I come home all too profoundly aware that these are war times and of the enormity of human suffering.
And, to my great good fortune, I came home to my own kitchen and made a savory lentil stew with whole grain rice garnished with the first fresh herbs from the garden (cilantro and garlic chives).
Hoppin’ John variation (vegan with Home Rule beer–because there was a can in the refrigerator after a potluck and greens from the garden, alas no collards)
And everything else, too.
Not just warming and delicious, but also inexpensive and healthy, and a great way to use up leftover table wine . Lots of variations possible.
turkey mole; butternut squash and Brussels sprouts roasted with rosemary and garlic, buttered whole grains (rice, wild rice, millet, green wheat); beans from the garden flavored with bay, celery, and epazote; cranberry sauce with orange and cardamom; fresh garden herbs, greens, and flowers