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Hot at Home: 5 Ways to Stay Warm in the Winter Months

By emgreen, published on Mar 5, 2014

Prepare Your Home

The first step to staying warm when cold weather hits is to get your home ready for winter. Start by closing off rooms you don't use and putting magnetic covers over the heat registers in closed off rooms. This keeps heated air only in the rooms you use. Weather strip and seal your windows, and lay rugs on wood and tile floors. Make sure windows that get direct sunlight are draft-free so you can keep curtains open to let in as much of its warmth as possible.

Use Your Kitchen's Heat

Bake a pie or slow-roast some meat, and let the warm and scented air circulate around... (more)

Tags: winter, kitchen, kitchen heat, stay warm

Canadian Snow Humour

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jan 9, 2014

As I sit by the wood stove, with the wind howling all around our old house, I am toasty warm. However our water pipes to the upstairs shower, toilet and laundry room have frozen for the fifth time this year. This has rarely happened in previous years. The temperature is -27 C with the wind chill. So naturally I want to talk about the weather like the good Canadian that I am because it is a proven fact that discussing the weather is a national pastime. This sort of Canadian discussion is typically a combination of complaining and bragging all rolled into one rant!

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Tags: humour, canada, winter, snow

New York: My First White Christmas and Coldest Winter

By HomeRearedChef, published on Dec 17, 2012

We stood outside the buildings of Rockefeller Center admiring a large water fountain—an Atlas of bronze—and an enormously huge Christmas tree (the biggest I’d ever seen), all lit up and dazzling! The night was windy and freezing cold, enough to quite chill you to the bone. The cold that night was also record-setting, and it made the whole experience of visiting New York, well, down-right frightening. I wanted to cry out to my husband and say, “Can we please go home now, back to sunny, warmer California?” I couldn’t feel my fingers or toes or nose. Heck, I didn’t even know if I was breathing!

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Tags: new york, winter, vermont, rockefeller center, white christmas, christmas vacation

Pause To Ponder

By melanie jean juneau, published on Nov 30, 2012

Pause

This is a meditation with images, not words. Picture this scene: the first sprinkling of snow brightens the ground with a brilliant pure, white coating. Looking at the scene outside my windows is a perfect way to prepare my heart for Advent. Agitation slips away and peace flows into me. A gift from God, pure and simple as I wait for the Christ child to be born anew within me.

Pray

Create in me a pure heart, oh God

And deliver a right spirit within me.

Ponder

God has given me a gift. I have solitary moments for the first time in 32... (more)

Tags: winter, advent, dark, waiting for the christ child

Ode to the month of June

By Cielo, published on Jun 25, 2012

...my being… it lives in me.

I believe each month possesses its own music; its own rhythm, just as each soul possesses the corresponding tempo and measure. And the illusion of a mystical place of spiritual repose, the stillness, peace, refreshment, delight… and where would I go and what would I see and do when freedom be no more?

Summers are but an abrupt epiphany here—so like life itself; brief and snappy, and what is the gain of bringing up to mind the fruitless days of winter when dancing in summer’s midst?

Fear… it is that ancient fear of losing Paradise.

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Tags: inspiration, winter, magic, summer, garden, paradise, humans

The secrets of winter

By Cielo, published on Feb 22, 2012

...it came, silent, and soft, and slow. Big fluffy flakes danced and meandered about the garden in the form of tiny delicate clouds; like a veil from heaven, it rested in the atmosphere for just a fleeting moment before it got swallowed up by the invisible spirits of the ground. And Father Winter too—it blew and whispered enchanting words to my ears with unexpected surprises…

From where I was standing, in my kitchen, a larger shadow crossed my field of vision over the garden. I am acquainted with these swift shadows of winter. I know them by name, and silently in my... (more)

Tags: birds, winter, magic, snow, garden, northern flicker, snowing

Winter is the Time

By Frank - icare2be, published on Mar 23, 2011

The winter is the time To rest and replenish My soul to prepareFor the intensity of springtime.

The winter is my time to be quietAnd listen to my soul.To hear it's quakening.To be mindful of it's fears.To forgive foibles.To welcome it's hopes with open joy.

The winter is time to go outsideAnd find that patch of undisturbed snow.Once finding it, Lie down facing the clouds.

Spreading my arms Like the wings of an eagleMoving them back and forth.

Then it is time to stand upAnd look down At my angel.

Winter is the timeTo take time to take timeTo have a little fun... (more)

Tags: poetry, thoughts, winter, musings, ramblings, prose, reminiscing, cabin fever

Whispers, Listening to Whispers

By Frank - icare2be, published on Oct 28, 2010

... listening to whispers.Crackling of new fallen leaves being trampled under my feet on a September morn.

Whispering wind whistling through pine boughs in the trees as I walked thru the forest as a youth.

Crunch - Crunch - Crunch of new footsteps inthe new fallen snow on a cold crisp winterymorn as I walked ot school.

Drumming of rain drops falling on the tin roofon a rainy spring morning.

Gurgling water rushing over the rocks and tree branchesin the stream near our farm in Upper Michigan.

Warm gentle breezes that brush across my face on alazy summer ... (more)

Tags: fall, life, autumn, winter, summer, whispers, spring

My Best Friend Summer

By taking off the mask, published on Dec 18, 2009

Summer approaches

she wraps her arms around me

I feel her warm sun beam on my skin

her rays kiss my face

and I feel somehow safe

I am not longer afraid of winter

turning me blue

or making me stay indoors

and giving me the flu

no, not anymore

summer is here

she whispers gently into my ear

with her soft breeze

telling me secrets

which no one else can hear

she is my friend

I can always depend on her

to come and take winter away

and give me sunny days

summer also... (more)

Tags: winter, summer, rays, seasons

Hayley's Food Column

By Hayley, published on Dec 2, 2009

With the nights drawing in earlier and the ice starting to appear, you need hearty warm food to keep you going.

Here is a casserole recipe that will warm and it cost less than a fiver. And its so easy to make that santa wont need any help at all from his elves.

Winter Warming Casserole

500g Casserole Beef

1 x Packet of a Casserole Vegetable Mix

5 x Medium Sized New Potatoes

1 tsp Thyme

Salt & Pepper

½ tsp Chilli Flakes

Gravy Powder

2 x Beef Stock Cubes

Water

In a casserole pan, lightly fry the beef in a... (more)

Tags: food, budget, beef, casserole, winter, warming

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