Deep in the mountains, surrounded by sand and water... right on my kitchen counter the veggie islands formed during the bleak winter snow storm. Nope, this is not a recipe - but for sure I am playing with my food. Have ya ever noticed how alot of veggies continue to grow in the dark cold of the fridge? The tops of carrots, radishes and a celery root were growing in mine - I took a ceramic dish, added sand and water to it and stuck the growing tops in (with some other seeds i wanted to watch sprout). Growing the tops (and bottoms) of veggies is a good way to collect more organic greens and seeds for later eating & planting! My veggie island is purely experimental, to keep something growing inside for fun while the cold consumes outside in it's blanket of ice. Eventually they will need to be transferred to some soil. Have you ever tried this gardening trick?
I also wanted to share my bike riding adventure this morning to collect chestnuts, but it turned into a freezing hell ride as the snow pelted my eyeballs, wind cut into my ears and the chestnut tree was completely taken for all it's nuts already! I was terribly defeated and exhausted after lugging my bike back up the road, so all I had energy left to do was create veggie island.