I didn't cook very fancy on new year's, but was pleased to try my hand at a new recipe (handmade tortillas) and cooked beans with some fresh herbs from the garden- sage and thyme are still alive out there. (I read somewhere that the purple tint undersides of the thyme leaves is from the colder temperatures).
Peppers also went into the bean pot- these are all from my potted peppers, overwintering indoors. They are not large, but gave plenty of flavor!
It's been several years since I grew my own garlic, but every time I find one sprouting like this I wish I'd buried some in the fall. It wants to grow!