Winter Days, Travels and Comfort Foodcomments (0) January 20th, 2014
Winter Days, Travels and Comfort Food
My gardener friend John Forti, from New England, recently posted the following word on Facebook; it is one with which I was not familiar:
(adjective) of grey skies and winter days; filled with heavy clouds or fog; relating to winter or cold, sunless weather.
What a great word! It is certainly a good description of what many of us in the U.S. are experiencing as winter weather (other than y'all down South or out there in California).
This past weekend, I just rode, white-knuckled, through a blizzard from Pittsburgh to Mercer County, Pennsylvania en route to speak to the Mercer County Master Gardeners. Stalwart souls gardeners are… 17º F and they showed up bright and early the next morning (bearing cakes, cookies, scones, breads, egg dishes and more; those MGs sure can cook!) to hear about how to grow and cook with the Mediterranean herbs, as well as how to make cordials, pesto and sugar scrubs. It was a satisfying, fun-filled, long day and I had to get to the Pittsburgh airport by 4:30 pm so I could catch the last flight out to Baltimore-with a layover in Detroit-go figure!
So I got in late last night, slept in this morning and in between watering the greenhouse, unpacking and laundry, thought about comfort food. With what I had on hand and in the fridge, I decided to make Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Carrots with Brown and Wild Rice for supper. And it was so tasty and comforting, I'm sharing the recipe here with you.
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