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Comfort Cooking

Often, in the dead of winter, every Danish corpuscle in my body will start screaming "We haven't put up any food at all! We haven't preserved a single vegetable! We're all gonna die before spring!" And, seeing as I lack the equipment or patience to do proper canning, it generally comes down to refrigerator pickles.



The red jar is turnips and a few beets for color, such as you may have had at Lebanese restaurants. The orange one is a pseudo-Mexican preparation of carrots with red onion and some slices of jalapeños I grew last summer. The yellow jar is a cruciferous concoction of broccoli stems and cauliflower in seasoned rice wine vinegar.

This is the sort of thing I do to get through the winter depression. What about you? Any tricks for enduring the dark months? I can use all the advice I can get.

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minniethemoocha
Jan. 22nd, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
Walking in good boots. Sweating at the gym and taking a hot shower. Planning and cooking meals at home. Buffy DVDs and wine and big fluffy blankets and cattens and one friend. Cleaning the kitchen (keeps the creeping miasma at bay). Dance parties. Going out to the country and seeing an effing ton of stars.
fenriss
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
Huh, OK. *wets pen on tongue, takes notes* "A says... creeping... miasma... bad..."

See, I was totally cultivating the creeping miasma, but now that you mention it, it does seem like it could be part of the problem. I think I was just taken in by how fun it is to say: creeping miasma!

In all seriousness, great suggestions all around. I can't really do all of those things right now, but I think I could work up to it

BTW, I miss you.

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