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Here are the plants in mid-February:
*After blending I let the milk sit in the blender for about 5 minutes. This gives the milk time to settle and the foam to gather on the top. After the 5 minutes I scoop off all the foam. After removing the foam my original 7 cups remain. I dislike straining foamy milk through the nut milk bag. See pictures below for foam scooping process:
*If using a “regular” blender (not high-speed), start with 5 cups water and blend on high for up to 2 minutes. Add more water in future batches if you like the consistency and taste with 5 cups.
Pulp from: 3.5 lbs. of carrots, 1.5 lb. of cucumbers, 10 oz of spinach, 1 lb. of kale
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
6 garlic cloves, smashed
3 bay leaves
6 fresh sprigs of thyme
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon peppercorns
Filtered water (1 or 1 1/2 gallons)
1. In a large stock pot, combine above ingredients
2. Simmer for about an hour and a half
3. Skim off foam once in a while
4. Let cool
5. Strain through cheesecloth and mesh strainer (place cheese cloth on top of a mesh strainer)
6. Store as desired
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*Garlic may interact with some prescription medications. For example, take great caution in consuming large amounts of garlic if taking prescription blood thinners. Please consult your doctor or holistic practitioner before taking garlic supplements or eating garlic on a daily basis.
*Believe it or not, garlic allergies do exist (oh boy, I would take my peanut allergy over a garlic allergy any day).
Symptoms may include: skin rashes, mild fever, nausea, vomiting and headaches. Consult your doctor or holistic practitioner if you suspect a garlic allergy.
*Garlic can irritate your digestive tract and cause some disruption in digestive function. One key symptom is nausea. Other symptoms may include loose stools or diarrhea, even vomiting if you consume too much.
*I eat raw garlic when I feel a cold coming on and consume in small amounts until I start to feel better. However, I also eat roasted garlic quite regularly, so feeling sick or not, I usually have some on hand in the fridge. I smear it on gluten free bread, add it to soup, hummus, eggs. It’s such an easy way to get that delicious garlic flavor and without the very intense spiciness of garlic.
How To Roast Garlic
Garlic breath and all!
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, or oil of choice
Still a very smiley little guy!!