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Wintry onion soup

For those chilly nights

For those chilly nights

Yesterday, snow arrived before dawn and traced the barren trees with wintry light, taunting us until we put on our running clothes, trekked out into the frigid air, and left only our footsteps behind.  We arrived home pink-cheeked and slightly hoarse from the chilly wind, giddy from snowball fights and snowmen and the feeling that everything had been scrubbed clean and restored to its proper order.

Dont make me cry

Don't make me cry

The first snowfall is always the best.  The trees have been barren just long enough to make fall seem distant, and the cold hasn’t had a chance to settle into one’s bones just yet. It’s the perfect excuse to do all those cliched things one does at the start of winter: drink hot chocolate with marshmallows, go sledding with all the neighborhood kids, and make hearty winter fare.

Stock brewing

Stock brewing

There’s something so soothing and cheerful about a warm, wintry soup, and the one I want to share with you today is a perfect dinner or post-run snack for warding off winter’s chill. And topped with golden melted muenster and slices of toasted sourdough bread, it feels almost luxurious.

Wintry onion soup

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Warmth by chocolate

Yesterday was one of those painfully beautiful frigid days, where the clear blue sky and abundant sunshine seems so welcoming until you walk out your back door and feel your teeth crack upon impact. It was cold. Very, very cold. The kind of cold that makes you want to come home, turn up the thermostat, and bake.

Except it doesn’t quite work like that in my house. Global warming aside, we can’t afford the vast amount of oil it takes to heat this place to a semi-livable temperature. So we sit in our living room, wrapped in comforters, hoodies on, and look for some sort of reward that might help compensate for the temperature.

Molten Chocolate Cake

Molten chocolate cake, anyone?

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