getting in the spirit

this week i watched muppet christmas carol and it’s a wonderful life, made mince pies and mulled wine and started to get excited about christmas.


and i also ate this nice dinner – roasted butterbeans, tomatoes and brocolli with cous cous…


mulled wine recipe

half a cinnamon stick

2 cardamom pods

pinch of grated nutmeg

rind and juice of 1 orange

4 cloves

75g sugar

bottle of red wine

put all the spices, sugar and orange rind and juice in a pan and pour over enough wine so that it’s just covered. then boil until it’s all syrupy. turn to low and add the rest of the wine and maybe a cup of water if you like (i like). it smells and tastes amazing!