Well, sometimes it’s only V5 or V6 or V7, but it works for me.

Many people as they age find they have fewer and fewer teeth.  Many end up, as I did, quite dentally challenged.  I was even more dentally challenged when I lost my denture and spent some weeks without it while a new one was being made.   Chewing was difficult and slow; salads were about impossible.  Something needed to be done; I was not getting the recommended quota of fruits and vegetables.

I liked V8 but thought it rather expensive.  Why not make my own?  Studying the “real thing” I noted V8 contains tomato juice (from concentrate), and vegetable juice blend (from concentrated juices of carrots, celery, beets, parsley, lettuce, watercress, and spinach).  Vitamin C and citric acid added.  A number of those things are always in my refrigerator: carrots, celery, onion, and cabbage.  And I have quantities of frozen tomatoes in the freezer as a result of my summer garden.

The procedure is simple.   Cut up one carrot, peel off a cabbage leaf, cut off a half-inch from the tops of the Read the rest of this entry »