Puttery Treats For Cold Winter Evenings

By alison November 24, 2015 7 Comments 3 Min Read

Puttery Treats just For You……

It’s puttery treat time Housekeepers and here I am with a little list of lovely little somethings to warm up these chilly winter evenings. Enjoy…
* Add a generous shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream to your bedtime hot chocolate for a dreamy, creamy treat.
* Read Little Women and remember how deliciously Wintery it is.
* Diffuse a blend of lemon, ginger, cinnamon and cedarwood to create the aromatic illusion of heat in your living room on very cold evenings.
* Stitch a couple of blankets together so you create one blanket long enough to cover the laps and toes of all those snuggled up on the sofa, without fuss.
* Seek out a copy of Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon playing Heathcliff and Cathy in the brooding 1939 version of Wuthering Heights.
* Treat yourself to a quirky Japanese style long sleeved apron to wear while cooking on chilly evenings
* Bake a Clementine Tea Loaf and serve it warm for supper.
* Save on the heating bills by retiring to bed silly early in the Winter. Take a large flask of warm tea upstairs, get in to your cosiest pyjamas, and devote Winter evenings to snuggling and reading in bed.
* Start a collection of vintage camisoles. Just the thing to add a little glamour under flannel pyjamas.
* Warm yourself up and relax your entire body in the early evening with this Winter slow-flow yoga sequence.
* Warm up two tablespoons of coconut oil in a bain-marie and add three drops of frankincense oil to the warm oil, then slather it on to your face for a deeply moisturising mask.
* Buy a raclette and turn the Winter evening meal in to a fabulously cosy feast cooked right there at the table.
* Forego the alcohol but savour the depth of a comforting glass of wine with this Black tea Merlot after your evening meal. Sounds like bliss…
* Take a detox bath if you have got a cold or heaven forbid, the flu.
* Don’t hang your dressing gown up before you get in to bed, fold it over the radiator instead so it is a cozy warm hug when you pop it on in the morning.
* Nothing warms the cockles of the heart faster than a dumpling. Add them to slow cooker stews and try flavouring them with everything from rosemary to blue cheese.
* Scare yourself warm by reading a truly chilling horror story like the 1959 classic, The Haunting of Hill House. 
* Mix up a blend of clove, ginger, and cardamon seed oils and add them to a late night hot bath to provide long-lasting body warmth as you fall asleep.
* Turn off the television and make taking turns to read aloud to each other a Winter evening ritual. Pick one of the books on Read Aloud America’s adult reading list and experience the gentle bliss of experiencing a story together.
* Download my lovely Winter House PDF and find more lovely wintery treats inside…

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7 Comments

  1. dawn gilmore says:

    I wish I had even one radiator in my house. It would be heaven to be able to warm up nighties and such on it.
    When I was a little girl, I would often stay at my grandparents’ house. My grandma would always have a bath towel warming up for me on the bathroom radiator so that I could dry myself off after a bath with a warm, cozy towel. I miss that so much.

  2. This was the coziest, snuggliest post I have ever read – I adore this!! You have such a wonderful way with words and you have inspired me to shut down my laptop and climb into my cozy bed!!

  3. dee marie says:

    These puttery treats *almost* make winter sound lovely. And that’s saying something since I’m a summer girl through and through.

  4. angel jem says:

    I’m ahead of you, here…. I read The Haunting of Hill House a couple of weeks ago and can thoroughly recommend it, even though it turned out actually to be a summer ghost story! For a proper winter shiver (in front of the warmest fire) may I recommend Stephen King’s The Shining, where the snow is a character all by itself, and Kate Mosse’s The Winter Ghosts, short but sweetly haunting.

  5. angel jem says:

    I’m ahead of you, here…. I read The Haunting of Hill House a couple of weeks ago and can thoroughly recommend it, even though it turned out actually to be a summer ghost story! For a proper winter shiver (in front of the warmest fire) may I recommend Stephen King’s The Shining, where the snow is a character all by itself, and Kate Mosse’s The Winter Ghosts, short but sweetly haunting.

  6. Beccie says:

    Hi Alison, are your downloads available in the UK? I only see them listed in US$?
    Keep up the good work!
    Beccie x

    1. mimi says:

      Hi Beccie, they definitely are available here 🙂 I’m ka long term follower and have collected them all.,if you pay by paypal,it can convert the money from $to£

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