We seem to be on winter lock down here in Charleston so here on some warm ideas for cozying up by the fire even if you don’t have one!
A vent free, instant fireplace:
A more traditional look:
Burning pine cones, balls, and gems instead of fake logs in an existing gas fireplace:
Some fabulous pits for an outdoor fire with room for your toddy:
Here’s a yummy warming sipper from www.cookinglight.com
Hot Buttered Vanilla Rum
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 (2-inch) piece lemon rind
- 1 cup dark rum
- 1 tablespoon butter
Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 15 minutes. Strain mixture through a fine sieve over a bowl, reserving liquid; discard solids. Return water mixture to pan. Add rum and butter to pan; bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Serve immediately.
Mr. H says: Winter gives us the luxury in thinking that there is so little to do-Enjoy!