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green smoothies
Thursday we picked up our CSA farm share and included this week was a head of raddicchio lettuce. Now when it is this big it is strongly flavored with a bitter bite. I am not sure exactly what we will do with it, but as I prepped it for the fridge I couldn’t resist snapping a couple of photos. It is amazing with the light-colored veins streaking the green and red leaves.

For those of you who drink green smoothies, here is a tip for winter:

– when you find that you have extra greens (i.e. collard, beet, lettuce…), wash in cold water & lay on towel to dry
– pat off excess water
– place several leaves into a zipable plastic bag
– press out air & seal bag
– toss into freezer 
– pull out and use in your wintertime green smoothies
It won’t matter if the greens don’t hold their original form when you are going to whiz ’em in the high-speed blender! If you can stock up for winter with some self-frozen greens you will save time and money for cold-weather green smoothies.

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