Thursday, May 01, 2008

I give up!

OK, I will surrender to winter. (Happy, OC?) I will trundle out the flannelette sheets, the wooly sox and the hat and scarf BUT I WILL NOT find a wincyette nightie. Never. You can also be thankful for that as I would have had to post a photo of me wearing the aforementioned attire. Phew. And I could NEVER compete with Laura's!

I took the above photo in the park next door to our place, and then decided to "play" with it in black and white instead of the rusty auburn nature statement that we have an abundance of at the moment.

I have also decided to share with you my favourite winter's night tipple :-

It's called "December Tea" as I think it is from the northern hemisphere originally. Anyway, it is a fruity sweet punch.

1 scant cup honey (we use Manuka)
1 quart hot, black tea
1 and 1/4 cups orange-flavoured liqeuer (Cointreau works for me, infact to hell with it, have a few sips while you're making the December Tea)
juice of 2 lemons
juice of 2 oranges
1 tspn ground cinnamon
1 cup of whipped cream (don't worry if you make too much, I'm sure there are other uses for left over whipped cream - maybe follow that up in another post!!)

Dissolve the honey in the tea, stirring all the time. Add the orange liqeuer, lemon and orange juices. Heat the punch, stirring and do not let it boil. Divide the punch into glasses (10 roughly, if you have well-mannered mates) and top each glass with whipped cream.

Slurp!

7 comments:

lucyfishwife said...

Feel free to visit any time! Bring tea with you.

The Sagittarian said...

Thanks, I certainly will. Hope I don't spill any - nothing worse than alcohol abuse!

Reluctant Blogger said...

oh bother you are mentioning alcohol yet again!!

Mike said...

I only hope your winter is better than ours was. It just seems that ours was the coldest and longest ever.

The Sagittarian said...

RB - yes, I am beginning to see a pattern here too!

Mike - we kinda skipped autumn. My husband is a fan of a guy we call the moon man (try www.predictweather.com) and this moon man predicted that we would more or less go straight into winter. My mum lives about 3 hours south of here and they are expecting snow today. Thank gawd I have the day off and can stay by the fire, drinking TEA and reading books wishing I had a scar....

Steve said...

Now that's a cup of tea I wouldn't mind cleaning up after!

It was very warm here yesterday. Not that I'm being smug or anything.

The Poet Laura-eate said...

I adore flannelette - warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Not sure about Wincyette though!

Thanks for the compliment. Actually my prize jim-jams didn't fit too well, but I was still thrilled to receive them. And I love the fabric - a kind of jersey.