I’ve decided that “embracing” winter is silly when all it does is backhand you a good one every time you try to get near it. Today’s blizzard (which started the very second I opened the door this morning to head out to work) is certain proof that I should just stay away. Far, far away. Somewhere with plenty of sun and sand.
Is time-travel less expensive than a tropical vacation? Maybe we can fast-forward to spring….
Some comfort food has definitely been in order lately, so I cooked up this insanely delicious Vegetable Navratan last night. It took me nearly two hours and I even cheated by using frozen vegetables and reducing the amount of garlic (no-no’s, I’m sure), but it was worth every second in the kitchen. The leftovers were even better reheated tonight. Warm belly food, for sure. And if you want to make your own garam masala to use in the recipe, check out this DIY mix. Yum!
To continue the theme of food and winter, this tidbit of weird news caught my eye – apparently the town of Williams Lake, British Columbia, is using beet juice to de-ice the roads. I suspect the practice has my hubby’s vote of confidence, given that he doesn’t think beets are fit for human consumption: “The only good beet is the one pureed under my truck tires,” or something to that effect. Next thing I know, he’ll be boxing up the beets we receive in our CSA basket and mailing them out to Williams Lake.
And what about these absolutely horrific vintage recipes? I just HAVE to share this link with everyone…after all, I was brought up to be polite and I simply wouldn’t feel right if I was the only one suffering from a queasy stomach. I have to know, though: if you grew up in the era of these culinary masterpieces, did you or someone you knew ever cook or eat these? Or something just as…creative?
I hope you have a fun week – no matter what the weather!