WellesleyWeston Magazine

WINTER 2014/2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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28 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 five Cook your heart out Fire up the oven. Pull out that crockpot. Dust off your cookbooks. There's no better time for trying new recipes and baking goodies than the winter. Cold weather stimulates the appetite, and chili, stews, soups, and casseroles are a perfect antidote. The Food and Wine section in this issue offers some delicious soup recipes that will provide warmth and comfort to you and your family on a chilly winter's eve. six Look around There's nothing like a crisp winter day — brilliant blue skies from end to end, warm sunshine pouring through icy branches. Make it a point to see what the world looks like when the snow stops falling, when the sun is high in the sky and everything sparkles, or when it dips down and casts a rosy glow over everything in sight. seven Burrow There's something comforting about being safe inside when the wind is howling and the world is frozen and dark. You can build a fire, curl up with a good book, cuddle with your loved ones, or watch the most exciting football of the season. When winter arrives the world slows down a little and gives us permission to sleep in, make pancakes, and stay in our PJs. And though we may not be kids anymore, there's nothing quite like an occasional snow day. We all deserve one once in a while. eight Stay healthy Winter not only brings the cold, it also brings the flu. This winter, get your guard up against germs. Try a daily dose of Vitamin C, Echinacea, and Zinc to boost your immune system. Get plenty of sleep. Hydrate. Get a flu shot. Eat right, exercise, wash your hands, a lot. Make doctors' appointments for your annual physical, skin check, and mammogram. And don't forget the dentist. Also take the time to pamper yourself. Long, hot bubble baths, salt scrubs, facials, moisturizer, anything to make you feel really and truly healthy. nine Revel in it Instead of fighting winter, accept it with open arms. Bundle up in a toasty sweater. Sip hot cocoa on your front porch as you watch the snow fall. Shovel away. Listen to the crunch of snow under your feet. Pluck an icicle off a gutter. Make a snowman. Enjoy the peaceful quiet that winter brings. And soak up those occa- sional warm days that come like nature's gifts when you least expect them. ten Know that it's temporary When you look out your windows at the bare branched landscape it may seem like winter will never end. But underneath all that snow and ice are buds ready to burst, crocuses eager to sprout, robins waiting to lay eggs. Your winter wonderland will soon fade away. The days will get longer. The air will get warmer, and the first signs of spring will begin to emerge. It's something you can always count on. 10 tips ( C O N T I N U E D ) P E T E R B A K E R S T U D I O S

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