There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter.
One is the January thaw.
The other is the seed catalogues. ~ Hal Borland ~
Last evening the temperature rose.
This morning we woke to rain.
A January thaw.
The warmer air turns my thoughts to spring and seeds and sowing.
Even though planting season is a few months away,
this is the time to plan and to dream.
Parsnips for the garden this year.
Roger and I are enjoying a simple supper dish this winter ~ Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips. Boil potatoes and parsnips together (3 to 1 ratio), drain, mash, add butter and a little cream. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Oh. my. goodness. Delicious!
of a cut-flower collection ~ imagine these bright beauties, tucked in a mason jar, on the kitchen table.
Vesey’s is our own Island seed company.
Browsing through the pages of their catalogue, or surfing through their online version, has wiled away many a long, pleasant, winter evening.
I’m dreaming of parsnips and posies.
How about you?