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When the Days are Short, Time for Slow-Cooking

We live in a society obsessed with summer. Always doing, always consuming, these are the ways of the warm months. But, in winter, our biological mandate is to slow and sleep. It is to stock up, turn inward, tell stories, and celebrate abundance. As we near the solstice and enter the time of winter festivals and holidays it’s a good time to remember the year and re-imagine the next. It is a time to plant seeds deep in the earth for them to sprout when the sun returns.

It’s also a time for slow-cooking. Break out the crockpots! Continue reading