In a crabby mood (even the picture makes me wanna cry) so I'm going to be mean. It's my blog, and I'm allowed to be whatever I am. If you are going to be offended in any way, please stop reading and just scroll through the pics. I am so angry and pissed off right now, I should actually start a separate blog to just bitch and vent out my frustration and most importantly keep it private. My other blog was meant to be for that but sadly I now have a lot of relatives, including my parents, reading it...so cant be a wreck there. Circumstances are making me very unattractive...it makes me wanna pull my hair out and bitch slap every single person in my way, sometimes I wish the floor would just open and swallow me in but most of the time, I'd wish I was invisible. I would love to go on and on, but in short, men are seriously inconsiderate. period!!! If you're not married...just give yourself a tight hug, you are the lucky one. This is not just my finding btw :O
On a drunk note, here I am posting a recipe for mulled wine which I have become very fond of after being a regular at the Christmas German markets spread around England during this time. I didn't want to post anything in such a mood but if I didn't, remember the 'pulling out the hair bit'? I'm afraid I might actually end up doing that...so since I've stupidly begun to convince myself that blogging is therapeutic and it makes me calm...I thought I'll post it any way.
Scene- Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park: It would be freezing and maybe even snowing and we'd be huddled under a canopy waiting for the mulled wine....served hot and spicy that you can actually trace it all the way down to your stomach. An over dose of it the first year and an overdose of mulled cider last year has kinda made me a lil less fond this year, but I'd definitely be having a few mugs full this year as well for sure....I mean how can I not..you only live once right? (thank god for that).
Red wine- 1 cup (full bodied, semi- dry but don't waste expensive wine on this..savour that instead)
Water- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1/4 to 1/2 cup (depending on your taste really)
1 inch cinnamon sticks- 4
Whole black peppercorns- 1 tsp
Chopped and peeled ginger- 1/2 tbsp
Lime juice- 1/2 tbsp
A lemon wedge
To a sauce pan add the water, sugar, spices, ginger and lime juice. Close with a lid and on low to medium heat simmer for about 15 minutes.
Take it off the flame add the red wine and lemon wedge. Give a stir and place it back on fire...simmer for 10 more minutes. Make sure you don't boil it.
Pour into wine glasses/ cups and serve hot.
Notes: Watch while pouring the 2nd round, because you might be a wee bit tipsy and you don't want hot liquid falling on parts that might be of need later ;)
If you don't want an alcoholic version, you can of course do this with apple juice and orange juice (yup have tried that as well)