I recently started reading about hygge (pronounced hoo-gah). It’s the Scandinavian idea of getting cozy – but that doesn’t quite get to the heart of it. It’s all about enjoying little moments, relaxing and expressing gratitude, and rediscovering the joy of simple things. Winter is a great time to practice hygge (and it’s how many Scandinavians get through long, cold, dark winters). It’s bundling up and taking a long walk outside and then savoring a mug of hot chocolate when you return home, or inviting a few close friends over for a simple cup of soup, or cozying up on the couch with cashmere socks and a good book.
For me this weekend, it’s banana bread. I always looked forward to the weekends when the smell of freshly baked banana bread would waft into my room. There is something so cozy, homey, and comforting about banana bread, something many of us could use right now. So this weekend, I’m baking banana bread, inviting some friends over for tea, lighting some palo santo, and filling my home with as much love and comfort as possible.