Something for the Bleak Midwinter

It’s so easy to find fault with January. The snow is not so pretty now (if you have it at all- we don’t). All is bare and the biting air is far from inviting.

But there’s an upside: Roaring fires, cozy sweaters and comfort food. When could we ever enjoy these things if the weather was always fine?

Not convinced? Try a cup of this Bergamot hot chocolate. It’s so soulfully rich and and creamy you might want winter to last a little longer. You’ll certainly want to postpone bathing suit season if you consume enough of it!

Bergamot Hot Chocolate

1 cup milk

1/4 cup cream

1 Earl Grey tea bag (we used a spoonful of Wittard’s loose tea in a Finum tea filter)

2 oz bittersweet chocolate, cut up

Whipped cream

1. Place milk and 1/4 cup cream into a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

2. Remove from heat and add tea. Steep for several minutes then remove tea bag and bring to a boil again.

3. Add chocolate, mixing with a wire whisk, and remove from heat.

4. Pour into a small mug and finish with a dollop of whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon.

Then find a good book, a soft throw and a view of the icy outdoors. And smile, because you just got one up on winter.

– Words and photos by Lori-Anne Poirier

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  1. Can NOT wait to try this. Beautiful photo too!

  2. Ummm, that should be plural. 😉

  3. sounds SOOOO fabulous

  4. Now, this is something different. I can’t wait to try either!

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