We're at the beginning of January and there's still a winter chill in the air, but spring planting is already on my mind. Today, rain-drenched grounds, cloudy skies and cold temperatures keep me inside. This is a good day to curl up with a cup 'o tea and a good book. I have a selection of books pertaining to herbs, gardening, cooking, sewing, poetry and such; things that inspire, things that I love to do. There's been a lot of sewing going on, but gardening's always in the back of my mind. I have another blog you know, www.sweetcasita.blogspot.com; this is where I log gardening happenings at the Casita (Christine! One blog too many perhaps?) Today I am feeling compelled to read and study. I really enjoy this book (pictured), The Moosewood Restaurant Kitchen Garden, by David Hirsch; this is today's reading for fun and inspiration.