Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Juicing 101" Demonstration & Tasting

The 2013 United We Read book, "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" by Robin Sloan, finds its characters doing a lot of healthy eating. From delicious-sounding raspberry and bean sprout scones to oat cookies to kale juice to spicy couscous salad, their mealtimes are enough to make you run to the kitchen --or the nearest natural food store-- to whip up a tasty snack of your own.

On Tuesday, October 15th from 7-8pm, Rick Montieth, owner of Georgetown Market, will be at the Library to demonstrate "Juicing 101." He will talk about juicing, give you hints and tips, and offer samples to taste. Georgetown Market is a family-owned natural food store that has been in business for forty years. The "Market Eatery," located inside of Georgetown Market, offers a wide variety of natural, mouth-watering dishes on its menu, including fresh, organic juices. Check out a few of their drinks:

"The Daily Carrot" with organic carrot and apple
"I Love Juicy" with organic carrot, orange, lemon, and apple
"Green Drink" with lemon, lime, cucumber, kale or spinach, apples, celery, and ginger
"Mender Blender" with organic carrot, spinach, cabbage, cucumber, beet, & celery
"Popeye’s Punch" with organic spinach, celery, cucumber, garlic, parsley, and cabbage
"Indy Car Driver" with organic carrot, celery, parsley, beet, spinach and Spirulina

A recent Wall Street Journal article, "Juicing, A to Z: A Guide to Healthy and Fun Drinks," discusses the evolution of juicing from basic (and perhaps less than palatable) to concoctions described as "...a lively kale, apple, lemon, ginger and celery blend with terrific body and a mineral finish. To describe a juice in this way —as one might a wine— is beginning to make sense now that more chefs are getting into the game. At long last, juice is having its epicurean moment." The article includes a handy "Juicing A-Z" ingredients chart that describes the flavors and uses of ingredients from apple to jalapeno to raspberry to zucchini.

The Library has many books about juicing, too, including "Fifty Shades of Kale: 50 Fresh and Satisfying Recipes That Are Bound to Please," which includes recipes for a "Blueberry Kale Smoothie," an "Energy Jolt," and a "Cocoa Delight," made with cocoa, kale and black cherries. Gwyneth Paltrow's newest cookbook, "It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great" contains a recipe for an Almond & Kale Smoothie, and there are plenty of other books to borrow that have juicing recipes galore.

Register your seat today for "Juicing 101" with Georgetown Market and we'll see you at the Library at 7pm on Tuesday.

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