- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups apple brandy, preferably Calvados
- Eight cinnamon sticks
In small saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the honey until dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice and apple brandy. Set a cinnamon stick in each of 8 mugs or heatproof glasses, pour in the hot liquid and serve.
Hot Spiced Wine
750ml red wine
150g castor sugar
1/2 cup orange juice
peel of one lemon
peel of one orange
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp fresh nutmeg
pinch of ginger
1. Place all ingredient except the wine into a large saucepan and place on medium heat. Add just a small glug of red wine to the pan to ensure the sugar is covered and let it cook for 4-5 minutes until it becomes thick and sticky. This should let all the spices infuse well.
2. Once the mixture has become sticky enough, add the rest of the wine and turn down the heat. You don’t want the wine to boil otherwise all the alcohol will evaporate!!! Let cook for 5 minutes and serve hot with slices with fresh orange.
- raspberries (about 2 1/2 cups)
- 2 cups dry red wine
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1 whole vanilla bean, split and scraped, seeds and pod reserved
- 1 tablespoon zest from 1 lemon
- 1 cup sugar
Place the raspberries in a sealable glass jar and mash them with a spoon or muddler until just broken up enough to release juice. Add wine, seal, and shake the jar. Let steep for 2 days.
Pour brandy in pint-sized sealable glass jar along with the vanilla bean, split and scraped, and the lemon zest. Seal and shake the jar, then let steep for 2 days.
Strain the raspberry-wine mixture through strainer lined with cheesecloth. Reserve the raspberries for another use, if desired. Set aside one cup of infused wine and pour remainder into small saucepan. Add sugar. Heat over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture is syrupy, 5 to 7 minutes. Let syrup cool to room temperature.
Strain brandy through fine mesh strainer lined with cheesecloth. Combine infused brandy with raspberry syrup in quart-sized sealable jar. Add reserved cup raspberry wine. Seal and shake, then let rest at room temperature for 2 days. Refrigerate and store for up to 1 month.
Change the way you hang your photos in your home.
I know i have frames everywhere it starts to clutter and i want to make my home as neat as i can so i found some new design ideas to make my rooms look great and have all my photos on display.
Add some extra storage to your kitchen with some racks in your bench top.
This can be simply done with running some wood panels along a window ledge or wall edge from your bench top.
Newspaper and letter storage
With an old door or mirror frame simply overlap some material of your choice. Secure the material from the back.
In the past little while, I’ve started doing more with my nails. trying to tackle some of the patterns , I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to easily make polka dots! I noticed toothpicks don’t work very well, and while the point of a pen dipped in nail polish works somewhat, i learnt this as i did my nails while doing some study, it still didn’t work that well for me. And then the other day I was scrolling through Pinterest and I saw this picture!
Graffiti always looks good and here is how you can create this.
get the look.
Step 1: Paint them black.
Step 2: Lightly sponge on accent colors, using purple, white and light blue nail polish.
Be sure to include some white in there to make for a more realistic looking night sky.
Step 3: Using a very thin dotting tool or micro-tipped pen, paint on thin white lightning.
Hope you found something you didn’t already know here, and come back to find more great ideas.
30 ml captain morgan
30 ml butterscotch snaps
5 ml cinnamon syrup
1 egg white
shake and strain into martini glass
15 ml southern comfort
15 ml peach snaps
15 ml captain morgan spiced rums
15 ml vodka
build over ice top with ice tea
Hazelnut oil is a excellent skin moisturiser, in which consists of linoleic acid, a substance not made by the body, yet that helps prevent water from evaporating. Consuming hazelnuts as well as hazelnut oil encourages healthy skin, as can using it straight like a moisturiser. You may also include a bit of hazelnut oil into a warm bath for the great healthy soak.
As a calming after shave, rub in the additional teaspoon of the stuff right after rinsing off. Hazelnut oil can easily soothe chapped lips. Help make your own balm by combining hazelnut oil and melted beeswax in the 1:1 ratio . You can also moisturise your cuticles by soaking in hazelnut oil combined with water, or even use hazelnut oil straight to cuticles before you apply polish or buffing nails.
Hazelnut oil is a great unique way to flavor salads or lightly fry foods. Hazelnut oil is known to be gentle on the digestive system, and also is said to help avoid gall stones as well as calm ulcers. Hazelnut oil consists of many nutrients and vitamins, and it’s also packed with antioxidants, that many think help protect the body from cancer.