Fantastic Norway, an architecture firm in Oslo, Norway, has designed a mountain cabin with a roof that can be skied over. The triangular shaped timber cabin will be located in the district of Ål, and will be used as a private retreat.
If squashes and pumpkins are coming into season in your area, a great way to get them into your diet is to make soups. Delicious, heartwarming soups, thick and creamy accompanied by yeasty bread and homemade butter.
My favourite so far is this roasted butternut squash soup from A Sweet Spoonful. It is served with a dollop of cilantro and walnut pesto.
* A Sweet Spoonful‘s recipe would be great with a chunk of bread or just on its own, eaten while sitting in front of a crackling fire or a window looking onto falling snow
Autumn is approaching and limes are coming into season real soon, of course with micro climates, limes can be grown throughout the year, but if you are lucky enough to have a Key Lime tree, how will you deal with your bounty?
I suggest you start off with BHG‘s classic whipped Key Lime Pie. With it’s crumbly graham cracker crust and fluffy light filling, it’s the perfect way to get your Vitamin C levels up before winter and the cold season get to you.
At the beginning of school season and the change in the weather, all it takes is for one person to get the sniffles before the whole family is out for the count.
To prevent or lessen the damage done by colds that can be prevented, Catherine from A Little Life has kindly posted a recipe for the Honey Lemon Tea she first tasted at a Korean friends house. Add slices of ginger and it would make the perfect house warming or hostess gift during the chilly winter months.
*You can find the full story on A Little Life
During winter, it is really hard to make sure that your dogs don’t freeze their little paws off when they go outside for a little exercise. That’s why, Blue Willow Dog Coats came about, they have dog coats to fit all kinds of breeds. Their dog coats can handle all sorts of weather as well, from extreme winter to wetter weather and everything in between.
Their range of dog coats come in Snow Angel Winter Coats, Rain Chaser Dog Raincoats, Snuggler Fleece Coats, Wet Coats – Cooling Coats, Ooh-la-la coats for small dogs and Winter Coats for Service Dogs.
For some quick, handy tips on how to minimize frizz in winter months, take a look at this post by the lovely ladies at The Beauty Department.
The holidays are over, but as usual there are always leftover candy. Here is a brilliant way to get rid of it without ambushing unsuspecting victims. Valentines Day is just around the corner, just enough time to get these shaped peppermint flavoured sugar cubes.
I know in some places the snow has already started, in others, snow is still the apple in Mother Nature’s eye. If you’ve already had your first couple of snows, I hope you already have one of these. It’s a handy-dandy THOR ice scraper, why is it different from the scraper you already have, I hear you ask. Well the handle is telescopic, it extends between 25″ to 36″ (63.5cm to 91.44cm) and there is a built in brush to get rid of all the scraped off snow. But the real star of the show is the double edged scraper, that lets you scraper back and forth, getting twice the amount of ice off your windscreen.
Right now we are having a whole heck of rain. Granted, the area I am in gets all it’s rain in the summer, but I just think after 2 solid weeks it’s enough now. We get the point. That’s what got me looking at fireplaces, I can’t take the damp (and neither can my computer) so I want to see something that looks good, is easy to install and is eco friendly as well. That’s when I found the Planikafires fireplaces. These fireplaces are clean burning, smokeless works of art that can be mounted into a wall, onto a shelf, or used as a see-through or fee-standing fireplaces. As you will see some of the installations are in really beautiful homes where, during winter, warmth is essential to comfort, like Germany, Poland and the Swiss Alps.
This might be a better post for the Southern hemisphere than the Northern, seeing as how the United States are having their first couple of major winter snowstorms and Europe is hunkering down for a grey month before the anticipation of Christmas. Despite all the pictures being summery chic, I have seen these hanging beds, piled with cushions and throws for a bit of winter afternoon snuggling with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book. You will have to start making it now, because you know when the urge to snuggle hits, it’s already too late to have one built. To make your own hanging bed, I got some inspiration from a great online source. [Read more...]