Nature’s Winter Pantry: Comfort Food for Body and Soul
Everything has seasons, and we have to be able to recognize when something’s time has passed and be able to move into the next season. Everything that is alive requires pruning as well, which is a great metaphor for endings.
—Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist and author
hisTorically, WinTer’s simPle dieT reflected the sparseness of the season. Much of the food eaten during Winter came from the preparations made in Fall/Autumn. Home-canned fruits and vegetables lined cellar shelves ready to complement a Winter meal or snack. Root crops were prepared frequently because they stored well, provided nutrient-dense flavor and blood thickening properties, and created inner warmth during the cold weather. Perhaps you can learn from the traditions of Winters past.
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