- What perfume to wear? (Either Chanel Coco Mademoiselle or Guerlain's Apres L'Ondee, or some kinda fig scent)
- To room fragrance or not to room fragrance? (I say yes, but only if it's not too intense. I like a good balsam scented candle or to burn some palo santo wood)
- What hot drink to drink? (Earl Grey DUH... Or jasmine green tea)
- What soup to make? (Pear and parsnip, SEE BELOW!)
- What's cozier: a cashmere sweater or a furry animal to cuddle with? (Furry animal, dogs or cats work for me.)
- To hot toddy or not to hot toddy? (Do it. But only if you are ready to potentially fall asleep mid-toddy)
- Scarf or hat? Or both? Or is that too much? Which is more important to cover in these borderline too-cold "fall" days? (I chose Scarf, but only because I don't have a hat, YET.)
Here are my head-dress options:
|1) Alice and Alyshka tuque, $50. 2) Westlake Designs Headband, $38.|
Anyway, here is a recipe for a delicious soup I made the other night. It definitely epitomizes a cozy day for me. The recipe is from Pan Chancho Bakery in Kingston, ON. Probably one of my favourite places ever... They have the best food and the best ginger cookies I have ever had! I like to make this soup in the fall and winter. It's really easy and it's seriously sooooo delicious and velvety. I also like to add a pinch of nutmeg and curry to this recipe.
Pan Chancho PEAR AND PARSNIP SOUP
1 Medium cooking onion
2 tbsp Unsalted butter
1 lb Parsnips, peeled, trimmed, and thinly sliced
2 Pears peeled, cored, and sliced
1/4 cup White wine
4 cups Veg or chicken stock
1 cup Whipping cream (I only use half a cup, if that)
Sautee butter and onion on medium heat until soft but not coloured
Add Parsnips, pears, wine and stock, increase heat to bring to boil. Once boiling, reduce heat, simmer for 45 minutes.Add cream, allow to heat through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Puree with stick or immersion blender.
Anyway, there you have it. I'm curious to know how you might answer some of the questions above. Let's share our coziest secrets.