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Watercress juice drink
Thu 7-Jun-12
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Many years ago in Harrods, I had a drink in their Juice Bar; it contained watercress and black pepper but I can't recall what other ingredients might have been in there.  Does anyone here have a recipe that I could try please?  I know that one should not drink the juice alone as it affects the stomach lining so what would go with it do you suppose?

I'll try that again!

Thu 7-Jun-12
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A bucket? flaming_nora

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Sorry TA, but the idea of drinking liquid watercress and black pepper is as tempting to me as eating celery or nettle soup thumbs_down

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Thu 7-Jun-12
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wave How about these recipes TA; you could use honey instead of the stevia to sweeten it a bit, but I suspect it might not need either. 

 

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You don't know what you are missing Sue!  thanks Hattie but those recipes are not savoury, I shall keep on trying.  though perhaps a little chicken stock whizzed up with the watercress and a little pepper might work.  I'll try that tomorrow.

I'll try that again!

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wave  Sorry, but I am with Sue on this one!!!

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Thu 7-Jun-12
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Hi TA,

How about avocado, parsley,coriander & yellow tomatoes (to keep the green colour).

You could always add the chicken stock if you wanted it more liquid.  smile I would, of course, use some of my nettle tea (nettle tops with boiling water poured over & left to steep overnight, then strain & use the liquid.....it really is delicious on it's own).

 

I know my last statement will make Sue shudder......I understand this as it took me years even to try it but I loved it after one sip.  big_hug

 

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Hmm, I wanted to keep it purer than that, not adding in too many other flavours.  I don't dislike nettles - I just can't find them - they are more elusive than Sloes.

As an aside, I have been drinking Mint Tea, I have a plethora of mints to choose from in the garden and it is cheaper than Yorkshire tea with milk...wink

I'll try that again!

Fri 8-Jun-12
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Lots of new nettles here, maybe I should try it!

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Fri 8-Jun-12
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If you try it Aly only use the top 4"- 6", wash gently & put in a large bowl & pour boiling water over them, steep for a few hours (I tend to leave mine overnight), sieve out the leaves & add to compost heap or feed to the chickens, then drink. I promise you will be surprised at how nice it tastes......I was very surprised. It helps to keep my hay-fever under control.

 

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