On this year's mild Christmas day, we went to the garden to see its autumny (even though it was winter) condition. We warmed ourselves with a nice cup of soup, made from the remaining vegetables in the garden. These were spinach beets, leeks, celery and some herbs. The spinach beets have a very explicit taste, somewhere between earthy beets and the freshness of spinach (indeed, as the name suggests). These were accentuated by the grandma-soupy taste of celery and leeks. In the meantime, the last preparations were made for the winter. We covered the garden with shreds to protect the soil for the coming months (also known as mulching).
Saturday, 14 January 2012