A delicious Wheat Berry Salad with Roasted Beets and Curry Cashew Dressing — this healthy and easy recipe is an explosion of sweet, savory flavors and crunchy, chewy textures.
Out here, winter’s been a no-show for the most part. Of late, we’ve been waking up to 65 degree days that have sneaked up past 75 in the afternoons. I actually built up a sweat just walking Leo and Lily this morning, and that’s when I noticed the daffodils and hyacinths already pushing out of the ground.
I feel cheated. I wanted winter, the whole nine yards. The snow, the storms, even my frozen fingers and toes crying for mercy on a walk outside. Cranking up the oven, guilt-free, to bake cookies, cakes and pies. One of the greatest charms, to me, of our D.C. area weather is that winters here are just right: we get two to three snowstorms each season, and our temperatures drop and stay below freezing, but only just. It’s not so bad that you absolutely cannot get out of the house if you have to, and when the snow comes, there’s plenty for Jay to make a snowman or go sledding on a hill behind his school where all the children in the neighborhood gather.