There seems to be a trend at the moment for high street veg shops to have a makeover and become bespoke greengrocers selling exceptional ingredients. It fairly makes my heart sing when this happens, especially when I am asked to make them some lovely images for their walls. Here’s a sneak preview from just such a commission.
“Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry.
Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition.
Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your breath’s vapor.
In a few blinks you can almost see the winter fairies moving in . . .
But first, you hear the crackle of their wings.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
A beautiful quote, and a few images, to make you feel better about having to scrape the ice off your car again this morning!
It’s a New Year, and it turns out living on wine, mince pies, and chocolate coins for a month is considered to be nutritionally unbalanced. Now, while I am almost certain that I could deconstruct that and find all the food groups if I really tried, the mirror and the scales are making that “hmmm” face at me, so I am caving in and being healthy for January. The organic veg box is my weapon of choice, and I’m not afraid to use it. Sadly I don’t get paid to plug them, but I think Able & Cole are the sort of company that actually does make the world a better place, and their new cookbook actually makes me excited by veg. As well as photographing food for a living, I also do it for fun (yep, the long winter nights fly by in our house!) so I will be posting my favourite veg creations throughout the month. Meanwhile here’s a few earthy treats to whet your appetites.