"He causeth the grass to grow for food, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth a man's heart." ~Psalm 104: 14-15


Spicy Warm Winter: 8 spices for cold nights

 Winter…cold, windy, blustery days and freezing temperatures at night. These call for some great Winter spices, right?

I love this time of year! Outside it's chilly and dark early, but inside there's warmth and light. Often you find something nice and hot to warm up your hands and belly!  Don't you find yourself looking for a drink to do just that, as well as sooth a sore throat, or help get your voice back so you can go caroling?  I know I do!

Here are some of the best of holiday and Christmas time recipes, drinks, and links we could round-up to cover these 8 warm spices! (Plus some with nuts, maple, vanilla and hot chocolate!)

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 • Cinnamon Sticks
 • Cloves
Orange Peel 
• Lemon Peel
 • Bay LeafCardamom PodsCinnamon Bark Powder

Hot Drink Recipes from Nourishing Simplicity:

Teas from BHS:

Warm or Spicy Breakfast Time Recipes:

Articles & odds-and-ends;

  From Bulk Herb Store:

 & more:


What do you think? 

Have you tried the Christmas Tea from BHS yet?  Have you gotten their your Holiday Spice Collection? What about the Holiday Tea Collection? I know, that's a lot of collections and spices, but they are so so yummy!

What's spices are you using this Christmas and through the Winter Time? 

 Shared on: The Art of Home-Making Monday, Monday's Musings, Wildcrafting Wednesday Christmas Edition


  1. This is a great round up of recipes. Thanks for sharing at Wildcrafting Wed. Christmas edition.

    1. Thank you Jennifer! I was so excited about the Special Christmas Edition of Wildcrafting Wednesday this year! Thanks for sharing with us!


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