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Warm up with comfort foods


By Tania Moffat T


he cold months of winter are about celebrating with friends and family, entertaining and −


let’s admit it − a bit of over indulging. Hot apple cider, Chai tea with eggnog and mulled wine are some seasonal favourites in our home throughout the winter months. In addition to warm bevies, hearty dishes like gnoc- chi with winter squash or rich eggnog French toast are both delectable dishes that allow you to enjoy your garden produce and seasonal ingredients.


32 • Beautiful Gardens 2014 We’d like to share with you some of


our favourite soul foods and beverag- es, enjoy them by a cosy fire or while entertaining this winter. Cheers! Eggnog Chai tea


A simple seasonal favourite in our


home is spicy Chai tea paired with eggnog. I still have to giggle when I hear my three-year-old ask, “Mommy I want yummy Chai tea,” it is a treat that both my boys enjoy. If you have a sweet tooth, as they do, you can add a teaspoon of sugar. The drink is easy


to make and delicious warm or iced. Brew your favourite Chai tea; I love the strongly spiced cardamom blends that make a great full-bodied tea. Let it steep for a few minutes; add warmed eggnog, sugar if needed, and a sprinkle of nutmeg on top. Toasty apple cider


Another favourite we all love is


cider, fresh or mulled it is a favourite with adults and children alike. There is something about the robust, earthi- ness of cider that warms you both


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