"The dark months of the year are so lovely and peaceful, a time for reflection and a vital respite after the busy holiday season. We pull in our energies like a plant storing its resources underground, and this time of year is about deep sustenance — body, mind, and spirit. It's the perfect opportunity to practice profound self-care, whether by roasting roots and other winter vegetables to take advantage of what's fresh or learning how to use whole-grain flours in your baking to maximize flavor and nutrient value, as Roxana Jullapat shows us in Mother Grains. And what's more comforting than a big pot of soup? Soup of the Day: 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year, by Kate McMillan, will take you through the season and beyond with luscious recipes like 'Sweet Potato-Pumpkin Soup with Brussels Sprout Hash.' Of course, you may be starting to long for flavors that are not strictly seasonal, and two books on the list help you indulge these cravings: The Magic of Tinned Fish, by Chris McDade, and Jam Bake, by Camilla Wynne. These long, winter nights may move you to journal about your thoughts and dreams to process the previous year and prepare for growth, as Katherine May explores in her deeply profound book, Wintering. Although we aren't able to sleep away the winter like some animals do, we can let ourselves slow down and find that still point, that hibernaculum of the mind, and recharge so that we're ready to flower when the light returns.
" — Bookseller Jennifer K.
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