How do you Hygge?
We’re loving the change in the seasons here at Nourish HQ and we’re embracing Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) with candles, cocoa and cuddles. Hygge is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cosy, charming or special. We like to think it’s the perfect time for a macaroon moment with friends and family!
The nights are drawing in
As the darker evenings are drawing in, rather than feeling sad about the lack of light we’re snuggling down under blankets and lighting candles. Light those lamps early and draw those curtains to keep the warmth in. Maybe invest in a few battery operated fairy lights to light up a dark corner or perhaps pop a string an a vase for a pretty centrepiece. We also love to bring the outside in and have some twigs decorated with baubles as the festive season approaches.
Just for you
We know we talk about it a lot, it’s probably because we’re always striving to achieve it ourselves! But, time alone, spent doing something just for you is just as special and important as time spent with others. So whether you like snuggling under a blanket with a new book and a cup of something warm to one side. Or maybe you prefer a candlelit bath and a chance to empty your mind, these moments can be just as special.
Warm on the inside
What we all crave as it gets colder is rib sticking, keep you warm from the inside, food. The kitchen is a great place to hang out at any time of the year and we find that even more than usual everyone gravitates to the warmest place in the house, the heart of the home. Stews, casseroles and ragu’s that can be made and frozen are great for warming you up after a long stomp outdoors. Why not try our refried beans for a quick, simple meal? And our Dutch apple cake is not only a great treat but will also make your home smell like Christmas while it bakes!
Let me entertain you
This is the time of year that all those board games suddenly come into their own. As a family we love to hunker down with cocoa at hand and play a game together. Why not invite friends over, young and old and dust off that monopoly, headbandz or charades? Turn off the phones, ignore the world and just be in the moment. Hopefully you’ll recognise that special moment when you friends are gathered around the table when all feels right with the world, that’s Hygge!