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Offline arkle

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Hot drink for cold days.
« on: 11 December 2011, 04:17:21 PM »
Although I've run out of raisins, it still works without them.

N.A.S. Blackcurrant or Robinson's (or similar) n.a.s. "Winter berries" squash, to taste. 1 teaspoon (ish) of ginger paste or normal ginger & a dash or so of cinnamon in the bottom of a large mug, stir & pour on boiling water stir well again &...... it works instantly.

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Re: Hot drink for cold days.
« Reply #1 on: 11 December 2011, 06:11:33 PM »
LOL - where did the raisins go?

Someone said the other day that after you open that Winter Berries squash, specificaly the full sugar one from Tesco's - it soon starts to ferment!
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Re: Hot drink for cold days.
« Reply #2 on: 13 December 2011, 10:09:01 AM »
Once you've tried it, the winter berries won't have time to ferment.  It will "evaporate" very fast indeed, a bit like some spirits do in some households at this time of year !

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Re: Hot drink for cold days.
« Reply #3 on: 14 December 2011, 10:08:57 AM »
Spirits don't evaporate in this house.  There's no need to drink stuff 'just because it's open' - I mean if it's the sort of something that goes off, and you haven't been bothered to drink it whilst it was OK - then you throw it away.

If it doesn't go off, then it will still be drinkable whenever you fancy it.
Jenny

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Re: Hot drink for cold days.
« Reply #4 on: 14 December 2011, 10:06:28 PM »
Spirits don't evaporate in this house.  There's no need to drink stuff 'just because it's open' - I mean if it's the sort of something that goes off, and you haven't been bothered to drink it whilst it was OK - then you throw it away.

If it doesn't go off, then it will still be drinkable whenever you fancy it.

doesnt get the chance to go off in my house
bw
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Re: Hot drink for cold days.
« Reply #5 on: 14 December 2011, 10:07:14 PM »
anyone tried a cup of oxo or bovril?

how did it fare?
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Re: Hot drink for cold days.
« Reply #6 on: 14 December 2011, 10:46:43 PM »
Err Moby I can't recall either of those past 9 yo....
Patti


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Re: Hot drink for cold days.
« Reply #7 on: 14 December 2011, 11:24:07 PM »
Well neither has carbs, does it?
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Re: Hot drink for cold days.
« Reply #8 on: 15 December 2011, 09:32:53 AM »
One of my favourite winter drinks is made from a waste product !

No! - not that sort of waste .....

....when cooking a leafy green type veg, strain off some off the water, add some salt and pepper to taste. Then add the secret ingredient - a teaspoon of Daddies sauce, stir it in for a lovely savoury invigorating potion.

It must be Daddies, accept no substitutes.
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