December has been unusually warm this year, which has allowed some humble, yet sturdy vegetables to not only survive but even to thrive in these short days. Usually, the soil would be deeply frozen by now, calmly resting under a thick layer of snow.
I’m grateful for the vegetables to give us delicious food full of life force, which is so important in winter. Lamb’s lettuce, radicchio, two varieties of kale, Brussels sprouts, leek, collard, parsley are still living with such intensity and trust that I have to admire them. Their roots are blanketed with now decaying leaves, brought to the garden by the gale winds which battered our village in mid-November.
I would also like to let you know that now I have a Twitter account and you are warmly welcome to visit me there.
I wish you many peaceful and happy moments in 2014.