Dear Family & Friends
Despite the cold winter season, there were still a few garden food harvest for the kitchen. One of them , the Jerusalem artichoke. It stays buried underground and won't get affected with the severe cold season. We dug them up only when we need to cook them and they remain so crispy and delicious.
|my cleaned winter root veggie - the Jerusalem Artichoke|
Another no frill, no fuss veggie during the cold season are the collections of brassica plants like the kale, collard greens and brussel sprouts etc... These plants don't mind the bitter cold, in fact they produce a more sweet green leaves during cold season.
|my girl collected an assortment of leafy greens and herbs to incorporate in our rice dish|
With the above winter harvest of chopped Jerusalem artichoke and brassica leaves, plus a few fresh herbs of sage and rosemary, I'm cooking a rice rissoto/paella-like dish. I just sauteed everything with rice and added some sausages till slightly cooked. Then, I added some water and seasoning to further cook it till all liquid gets absorbed. This makes one complete balance meal for us.
With our family, a warm homecooked meal is a great comfort and it makes everybody smile with appreciation. That's one meal done during this week, tomorrow I'll think of another one for everyone. Hope you have a nice day too:)