I have such a hard time finding a hand cream or lotion that I really like. With so many choices available commercially, this might seem a bit baffling. There are literally hundreds to choose from. Don’t believe me? Walk into any drugstore and you will be met with countless choices. The problem is that many of these products are made with petroleum based formulas that I just don’t like. They’re sticky, don’t absorb well or leave my hands feeling greasy. Not to mention the manufacture of petroleum is just plain terrible for the environment and not sustainable.
With all this snow, it's hard to think of anything but comfort and things that keep me warm. All my cooking lately has been comforting and slow, the kind that takes hours before it's ready and fills the house with tempting aromas. Last week I made a very hearty beef and bean chili and now for something else that's incredibly flavorful and warming.
Winter is full of warm scents. I love clove and everything cinnamon at Christmastime (and beyond.) It’s just so cozy! Like the aromatic equivalent to a blanket. (Is that weird?) And considering the amount of snow that’s fallen in the past month, I need all the cozy blankets I can get.