Winter Warmth

As winter creeps closer, I can already feel a new crispness in the air, a chill that wasn’t there a week ago. I start to think about winter things. Winter is my second favourite season – comfort, warmth, magic and adventure all wrapped up in it, and gathering ideas about how to be as cozy and snugly as possible is a wonderful past time. 🙂

I have been thinking first about soups, delicious pumpkin, chicken and corn, and tomato soup. Nothing yummier than sitting in front of a fire with a bowl of soup, wrapped up in a massive, fluffy blanket. Next is drinks, I get tired of hot chocolate very fast, I don’t drink coffee, and dislike caffeine tea. This at first caused a bit of a problem, but do you know how many AMAZING teas there are? Rose, hibiscus, orange, lemon, strawberry, vanilla-raspberry, and hundreds of others made exclusively with natural fruits and herbs, no substitute tealeaves. Making a delicate little teapot of rosebud tea and enjoying that while replying to e-mails is a lovely way to make your winter Internet work warmer. Then there is Milo – my favourite hot drink, I don’t know why Australian cafe’s don’t serve it?

More wonderful winter things are boots, long coats, hot-water bottles, blazing fires, reading before bed because the sun went down early, eating chocolate while watching movies, and so many others.

Here is the recipe for a hot drink that sounds fantastic (although I have not tried it)

Fine Wolf



Loose leaf:

  1. Bring apple cider to a near boil over low heat.
  2. Add tea leaves and spices and allow it to brew over the heat for about 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 1 minute.
  4. Strain the tea and spices from the cider and pour into a mug.
  5. Add nectar and lemon and stir well.

Tea bag:

  1. Pour nectar and lemon juice into a mug.
  2. Heat the apple cider to a near boil.
  3. Pour hot cider into the mug, stir, then add the tea bag.
  4. Allow to steep for 3-5 minutes before removing the tea bag

Thanks to for the recipe.



About Shemer

Author who loves reading, writing, horse riding, archery, books, dancing and many other things. Fulltime Soldier and part-time wildlife management student who loves to do adventurous things and explore the real world or books in her spare time.
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