Its been a long, hard winter. We've seen extreme cold and extreme snowfall amounts this year and its not even close to being over. Here we sit in the beginnng of February. I'm planning for the planting of a garden that has been covered in snow for months and will be covered for another few weeks at least. I've been making lots of comfort foods for my family. Warm soups, stews and roasts have been filling our bellies. The last of the garden goodies are being consumed and I'm ready for the newness that Spring brings.