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Brach’s rooftop is home to a kitchen garden that is full of surprises: berries, vegetables and herbs, a Norwegian bath and panoramic views over Paris as well as… a chicken coop with 3 laying hens: Églantine, a dark grey Coucou de Rennes, Suzie, a Harco with black plumage and Bérénice, a magnificent ash grey.
Seasonal fruits and vegetables
Don’t be fooled by its exotic flavor: the high season for pineapples is actually in winter. High in vitamin C, pineapple will be your best friend for preventing fatigue, colds, and little infections that crop up during wintertime. Add it to your holiday meals to promote better digestion of these copious feasts.
Although it’s a light vegetable, spinach still contains a treasure trove of benefits due to its high mineral and vitamin content.
Fun fact: the benefits of spinach vary according to how it is prepared. It’s high in vitamin C when eaten raw, but B vitamins are released when it’s cooked.
Their delicate flavor is a subtle addition to winter soups and salads. High in fiber, vitamins C and B9, and antioxidants, leeks can also be enjoyed steamed or sautéed.
A helpful counterpoint to the starches and fatty foods eaten in winter, kiwis are chock-full of vitamins that strengthen the immune system. Eaten either with savory or sweet foods, cut up or in a sauce, in a smoothie or iced, kiwis are a fresh addition to cozy winter meals.
Whether it’s a stalk or a root, celery is unlikely to be missing from your nutritional selection. With its powerful taste and strong aroma, it can be used in condiments or enjoyed on its own, either raw or cooked, and is crispy with mild flavor.