Later in the winter-spring icicles will lace the eaves, great tits welcome the dawn with their “si-da si-da”. I remember that as a kid they were less insistent singing “si-si-da si-si-da”, but just like we move faster and faster, nature does as well. When finally we reach “The week of skrei”, we walk to the fish market to purchase a perfect fillet of North-Atlantic Cod caught in Northern Norway and brought to us for indulgence. We start with carrots and onions chunked in salted water with allspice and pepper corns. Boiled until fragrant, we let the water simmer as we slowly slide the cod into the water. When sauted to a flaky perfection we serve with riced potatoes, and browned butter.
last snow falling —
briefly specking the soil
We celebrate with pussy willows budding, knowing that in just a few weeks the spring equinox is here, and with that comes your birthday.
Today Lisa introduces the concept of micro seasons at dVerse from the Japanese concept of kō. They are normally a part of a major season and should have some significance, with their own food (or fish) and specific matters happening in nature. Yesterday I already introduced the concept of dividing the season in 8 seasons as they do in Lapland. I wanted to take part of one of those seasons, winter-spring which begins now and will go un until spring, at its end we can expect the catches of cod from Northern Norway to reach us at the same time as the pussy willow might break its buds.
I hope I understood the prompt correctly.
February 1, 2022