Listening to NPR not too long ago, I was introduced to the Danish idea of Hygge. It roughly translates as "coziness". Hygge happens more so during their long, dark, cold winters. Good food, warm drinks, candlelight, cozy days reading a book all cultivate the hygge.
During our wintertime, try beating the winter blues by cultivating your own hygge.
Vernie Bidderman, owner of the Mooseleuk Mercantile, is flabbergasted when she gets a message from her husband Stanley, who went bowling twenty years ago and never came home. Seventy-year-old Salt Gribbon, the cantankerous lighthouse keeper, is living with a secret--two, in fact: his grandchildren. As December draws to a close, will Vernie let the mystery of Christmas soften her heart? Will Salt lower the walls he built to shut out the world?
"Betty Crocker Big Book of Slow Cooker, Casseroles, and More! combines slow cooker, comfort food and one dish meals into one big compendium, with a focus on ease and convenience, answering consumer demand for simple mealtime solutions in an affordable, high-value package.This book collects favorite recipes Betty Crocker readers have come to trust for simple solutions for home-cooked meals and modern twists to comfort food classics. Every recipe delivers on this no-fuss promise, utilizing convenience appliances such as a slow cooker, or only one essential pot or pan, like a casserole dish or skillet, to get dinner on the table quickly and efficiently"--Provided by publisher
If we want to find inner peace and wisdom, we needn't move to an ashram or monastery. Our buddha nature--our natural warmth and insight--can be discovered right where we are, in the context of our relationships, our family lives, and in our efforts help and serve others. Kornfield offers observations about the rise of mindfulness practice in the West and shares his insights on finding freedom right where we are.--Excerpted from publisher
Shortly before turning 50, TV cooking show personality Augusta “Gus” Simpson discovers that the network wants to boost her ratings by teaming her with a beautiful, young new co-host. But Gus isn’t going without a fight—whether it’s off-set with her two demanding daughters, on-camera with the ambitious new diva herself, or after-hours with Oliver, the new culinary producer who’s raising Gus’s temperature beyond the comfort zone. Now, in pursuit of higher ratings and culinary delights, Gus might be able to rejuvenate more than just her career
When her husband dies in a car crash--not long after announcing he wants a divorce--Jo Mackenzie packs up her two rowdy boys and moves from London to a dilapidated villa in her seaside hometown. There, she takes over her beloved Gran's knitting shop--a quaint but out-of-date store in desperate need of a facelift. After a rough beginning, Jo soon finds comfort in a "Stitch and Bitch" group; a collection of quirky, lively women who share their stories, and their addiction to cake, with warmth and humor