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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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theletterelle
Jan. 24th, 2008 04:51 am (UTC)
I was going to suggest that too. :) Also, paint a room bright sky blue (like the craft room). With that plus full-spectrum light and a heater, it'll feel like summer!

Well, maybe not just like summer. But, y'know. :)

Also, I think it's about time for a summer tiki party at the Manor. We can de-ice everything and put out some palm trees. :)

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