Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Cozy winter time

 photo IMG_6571.jpg Nothing like home made bread to make a home feel cozy. I can't eat this bread since this is not gluten free! I made it for my men. This is my daughter's favorite bread recipe for slicing. It can be found on my cooking blog here.http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2014/01/maple-wheaten-bread.html  I like touches of red in the home in the winter! Yup --it is cheerful and cozy to me.  photo IMG_6569.jpg I also like my winter teapot.  photo IMG_6567.jpg I do like the old paint by number scenes above---nostalgia for me!  photo IMG_6566.jpg my red plaid throws--makes me think of my kid days in Vermont...  photo IMG_6565.jpg AND....in reading old English mysteries we were always reading about sherry. So for Christmas my hubby bought different kinds of sherry and some port for us to try. This was the dry variety since we don't like a lot of the sweet stuff:  photo IMG_6563.jpg I love to occasionally do jigsaw puzzles this time of the year---well, any time of the year. This one is impressionistic--I have decided impressionistic ones are HARD!  photo IMG_6562.jpg and last of all I have left my cardinal tablecloth on---love them and they are cheerful!  photo IMG_6561.jpg and a hot Indian spice soup (not overly spice--y but full of flavor! kidney bean  veggie soup /coconut milk photo IMG_6574.jpg http://nannykimsrecipes.blogspot.com/2014/01/kidney-bean-veggie-soup-with-coconut.html

and of course there is always dancing with my grands/ or watching them dance when I visit them!

What are you all doing for cheer?


  1. Kim, I wish I was there to,share that delicious bread and soup! Yum! And your home looks so cozy and warm!



  2. fresh baked bread . . . red checked curtains . . . a jigsaw puzzle . . . Life looks good at Nanny Kim's.

  3. Nothing is better than fresh baked bread, so I am avoiding baking any! I would eat it. How disciplined of you to avoid it. The kids dancing are so cute. I wish I could still be so carefree!

    The phone charger I wrote about lists at $49.99 but I saw it on Amazon for around $36. I am sure if you googled it there would be a variety of prices.

  4. All looks cozy there!
    Hot bread, yummy soup, soft blankets, and good books.

  5. Hi lovely lady.
    I also love fresh baked Bread smell so good coming into a room. My grandmother made it ever day... It was so good!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my new Tablescape for Spring. I also see your son has your Blue Willow dishes now he is so lucky. I am your newest follower on your blog. I am also hoping you have a wonderful week with your family.

  6. Nothing like fresh homemade bread, hot from the oven, the aroma floating through the kitchen, which is framed in pretty red and white checked curtains, soft cozy lighting and soup on the stove!

    Actually there is: those adorable cuties dancing up a storm in that lovely video! Definitely cheery!