Soups for Winter

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Baby, it’s cold outside.

Nothing quite warms you up on a winter day like a nice hot bowl of soup. Here are a few resources to find some great winter soups.

The 54 Most Delish Winter Soups & Stews
Delish

Gorgeous Winter Soups Recipes
Jamie Oliver

Winter Soups and Stews Recipes
Allrecipes

Winter Soups
Martha Stewart

8 Perfect-for-Winter Soup Recipes
Real Simple

Have a favorite winter soup recipe (or two)? Share them in the comments.

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Today is Houseplant Appreciation Day

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So, that poinsettia might still be hanging around from Christmas, but let’s be real that Norfolk Pine or Rosemary bush you picked up at the supermarket is looking pretty dry.

Still, today is Houseplant Appreciation Day.

You may have moved them out of the way to accommodate your holiday decor. But now is the time to give them the winter love they need.

Houseplants give your home a warm, cozy feel, they help clean the air, and they can remind you that winter won’t last forever.

Need some help finding the right houseplants for your home? Check out these articles.

The 15 easiest indoor house plants that won’t die on you
TODAY

15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality
Mother Nature Network

24 of the Easiest Houseplants You Can Grow
Better Homes and Gardens

What are your favorite houseplants and tips for growing them? Share in the comments.

The Wines of Winter

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Here at Historic Occasions we enjoy a good glass, or bottle of wine. But we must admit that we’re not experts in wine selection. We know a few good things we like.

So, instead, let’s turn to some others for the best recommendations in what to pour this winter. Check out these links:

Best Wines to Drink This Winter
Fortune
When the weather forecast resembles something out of The Day After Tomorrow, generally only two kinds of people are happy: Those who have a ski trip planned and would love two feet of fresh powder, and those who know that “polar vortex” is really just code for “stock up on snacks, shelter in place and open that Zinfandel, stat.”

Wines By Season
The Biltmore
For many of us, the changing seasons come with changing preferences in wine. The crisp whites we crave in summer give way to heartier reds in fall and winter months. As usual, personal preference trumps everything else, but here are some general guidelines for serving wine with the seasons.

7 Best Wines for Waiting Out Winter
Wine Enthusiast
Winter’s here to stay for a few more weeks, but these fresh, bright wines will help us survive our late-season doldrums.

The Best Under-the-Radar Red Wines to Serve This Winter
Travel and Leisure
…many Austrian reds also have quirky, witty labels, demonstrating that they don’t take themselves too seriously. Why not get a laugh from what’s in the bottle before you taste what’s inside? At the holidays, we take any mirth we can get.

8 Delightful White Wines for Winter
VinePair
Yes, white wine is that thing we all sip while sitting on the bow of our yachts, mulling which pair of topsiders or wedge sandals to wear to the cabana dinner. But once summer’s over, and we’ve all put our yachts back into the yacht yard, we don’t necessarily have to say goodbye to white wine. Believe it or not (actually, we’d prefer you believe it), white wine can even have a place in your winter dining. (On the winter yacht, of course.)

Have a favorite winter wine? Share a virtual glass with us in the comments.