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Winter is Coming: Cuddle Weather
The winter in the UK is unforgiving and without the required protection gear, one can very easily get frostbitten. Having said that, Winter is also the time that we celebrate one of the most loved Holidays of the year! Christmas, which comes with the joy & cheer that spreads warmth in all our hearts even during the heights of Winter. Visualise walking down Regent Street, Oxford Steer or Carnaby Street that is filled with elaborate festive decor and lights that dazzle people that walk by them. There is a whole feeling of sheer merriment that is enthused by the general energy in the air and it touches everyone. White Christmases are a thing of joy as everyone gets to make the most of lovely snow that lights up the roads and is a great sport for children & adults alike. Winter also means we go all out to keep ourselves warm whether we are at home or outside. This task takes a lot of planning as you don’t want to get drenched in snow and not have a plan to get yourself dry. Shops go that extra mile to ensure they’re heating is working perfectly for the convenience of customers & staff. The terrain goes through a makeover ,the autumn colours slowly fade and give way to a white winter with a hint of colour here and there.
Winter also means hot food is the staple and the time to experiment with pies made with rich filling. Hot fudge, mince pies, cinnamon rolls, scones, sticky toffee pudding, welsh rarebit and finally the Classic English Trifle are just some of the season favourites. It is the time to be merry and share the bounty of the year with all our loved ones, especially those in need. This year will see a different kind of winter in the UK. With the current rules in consideration, christmas lunches which are usually a grand affair will be smaller events with limited seats at the dining table. Giving and receiving of presents will heavily depend on delivery companies and in all probability a contactless delivery. E-gifting is the norm these days and that is where Aha Bazaar comes into the picture this winter. All you lovely people probably have your own winter recipes and might have already begun your winter hibernative shopping. This is the shopping that we do to help keep us warm on those cold winter mornings and fill our stomach with the goodness of a hot meal prepared with ingredients that will transport us back home.
A steaming kichdi with dollops of Ghee, a boiling Rasam that lets out its amazing aroma, a fresh mug of Filter Kaapi, these are some of the few options for wintery days that will help warm our hearts & souls. Cuddle up with your choice of winter food this year, from our range of products that promise to bring home closer in these teeth-chattering times. Hoarding for winter is a habit of our ancestors and even goes as far back as cavemen & women as winters are harsh and meant to be cuddle weather. This winter, order all your goodies from Aha Bazaar and revel in the warmth it spreads in your homes and families. Order that unique ingredient that will help make your sambar taste like it was made in the kitchens back home and the sweet treats and snacks that keep you rooted to your origins. In a land far away from home, indulge in all our products that will help you savour this winter in peace & contentment, all in the click of a mouse. May the season be merry and your hearts be filled with warmth.