the South African Weather Service (SAWS) confirmed that a cold front should make landfall this week. This will cause significant temperature drops in most parts of the country, starting Monday evening. Here’s how to stay warm.
Don’t forget to bring your pets or make sure they have a warm place to relax tonight and Tuesday night. It’s going to be very cold there. If you need inspiration to stay warm, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s how to stay warm
Get the blankets and throws. Get the jackets and scarves or whatever outfit you pair with cuddles on a cold winter evening. The trick here is to layer your clothes, or just make a blanket nest.
Try to avoid going out, if you can. It shouldn’t be that difficult given that we have been forced to stay indoors as much as possible due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Throw a good winter party this week to keep the cold at bay. Hot food is a sure-fire way to stay warm, and there’s no better time than the present to use the cold front to cook up a storm.
Cape Malay Curry
Mango, coriander and cumin join forces in this chicken dish that sets your stomach on fire.
A cast iron pot where meat and vegetables are cooked and sometimes mixed with Dutch spices. here is a delicious lamb neck tenderloin
Bake all day, if you are able to. Not only because warmer dishes for the winter are essential, but because using your oven will heat the whole house. As a bonus, your home will be filled with pleasant aromas.
The pea soup is so tasty that it will keep the cold out. Serve it with a duck egg and ham for a warmer winter.
A sip of the hearty blend will bring you back to the comfort of your seat, nourishing your whole body with warmth.
If you are trying gluhwein, remember to take it slowly with alcohol. Sure, indulge yourself a little, but too much of the good stuff isn’t always a good idea. Instead, stick to hot drinks like coffee and tea.
Nothing like a hot drink on a cold night. Why not comfortable with a steaming hot chocolate? Don’t forget to garnish with cream or marshmallows for added luxury. But remember to stay hydrated.
We tend to avoid drinking water when it’s cold outside, but water helps protect our immune system from dehydration, which can weaken your immune system. Why not infuse your water with lemon, mint, garlic and ginger?
Close the doors and windows and have the family snuggle up in the living room. Bonus if you have a fireplace or gas stove. Turn the living room floor into a haven of blankets and pillows.
Better yet, build a covered fort! You don’t even need children in the family for this, there is absolutely nothing wrong with an adult blankfort. Just gather all the blankets, arrange the chairs strategically, and start draping.
Wear a hat and socks
My mom used to say that you lose most of your body heat through your head and toes. While this is not scientifically accurate, it is true that the more exposed the skin, the colder you are.
Make sure everything is covered from the top of your head to your toes, which means a comfy hat or scarf and fluffy socks. Do it, thank you later.
And if all else fails, stay in bed.
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