I love how everything has an opposite. Opposition creates a balance, which is why it makes sense to eat cool crisp greens, cucumbers, and peaches in the summer, and hearty warm soups filled with luxuriously creamy squash and root vegetables paired with warming spices in the winter. There's even a science to it all, but we won't get into that. Let's just say that eating seasonally isn't simply delicious, but a necessity. Balance is essential for a happy life, and who doesn't want to be happier?
A few things I love about the opposition in winter is that to offset the brash and almost hostile weather, we have things that are delicate and comforting to balance it out. Like melt on your fingertip snowflakes, softly knit scarves/gloves/everything, creamy and warming soups, flirtatiously sweet pears, cuddles, holding hands, sharing a blanket, sharing a mug.
what do you like about winter?
a few things for your weekend:
learn a few quirky things about pears and bake some molasses pear bread, recipe on zupas today.
go to brunch at communal, then come or tune in to our seasonal foods class at Jacob's Cove Farm tomorrow!
pop some corn, grab an extra large blanket (or a small one to induce immediate cuddles), and watch an epic movie (or if you're like us, a tele series).
above all, have a lovely and harmonious weekend.