An UnBEARable Blustery Day

An UnBEARable Blustery Day

In the famous words of Winnie-the-Pooh, today is a “blustery day.” Flushed from the cold wind, I shed my winter parka and uncap my frozen head. With a shock of static electricity, and my long, wind-blown locks clung to my flushed face, childhood memories of my mother come to mind. Slathering my face with Vaseline, while singing her standard refrain, “you’ll thank me when you’re older and have beautiful skin,” as she proceeded to create a scarf cocoon around my sticky, pouting face.

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Presently, unwound from my wintery wardrobe, I ponder. Could there be anything nicer than a steaming bowl of homemade soup at this moment? I think not. I’m sure my friend, Pooh, would agree.

Come winter, I hibernate quite like a bear. It seems to be a family trait. Our introverted tendencies come into full effect and there is no place happier or cozier than home. Comfort food, my faux fur blanket (fondly named, Chocolate Velvet), a good book, and of course, a hot cuppa with honey. Bears so love their honey.

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When we do emerge from our wintry dens, the conversation seems to lean towards books and food. In honor of my fellow winter introverts and childhood pal Pooh, I decided to share some of my scrumptious soup recipes, because as all Winnie’s forest friends know “…everything is always friendlier with two.” Join me for a cup of comfort under the, Take Care, menu.

If you have already pontificated the, Be Well, aspects on the main menu, you may find the, Take Care, resources I will begin to introduce helpful as well. While, Be Well, discusses lifestyle aspects of mindful living, Take Care, will gradually present resources guided toward our physical bodies, what we put in them and on them. All of the recipes are gluten, dairy and egg-free. I hope you’ll join me and my bear for a fortifying hibernation.

Soups On!

  2 comments for “An UnBEARable Blustery Day

  1. Helen
    December 30, 2018 at 3:12 am

    Very heartwarming 🙂

    • Samantha Butler
      December 30, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Thank you, Helen. Best wishes in the New Year!

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