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"Watching the Snow" Leis, Switzerland

On the Menu Food and Drink to "Warm the Bones"
Music     The Full "Watching The Snow" Christmas Album by Michael Franks

"Elation of precipitation, of the frozen kind, begins to grow....when we are both below a quilt ... Watching the Snow"
"The crystals fly, the wood is dry..........and you are wearing only 'fireglow' .... inside Watching the Snow"

    --Michael Franks (from the song "Watching the Snow")


As funny as it sounds, my whole life, I've hated and despised the show. But blame Chicago, not me...because in "Chi-Town", the snow and winter is like a 3 month long
"beat down" by a UFC fighter who never forgave you for talking about his mother.

Fortunately I'm no longer on the "Russian Front" (that's a war term , look it up), and living in Portland Oregon, and Seattle Washington over the past 3 years, I've seen exactly one day of real snow (which was melting the next day). So now, I can appreciate that whole "Winter Wonderland" visual treat that is snow, which always kicks in round Christmas time, which somehow, is only felt by people who don't have to live in myself :)

Anyhooz, when I ran across this amazing photo shoot of the Zumthor Vacation homes in the quaint "hamlet" of Leis, Switzerland, by famed Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, it vaulted to the top of my "Wanderlusting" list of "Dream Destinations in case I meet my 'Dream Girl', to keep on file, in case that lightning ever strikes".

And of course, if the Wanderlust Gods choose to throw me into this scene with a "warm-hearted" cutie, just to see if I can back up all this garbage I'm always talking, then bring it on!! My recipe collection is like Batman's utility belt. I got something for every situation. So, with me and her "cozily" (if that's a word) under the quilt watching the snow, would be no problem me whipping up some food and drink to "Warm the Bones" (as long as I got my iPad to pull up this article).


Food and Drink to "Warm the Bones"


Spicy Chocolate Latte (I'd use grass fed milk, not Almond) click photo for recipe             Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup (click photo for recipe)

Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Fried Pumpkin Seeds (click photo for recipe)

Meatball Soup (Replace Mutton with Turkey or Grass Fed Beef, use Coconut Oil) click photo for recipe                     Slow Cooker Gingerbread Pumpkin Latte (click Photo for Recipe)

Roast Red Capsicum and Saffron Soup (click photo for recipe)

Spiked Mulled Cider (omit liquor, or just a few drops, if you must, but live a little!!)  click photo for recipe            Corn [Non-GMO!!!] and Lobster French Onion Chowder (click photo 4 recipe)


Michael Franks: "Watching the Snow"     (THE BEST CHRISTMAS ALBUM EVER!!!!)

Fellas, Dudes, Gentlemen!! If you are in front if the fire this Christmas Eve with a cutie watching the snow and drinking spiked cider or eggnog,
then PLAY THIS ALBUM, TRUST ME!!!, You can thank me later :)



"Sail Forth. Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all." --Walt Whitman


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