Greens in this case refers the fresh food I give the birds, even though it isn't only made with green stuff.
Haven't posted one of these in a while, but since I made a batch this afternoon and thought of taking pictures (or having the Boy take the pictures while I prepped and/or cleaned the kitchen), why not have a post?
The "before" shot.
In case some things are hard to identify for some, the items are, from left to right:
-Two carrots - my guys love carrots so I do use quite a bit as a base and it's good for them.
-Some lovely organic purple kale. Found some yesterday and the bunch was just too nice to leave.
-Some green kale, which I ended up not using, having enough of the purple kale (and giving the certified organic stuff to the birds and keeping the rest for us - might make kale chips)
-Red bell pepper. Why red? Cause they are my favorite and it's generally what I have on hand.
-An orange. They love oranges and the orange juice will help preserve the food slightly longer.
-Snow peas. Haven't purchased any in a while because they looked ratty but these looked good so I figured I'd splurge a bit for the birds (much to the Boy's dismay as I didn't get too many because of the price so we won't get any).
-Broccoli. As with the carrots, I always use broccoli in the greens mix. Not as loved as the carrots though.
-Cauliflower. Had some on hand and figured it would provide some diversity.
This week I did use kale, but the leafy green normally varies between kale, dandelion greens, swiss chard and collard greens. These are what are more available here and I either use one or a mix, depending on what I purchase.
The "after" shot - once everything was chopped up by hand. I sometime use the food processor but the birds seem to prefer the food in slightly bigger chunks.