But that can only go so far when you are simply looking through photos. When you live in Scotland in February, not many of those particular moments are possible. Which is ok, because if I had that all the time I would be spoiled, eh?
So what does one do when all this freshness must wait several months? There are options:
a) Forget about eating vegetables, fruit, and all this fresh nonsense, and eat frozen pizza until summertime.
b) Mope about the cold and eat cookies all day long.
c) Come to terms with the fact that it's winter time, and eat a salad.
I choose c.
Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of times that I have baked all day, looked out the window, and cursed the cold from inside my kitchen, all whilst eating cookies and trying not the think about bathing suit season. But then after too many sweets, the sugar coma sets in, then you get some sort of hot flash thing, then you inexplicably want to go for a run at midnight to make up for it. It's a vicious cycle I wouldn't wish on anyone. So the cure? Eat a salad.
No, it didn't come from your garden. Because your garden is a frozen mud pit. Get over it.
Here is my new favorite salad. No pictures, but there will be soon, cause I'm making it again soon. Cause it's yummy in my tummy (I really wish I had a child so I would have an excuse for that last line).
Winter Cure Salad
1 beet, cubed into bite-sized chunks
1 baby avocado (or a regular sized one-whichever you prefer), cubed into bite-sized chunks
1/2 red onion, sliced into thin rings, then cut in half
2-3 heaping Tbsp crumbled feta cheese
2 handfuls fresh spinach, torn into pieces
sprinkling of garlic powder
coarse sea salt and crushed black pepper to taste
Mix all together in a salad, bowl. The more you toss it around, the more the beet juice and the avocado will coat everything else, giving it even more flavor. But don't get to crazy.
Go to a part of the house where you can enjoy, maybe with a book and some music. Right now I recommend The Chronicles of Narnia (classic) and some Sing-Kill-Worth.