Take Care as Spring Roars In

 Winter can be a challenge on your skin.  The drying effects of heaters, wind and sun can pull the moisture out of your skin.


One of the important things to do is return the moisture to your skin.  Use hydrators in your home add moisture to the air.  If you heat with a wood stove place a kettle on to add steam to the air and this will help fight dry skin.


Re-moisturizing is important on the inside too.  Drinking plenty of fluids in the winter is just as important in the winter as in the summer.   This is especially important when working outdoors.  Dehydration interferes with the core temperature of your body. Your body temperature needs to be at a regulated level and if it is not, then not only will your physical performance be affected, but your mental performance also will be impacted. You will have a tendency to not drink as much as you should because cold weather suppresses thirst. Sport drinks are a good sorce of  fluids when enjoying winter fun..


Use a rich moisterizer on your skin after bathing – before drying to seal the moisture in to protect your skin from the sun and wind.


Eating foods rich in vitamin D will also help protect your skin –


Cajun Baked Catfish – adapted from allrecipes.com


1 tablespoon canola oil

1 teaspoons garlic salt

1 teaspoons dried thyme

1 teaspoons paprika

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

1/8 teaspoon pepper

4 (8 ounce) fillets catfish

Lemon sliced into quarters


In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; brush over both sides of fish.

Place fish in a 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10-13 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Sprinkle with lemon.






About dorifritzinger

I have been a freelance writer since the days of typewriters and snail-mail. My home life centers around a large multi-generational family and our small family farm. I am a woman, wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and mentor. In my free time I love to read, quilt, do embroidery, grow herbs & study herbology, history and languages.
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