These days, the light disappears before I even realize it’s afternoon. Rain is forecast as far into the foreseeable future as meteorologists are willing to predict. Not even the unseasonable warmth seems to make up for the dark and the wet. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed.
But that’s not all of it. Often, the predicted rain falls while I am asleep and I wake up to sunshine, warmth and clean air. Even when that’s not the case, the darkness and the rain can be beautiful. It’s just a matter of perspective.
This is what I tell myself when I get frustrated. Like today, when I’m running late with everything and nothing’s working quite as well as it should. Except for dinner. Dinner is terrific tonight. The spiced butter-glazed carrots are so good they might almost pass for dessert and they make a great companion for Sam Sifton’s Asado Negro.
And if you were still hungry afterward, though I’m not suggesting you would be, you might turn to page 36 of the current edition of Edible Vancouver and finish your meal with some pots de crème.
We’re doing things a little differently again for the month of December. We’re still posting weekly, but people are free to post this month’s recipes in any order. You can find many other blogged descriptions of this month’s FFWD recipes here: LYL: December 10