Hello garden, how I've missed you during the winter months!
These days, as I harvest and pull out all the plants that have overwintered - the cabbage, the lettuce, the chard and parsley - and get the soil ready for planting, I can't help but notice how much a winter vegetable garden that has been swept by cold winds and beaten by copious rains for many months can still give. Winter gardening isn't always fun, even in our temperate Mediterranean clime, but, yes, it's still worth it.
I steamed and refrigerated heaps of chard that will go into either a risotto verde or a quiche or both, and I'm currently processing a basketful of parsley ... I might be back later on with photos from my kitchen, featuring the gifts of our giving winter garden!