Birdseed Kitchen

What to Cook When It’s Just Too Damn Cold (Recipe Roundup)

a composite of warm meals for cold weather

It’s shaping up to be a long, cold winter, and it’s only January. So I hope you are someplace warm. And if you feel like making something HOT to eat, these recipes are just what you need. I hope there is something to please just about everyone here, including meals that require only basic pantry ingredients if you’re snowed in, plenty of soups and stews, and recipes that are simply a good excuse to crank up your stove or oven.

Quick Pickled Red Onions

Quick Pickled Red Onions

Colorful, crunchy, and convenient, these Quick Pickled Red Onions take about ten minutes to prepare, and last for a month in the refrigerator. They are a piquant accompaniment to pork, a brilliant sandwich topping, or just the thing to brighten up a simple plate of scrambled eggs.

Spiced Persimmon Pomegranate Salad Recipe Sketch

Most of my illustration experience is digital, and related to my career as a web designer. I’m improving as an artist (I hope!) through deliberate practice. I’ve discovered that I enjoy sketching recipes – drawing food, and exploring different illustration and lettering styles.

This is my second sketch, for my Spiced Persimmon-Pomegranate Salad recipe.

I hope you enjoy the illustrations!

Spiced Persimmon Pomegranate Salad - a recipe sketch
Spiced Persimmon Pomegranate Salad recipe sketch