Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hallabong Juice

We were certainly on a movie kick this weekend. We saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button AND Marley and Me. Both were good, but I liked Marley and Me more. Besides the obvious reasons like my love for dogs, it was really quite touching. Last year, I had to say good-bye to two dogs. It was rough. Sadness aside, the point is that 고 and I had a lot of time down this weekend.

Today, we decided to make orange juice. 고's dad sent us a box of hallabongs last week and there was no way we were going to finish them all, so we decided to make hallabong juice. Our skills in the kitchen have yet to mature, but he still gave it a try.

First, we got online to figure out how to make orange juice.

  1. Begin by tightly squeezing oranges repeatedly to soften them.
  2. Wash thoroughly, cut into halves and remove seeds.
  3. Proceed to step 11 if using a juicer.
  4. Carefully cut circularly around the edge of an orange half, slightly separating the fruit and peel.
  5. Grip the orange half tightly and squeeze directly into a glass or serving pitcher.
  6. Continue squeezing and periodically rotating the orange in your hand until liquid is no longer produced.
  7. Scrape the orange with a spoon and add fruit directly to the juice for additional pulp.
  8. Put the juice through a strainer for less pulp.
  9. Repeat with the other orange halves.
  10. Serve and enjoy.
  11. Follow specific machine instructions on loading and juicing oranges if using a juicer.
BUT... we decided to scrap that and try it our own way.

First we rolled them.

Then we squeezed them.

And there we peeled them all the way and put them into this super old pot.

And then we dumped into our little blender.

Blended them up a bit.

There was tons of pulp because we opted for the blend method. So, 고s doing a little straining.

Finished product.

Some extra pulp for me. And yes, I pull my hair back with my sunglasses while at home.

The juice tastes pretty good although it's pulpy as hell. Don't get me wrong, I know that this was very simple and a total waste of time to read/write, but I figured it was a good excuse to throw some pictures up.
And don't make juice this way either.