Warming Days

Mustard Green Rice
Cabbage-Ham Salad
Crunchy Smelt

Every aspect of this meal is beautiful to look at, mild on the stomach, and with just a hint of sweetness. Doesn't it just seem the to conjur an atmosphere of hesitant, blushing springtime? Although it relies on those stalwart vegetables of winter, the sweetness and freshness can be found in the rice and eggs, while cabbage and fish complement the savory undercurrents.

"Spring is coming! Spring is coming! Birdies build your nest. Weave together straw and feather, each one doing your best."