The Big Chill

You may remember we had some snow recently.


Well, this is the current weather forecast for Metro Vancouver:

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Did someone say BRRRR?!

So what is one to do when faced with a big chill?

Make sure to eat a warm breakfast.

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Oatmeal with banana, peanut butter, and snow white chocolate chips.


Ensure your lips stay hydrated. Preferably with a seasonal lip gloss.


Utilize nature’s cooler for your hippie drinks.


Pack tasty lunches involving spinach hummus and things to dip in said hummus.


Wait…that has nothing to do with cold weather. But it tasted good 😉

Cook up a homey soup or stew for dinner. Even better – get your mom to cook said stew.


Sip on copious amounts of hot tea. Bonus points if it’s also seasonal and features cute critters on the box.


Stay indoors and find a good book to read – like the one you took out of the library and have renewed 3 times yet still haven’t started.


Make sure to bundle up in something warm.


While you’re at it, practice your self-portrait skills why dontcha?

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And if all that doesn’t get you toasty and warm, why not lay out a blanket on the floor in front of the fireplace?


Don’t forget your stuffed toys!

How are you keeping warm this winter?

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Categories: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sienna, Tea


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9 Comments on “The Big Chill”

  1. November 22, 2010 at 1:00 am #

    I have that tea. Love.
    I have those glasses. Meh.
    I have that cat. Blech.

    Whose blog is this?!?


  2. November 22, 2010 at 9:55 am #

    Now I wish I’d had oatmeal for breakfast… Hmmm, might need some milk for that though right?

  3. Victoria
    November 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    Where do you buy kombucha in vancouver?! I’m coming in about a month (from Alberta) and have only ever found it in the US!

  4. November 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    That stew looks AWESOME. Do you have a recipe?

  5. November 22, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Love your snow-dusted meal!

  6. Weighting For 50
    November 23, 2010 at 8:39 am #

    Love the photos in the snow!!!

  7. November 23, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    I pretty much hibernate as much as possible in the winter. I just do not like the season one bit! Ugh…

  8. November 23, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    Hey Marianne,
    Nice to see you at the event tonight. The oatmeal with white chocolate chips is a great idea. I wish I thought of that myself. I’ll have to try it. btw just voted for your food fight thing. good luck,

  9. November 24, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    Whoa that is cold! I do love those photos though. It’s a nice back drop for your meal! 🙂 That book is on my to-read list too.

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