Winter brings with it lots of heart warming moments - like watching snow falling for the first time in the season. There's a lots of things I love about winter like skiing, ice-skating, watching DVD's in bed and relaxing by a wood fire immersed in a good book. When it's too bleak and wet to venture outdoors I head for the kitchen to try out a new winter dish. I love the thought of velvety chocolate puddings with caramel sauce, rustic pasta dishes like macaroni cheese and homemade pies with buttery pastry. When there's a break in the weather we layer up in warm coats and cosy knits and go for a stroll along the river before heading back to the comfort of the fire.