Everyone is up in arms about this Irene character but hell, I’m from Texas and my hurricane street cred runs like a convicted felon. I’ve survived Katrina which brought droves of New Orleaneans into my city and my school. And dipped to escape the wrath of Ike. (I always like to picture this crazed, expensive earthquake as it’s twin Ike Turner. And not the original Ike but the feature film Laurence Fishburne- Ike).
In any case, I am trapped in my house with my Harris Teeter booty of picked over scraps and no flashlight. Luckily, I grabbed the last jar of Jiffy peanut butter (only creamy please) from a four year old. Splendid.
After I waded through the outdoor wet t-shirt contest, I thought now would be a good time for a fast. A juice fast that is. So here is my tribute to you Laurence Fishburne- Ike!
4 carrots, halfed
3 small green apples, halfed
1/2 a cucumber, cut in wedges
1/2 beet and the stalks
small handful of parsley
Tip: Mash the parsley with one of the other fruits for easier, more integrated juice. Also the apples soften the blow of the beets. Though it’s only half a beet, this little vegetable makes its presence known.