Margaret H.L. Lim's Literary Blog

Spring at last!


After a long bleak Winter with plenty of snow and ice, damaged vehicles and broken limbs, the heart is gladdened by the sight of snowdrops and crocuses pushing their way bravely through the still cold earth. Another sure sign of Spring is the witch-hazel (Hamamelis) or “magic nuts” as the Germans call this shrub, which is the first shrub to burst into bloom.

Persephone, goddess of Spring, has returned from the dark regions of the Greek Underworld! To celebrate the return of Persephone, I whipped up a dish for breakfast on Sunday 21st of March which ushers in the Calendar Spring.

Click here for the Greek Mythology behind Spring and the recipe for Demeter’s French Toast with Apples.