more about: winter

Celebrate National Soup Month

Did you know that January is National Soup Month? Well, apparently it is. So to celebrate here are some of our favorite quick and easy soups and stews including Scallion and Potato Soup,  Split-Pea Soup, and Mushroom Barley (shown). What is your favorite kind of soup to eat on a cold winter evening?

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How to Soothe Windburn

With cold temperatures and fun outdoor activities (like skiing, sledding, and ice skating) windburned skin could be in your future. Luckily, it’s easy to heal. The trick is to use a 1% Hydrocortisone cream in addition to your moisturizer. Normally used for anti-itch needs like bug bites, the cortisone can also help skin in the winter. Get more winter skin tips.

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Hearty Winter Soup

I love making big batches of soup in the winter and eating them for days and days. It’s always amazing how the flavor changes and morphs as the soup ages. Above is my latest creation—Merguez sausage, butternut squash, collard greens, and white beans. The sausage is from my favorite new butcher—The Meat Market in Great Barrington, MA. They have such […]

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Space Heater Safety Tips

The holidays are over and the temperatures are finally starting to drop here in New York. Tonight the low is going to be in the teens, and while I’m no stranger to cold weather, it doesn’t mean I don’t struggle every time winter really rolls around. Especially since my bedroom in my apartment doesn’t actually have a heater. So, instead […]

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Natural Flu Remedies

The holidays are no time to get sick. So keep that scratchy throat at bay with this natural remedy. First, gargle with salt water. Then, if your throat is scratchy, soothe it with caffeine-free tea or warm broth. If your throat is on fire, cool it down with an ice pop. Learn more about your symptoms and find natural flu […]

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Do You Grill in the Fall and Winter?

This past weekend in the Northeast we had our first snow storm of the year. Originally it was predicted that we would get 8 to 12-inches….we woke up Sunday morning to 24 plus inches!! I love the snow—snow shoeing, cross country skiing, sitting inside by the fire drinking wine and reading. Grilling in the snow, now that’s a different matter. […]

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Cozy Knitted Throws for Frigid Temperatures

It’s absolutely freezing here in the northeast. In fact it’s way below freezing. So in an attempt to make you feel warm, I offer up a round up of knitted throws. Just imagine snuggling up in one of these by a roaring fire. Don’t you feel warmer already?


Handknit Throw from West Elm, $59

Keep reading to see more cozy throws.

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Kick-Start Your New Year: Wash Your Hats, Scarves, & Gloves

Hats, scarves, and gloves have likely been in heavy rotation for the past couple of months. (Those of you in warm climates, try not to rub it in.) And this weekend is the perfect time to pop them in the laundry.




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Poll: Do You Have a Holiday-Specific Collection?

I love holiday decorations, but I don’t own that many, because I don’t have any space available to store them in the off-season. And I’m very jealous of people who have carefully curated collections of holiday decorations. So, I was happy to stumble across some holiday collection eye candy from last weekend’s Los Angeles Times Magazine. (Thank you for the […]

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A Call for Your Beauty Questions!

Now that we’re settling in to cooler temperatures and the holidays will be here before you know it, our editors want to know what your biggest beauty questions and conundrums are during this time of year.

Purple Eyeshadow for the Holidays

Maybe you’re searching for an easy, but still elegant, holiday look, or you just can’t seem to tame your static-y flyaway hair. Whatever it is, leave your question in the comments, and it might be answered, right here, on Simply Stated.

(photo by Lucas Allen for Real Simple)

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