Made with a few peasant ingredients from all around, this soup is yummy, reduces inflammation, is soothing on the throat and pleasing to the eye.
Those wizened-looking roots of yours haven't gone bad: they're just dehydrated. You can revive them easily by immersing them in water for a few days.
Give me spring. Give me blustery, moorish mornings with ruffled robin feathers and lost umbrellas. Give me birdsong.
Rather than being discouraged by the fact that I will never be able to grow a decent tomato here, I've learned the lesson that working with the land I have is easier on both my wallet and my heart than fighting with it.