Cleaning Your Brevile Juicer

We have been juicing for about two years now. Our first juicer was a XL
Juicer
. It was a fine little juicer and perfect for getting started. It was at a price point we felt comfortable with while we tried to decide if juicing was really for us and it did what it was supposed to do, it made juice. The downside to it was it was messy,  it did not come with a pitcher that fit under the spout and had several parts to clean. It honestly got to the point that we didn’t want to juice regularly.

Fed up with the mess and the lack of juicing I decided to Google “cleaning a juicer”. I found the video below. When I saw how streamlined the Breville Juice fountain  was and how quickly he was able to clean it I decided to buy one.  The results from the juice fountain have been superb. We have been using it for about a year and a half and it is still juicing as well as it did on the first juicing and clean up is as easy as the video shows. I have very limited counter top space but the Breville juice fountain has certainly earned a permanent spot.

I only do two things differently from the video.
1. I always wipe down the lower half of the unit that houses the motor, including the underside, because juice will occasionally drip down there.

2. I never throw away the pulp! That goes into the compost bin for the garden.

Out to pasture

 The bluebonnet ride was a lot of fun but it was also emotional a few times. One of the spots we stopped to take some pictures had a pasture of cows, including a calf that was nursing. The cows had plenty of room to roam, a variety of grasses to eat, and from what I could tell they seemed content.

Before I knew what was going on my emotions got the better of me. I found myself teary eyed and my mind racing with the thought this is how it should be. Even if these animals are being raised for food they are being treated humanly.

It is not the goal of this blog to push anyone into a certain lifestyle but I would like to think that we can all agree that living creatures should be treated with respect and care regardless of rather they are a pet, wild or being raised for food.

Take a Back Road

Do you ever listen to a song and think that’s what I want to do,  that’s what I need today? That happens every time I listen to take a back road. I want to hop on the back of my husbands bike and get away, far away. No noise, no work, no cooking and cleaning, nothing going on,  just relaxing and watching the scenery go by. Problem is we both work full time, he is off on the week-ends and my job basically demands I work every Saturday and rotate Sundays. However every once in a while something catches my eye on the calendar and I do whatever it takes to get off. That happened when I saw the bluebonnet ride on the calendar.  Most rides he goes on involve riding across the state to get a burger or something of that sort, not exactly every woman’s dream ride.

 More often than not the ones I get to go on are short distances on either highway or bumpy roads and it is almost always cold.  Don’t get me wrong, I always have a great time it’s just not usually your ideal riding conditions especially since my husbands bike doesn’t have a back rest. A bluebonnet ride though, how could that be anything but perfect?

After overcoming the scheduling issue the next obstacle was the weather. Spring in Texas is a beautiful yet unpredictable season. Despite conflicting weather predictions all week this day turned out to be perfect. The morning was cold , bitter cold, but within a few hours it warmed up to the perfect temperature. The sun was shinning but not scorching hot, there was a light breeze but not so much wind that it made riding uncomfortable what more could I ask for.

On most rides I hang on for my life but this ride was a lot of back roads, just taking it easy and going slow. I was actually able to take pictures from the back of the bike which was something a few months ago I never would have imagined myself doing. The bluebonnets were blooming and animals were everywhere basking in the sun.  You can read more about the ride and watch a video here. Most of the pictures he has up are the ones taken by me from the back seat.

Blue Bonnets and Indian Paintbrush
How it should be for these creatures
Bluebonnet fields every where you looked
We ended the day with a stop at the Ennis Bluebonnet festival. They had a car show, arts and craft booths and lots of food. Instead of junk food we knew we would regret we ate roasted corn and then stopped at  a local Mexican restaurant for lunch. 

Healthy Life Summit Day Seven

Healthy Eating
TECHNIQUES FOR MAKING REAL FOOD
EASY &
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Jenny McGruther, Nourished Kitchen

Learn
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Healthy Body
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Dr. Dean
Howell, ND

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RECOVER FROM AUTISM WITH
DIET
Cara Comini,
Health, Home & Happiness

Cara’s
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Healthy Living
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PRODUCTS: SAFE ENOUGH
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Heather
Dessinger, Mommypotamus

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Healthy World
FROM CAFOS TO SUSTAINABLE,
GRASS-BASED AGRICULTURE
Graham Merriwether, Director
of American
Meat

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meat in America and why grass-based, sustainable farming is the only way to go
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