Green Drink

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  Come March, I find myself unable to know what to eat. Or at least to know what I want to eat. Squash and root vegetables have long since lost their charms, and who can possibly afford those first meagre bunches of asparagus flown in from California? The inspiration that came from brisk days and cozy […]

Queen’s Salad

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I’ve been thinking about my Grandmother’s shoes. Millie’s shoes. They were gold, shaped like ballet slippers. And the toes were covered in jewels – rubies and emeralds and diamonds (not really, but really) that glittered in the light. They were the most fantastic shoes I had ever seen.  She called them the queen’s shoes. Because when you wear them, she […]

Warm salad for a chilly spring day

I can’t explain to you how this happened, but somehow, April and March have switched places. March, normally drizzly and cold and still struggling to escape the grasp of winter, was full of warm days with bright sunshine – some days that were even positively hot and summery. Grass grew and leaves unfurled, plants sprouted, […]