Category: Winter

Steak and Ale Mushroom Pie

Many of us have been avoiding going out to eat during the pandemic, staying safe at home while grabbing takeout or enjoying our own cooking. But if you’re getting bored of the same staples or craving your wintertime pub favourites, it’s time to experiment in the kitchen with DIY recipes. Featuring wholesome ingredients like fresh …

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Creamy Tomato Hot And Sour Soup

Creative twists for soup season There are few things more comforting on a chilly evening than a bowl of perfectly simmered and seasoned soup. Easy or complicated, creamy or spicy, you simply can’t go wrong with soup during the winter. “Once the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, there is nothing I crave more …

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Ahi Grapefruit Poke

Cook with seasonal fresh produce Winter months are perfect for peak season Florida Grapefruit. This versatile super fruit enriches the flavor of both sweet and savory dishes — adding sweetness, a pop of color and flavor. While Florida’s climate is perfect for nurturing fresh flavour, its subtropical growing conditions that mean heavy rains, intense sunshine …

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Slow Cooker Corned Beef, Barley, and Cabbage

Slow cooker meals perfect for cozy winter nights Looking to put a fresh twist on entertaining at home? Set a warm and casual tone by inviting friends and family to enjoy a classic Irish supper that pairs ideally with both light and full-bodied beer.  This easy recipe from GoBarley can be prepared the evening before …

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Recipe for Golden Milk

Need something exciting to sip when you come out of the cold? Swap out the hot chocolate for this sweet treat with heat instead. Golden milk is a traditional Indian hot beverage considered by many to have soothing properties. Simple ingredients combined with ultrafiltered Canadian milk makes for a creamy and delicious version of this …

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December 31st Birthday Love: Sam Ragan

Winter Watch In those winter fieldsWhere only the dead grassHides the movement of miceAnd the loping fox long awayFrom hunters, horn and dog,Walking and watching wind bendBare branches at the wood’s edge.This then is the beginning,The walk and the waiting,Winter is a time of waiting,The pause, the slowed feet,The watching, the waiting. -Sam Ragan

[little tree] by e e cummings

[little tree] little treelittle silent Christmas treeyou are so littleyou are more like a flower who found you in the green forestand were you very sorry to come away?see          i will comfort youbecause you smell so sweetly i will kiss your cool barkand hug you safe and tightjust as your mother would,only don’t be afraid …

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Christmas Drink Recipes from Around the World

Whether your preference is for alcohol or just a warming liquid, you’ll find something in the selections below to lift your holiday spirits. Wassail The basic Wassail hails from Britain where it has been a seasonal favorite for centuries. It’s a delightful mixture that comes in a variety of styles. Ingredients:1 gallon apple cider1 orange1 …

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Happy Winter Solstice!

It’s officially winter today, and I hope everyone has a happy, warm, and enchanted winter holiday season! The winter solstice, also referred to as “midwinter” and “the longest night,” is the day of the year with the least amount of sunlight and the longest night for those on the Northern Hemisphere. Astronomically, it marks the …

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Chef Anna Olson’s Crème Brûlée Eggnog

Did someone say eggnog? Nothing says holiday like a delicious, cold glass of eggnog. Make this smooth treat from scratch at home and you’ll never go back to the store-bought version. Check out Chef Anna Olson’s Crème Brûlée Eggnog recipe below: Prep time: 20 minutesCook time: 8 minutesServes: 6-8 Ingredients: Directions: Find more delicious recipes …

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