January 07th, 2018

Winter is the most still of the seasons. Ponds and lakes begin to freeze as the earth slows into quiescence. Woodland creatures are in their hibernation burrows. Birds have migrated south to warmer climates. The midday sun brings little relief; its warm rays seem to barely reach the earth. January’s chill forces you to turn up your collar and wrap your scarf all the way up to your cheeks.

The seasonal tastes to favour are sweet, salty, pungent and a hint of mild bitterness. Sweet and salty tastes support you in keeping juicy while the air is still cold and dry.