In my next curling life, I’m going to choose to live in a place where I’m never cold. Where I don’t have to wear a hoodie or sweater and scarf for 51 weeks out of the year. And now that winter is here, I’m cold more often than not, even when I’m wearing a wool sweater, hat, scarf and Uggs. And that’s while I’m inside.
One thing that makes winter (just) bearable is winter citrus. When I was a kid, we had band fruit. That is, my school band would sell fruit every year as a fundraiser, and it would get shipped up from Florida. It happened to be really excellent quality citrus, and one year I ate so many oranges that I actually developed hives all over my body and couldn’t eat oranges or orange juice for the rest of my adolescence. Luckily, I grew out of it and am back on oranges.
One particular citrus treat that I love is pink grapefruit from Texas. So sweet, juicy, and versatile: straight out of the rind, in a salad, with your breakfast, etc. I particularly recommend it freshly squeezed with a bit of potato vodka.