Spring’s nearly here. Which means I’ll shortly be planting foods, from potatoes and broccoli to quinoa and black chickpeas.
I’ve been hoarding (in true winter style) some pictures of special harvest treats enjoyed during the winter season. As the days stretch out and the sun shows signs of actually returning once more, as the daffodils emerge and stretch their yellow faces up, as the cherry trees begin to wake, my chilly heart melts a little. Therefore, I shall hoard no more. Presenting part 1 of 3 in my Best Winter Surprises: Harold, The Surprise Carrot
1. Harold, The Surprise Carrot
Harold (the surprise carrot) appeared in an even more surprising bag of potatoes. Fella headed to the community garden one rare and sunny January afternoon. He returned with a giant bag full of potatoes that were hiding, utterly unknown, in the depths of our community garden plot. We planted potatoes in April. We were such potato hogs that we decimated the supply before September. Or so we thought. He went to the garden to clear out the plot for its new owners (we’re just switching to a different spot), and came back with a huge sack of beautiful, dirty treasures. Surprise!
But Harold, sneaky fellow, thought he’d do the potatoes one better.
I love these little surprises in life. Tiny surprise carrots amongst the surprise potatoes. These miniature treats are a reminder that not every unexpected is unpleasant. Some are even organic, packed with Vitamin A and come with a sassy little personality.