Things I Learned This Week

  • Layers are really, really amazingly important when the weather gets below zero (indoors or outdoors!)
  • Nutella cannot be refrigerated
  • Marmite should probably also not be refrigerated--and it makes a great bouillon like base for barley pilaf
  • Carrots with a drizzle of maple syrup and walnuts make an AMAZING side dish or pilaf topping
  • Merino wool socks are more affordable these days, and make or break the difference between hot or icy tootsies
  • finger-less gloves that become mittens are AWESOME
  • most people underestimate small pressure cookers