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  1. Dienna

    Drinking lots of hot beverages, enjoying hot soups, and staying bundled up in bed if I don’t have to leave the house.

  2. Lou

    Hot water bottle down my top. I think I’ve burnt my belly, but it feels too good to stop.

  3. Siobhan

    Put your socks on the heater before you wear them! Toasty feet bliss.

  4. Libby

    Haha screw ‘lighter’ – it’s WINTER!

    I used to pinch my parents’ spare quilt blanket when it got too cold, and put it over my doona. Now they’ve hidden the spare blanket somewhere so I need to either buy my own spare blanket… or buy thermal socks. Yup! 😀

  5. Jess

    I’ve been watching Dance Academy on Netflix, and I think I burned through 10 episodes my first night watching it. It’s addicting, even if some of the characters are mildly *yawn*. I want to shake Tara sometimes! 🙂

  6. elise

    soup and tea. around the clock.
    rice bubbles is a funny word.

  7. cc11

    I havent been able to find any hemp food prodcuts in VIC, thinking they might not be allowed here – did you buy yours locally?

  8. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    I say break out the hot water bottle!!!

  9. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    Tea, lots and lots of tea. Always does the trick for me in these Canadian winters that never seem to end!

    These look delicious. I don’t think I have ever seen dried pears but I’m going to look now! Love the addition of the rice bubbles and hemp 🙂

  10. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Today is our first day of rain – not even cold yet, but rain! – and I am remembering that whilst I place winter far, far above summer in my preferences, I don’t like cold feet. Or hands. And both generally start up from, oh, now onwards. I go for double socks, gloves, scarves, sitting on heaters, coming home early so I can sit in front of the gas heater at home that blows hot air on me instead of just radiating it, and plenty of tea. Thermals make me itchy!

    Also, these balls? I just made muesli bars with puffed millet and tahini and hemp seeds. I am reading your ingredient list and feeling a slight sense of deja vu, but in a different format and with some variations 😛 I like the thought of the pear!

  11. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I like the look of these! Golden and inviting. I stay warm by curling up in bed with a blanket, eating/drinking hot stuff, and reading blogs like yours. 😉

  12. veganlisa

    The best way to stay warm during the winter is lots of cuddling. It is why Canadians are so friendly 🙂


  13. Louise

    OOOH now, these do sound good. I thought hemp was still illegal in Oz? Or do you have an illegal stash? What would you substitute? Everything else is pretty doable. I think I’ve got Rice Bubbles lurking in the cupboard from the last school cake day. Dance Academy? Really? Not that I know anything about it.

  14. Gena

    Wonderful treats! I love the combination of pear and hemp–two of my favorite ingredients. Next time, you should add some ginger (I am fairly obsessed with the pear/ginger combo).

    I *wish* I were slogging through med school (odd thing to wish). I’m still slogging through pre-med, as a thirty year old, praying to get into med school in spite of failing grades. Character shaping life experience? Can we put that gloss on it?


  15. Johanna GGG

    I saw that recipe and thought it odd to process the rice bubbles but from your description sounds like they don’t disappear into the recipe altogether. I’ve never been a fan of dried pears but now wish I had some for these balls – I already have the leftover rice bubbles!

    As for keeping warm, I suggest layers of jumpers and running around the house – or failing that baking bread and roast vegies and lots of things that need the oven on for ages. Also I can’t remember if you bought the snuggie or just wanted it last year but this seems like the time for it!

  16. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I keep warm by going overseas where my winter wimpy body doesn’t freak out! 😛

  17. Lexi

    Wool tights = tres chic and super warm (Wolford if it’s payday). Baking bread! High-waisted knickers (that’s PANTIES. Yeah, I just wanted to type PANTIES). Pots of tea. Sleep with a small cat in your spoon. Pho (take tissues). Put hot water bottle in bed, have bath, then dorky flannel PJs + flannel sheets. Wheat bag. Baked potato = a small warm brick in your tummy. Other soups, of course. Aveda Blue Oil (Investment, but cheaper online. Warms up when you rub it in! But weirdly cooling/refreshing at same time. Excellent for tension). Hot porridge with stewed dried fruits (including pears). Hot chocolate.x

  18. Lexi

    PS Check out this totally interesting info re: hemp seeds/foods in Australia:

    I didn’t realise you had to buy them as “pet food”.

  19. Gary

    They look delicious.

  20. Choc Chip Uru

    Hmmm if you need to beat the cold, grab an electric blanket and do not get out of bed – bliss much!
    Make sure you have a stock of these beauties next to you as well 😉

    Choc Chip Uru

  21. Hotly Spiced

    I love the look of these and I’m sure they taste amazing especially with the pears and the fresh dates but I doubt they will be able to warm you up in a Canberra winter. The winters in Sydney are bad enough but whenever I go to Canberra in the winter I’m shocked by how much colder it is. xx

  22. sophia

    oh hey! They actually look like…meatballs! haha!

    Hot chocolate, baby. All the way.

  23. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I found Flox fleecy lined tights last year – fleecy lined!!! Seriously they look just like tights but are full of fleecy wonderfulness.

    Other than that S and I tend to wander around at home with dressing gowns over everything. So comfy and warm and jointly daggy looking.

  24. Emma

    Another ballsy recipe to try, yahoo! I’ll have to get some hemp seeds for this, but luckily that isn’t a problem. I won’t even have to shop at the pet food store. [Weird.]

    However, I dunno if I’ve ever seen dried pears. Perhaps I’ve seen ones that are similar to the deadly crystallized ginger (i.e. over-sugared) in appearance, which seems gross to me. Despite this, must seek out!

  25. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    I totally agree with you Hannah it’s getting so damn cold in Melbourne too…i really don’t like the cold sigh…and we don’t have a heater so i’m relaly worried now hehe these no bake pear hemp rice puff treats look great and i love easy recipes hehe gotta go get some rice puffs soon ~

  26. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    My tootsies have been feeeeezing! & I’m not even in frosty Canberra, a land known for it’s iciness. brrrrr, it’s cold in here!! he he he, sorry. I shall no longer sing “bring it on” cheers, I swear. I like to warm up by jumping around. putting on layers never seems to warm me up enough. Oh * a hot shower does wonders too. Love these light treats!! although baking rather than no-bake helps to warm your place up…so make these, yes, but also bake 🙂
    Heidi xo

  27. ATasteOfMadness

    These look oh so tasty. I have never made anything like this before, but want to try it out 😉

  28. Richa@HobbyandMore

    There you go again with them perfect bites of deliciousness.. love the crunch with the rice puffs and the pear! its always funny to see people talk about weather.. i am planning tans and loving the spring after the crazy cold winter… and u r all cold:) maybe we should start like a clothes swap service to swap out clothes between the hemispheres.. will save us a a bunch of monies!

  29. Catherine

    I used to huddle around damp foggy Milan when I lived there and a dancer friend said sternly Back straight! Shoulders back! Don’t huddle and you won’t feel the cold!

    And it’s true. The colder you allow yourself to feel, the colder you will feel. I also think skiing in winter is great for the bones – aren’t you near ski slopes? I couldn’t survive winter without as it gets so foggy and damp and depressing here. And I also go by the two-sets-of-socks theory. Plus a selection of beanies.

  30. Agnes

    Winter is the perfect excuse to retire to bed with the electric blanket on. It doesn’t matter what the time is. 12pm? Bed and electric blanket time! 5pm? Bed and electric blanket time! 2am? Well, naturally bed and electric blanket time!

    If I didn’t have to work and stuff, I would never leave bed in the wintertime.

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