Gamiila (gamiila) wrote,

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Pick me up

I wish I never woke up this morning. Not that there's anything in particular that's getting me down, but I just wish I could have stayed in bed and slept the day away. I can't believe how tired I am -- I've been yawning since I got out of bed.

Maybe I'll give my colleague Jan-Willem's pick me up a try sometime:

1 dessert spoon water
3 sugercubes
lemon juice
2 dessert spoons Pernod
3 or 4 tasty, juicy apples (he recommends Elstar, but I suppose Braeburn would be fine, too)

Caramelise the water & sugar, throw in the apples (peeled and divided into parts), add the lemon juice and Pernod. He swears it's the ultimate comfort food.

I don't know. It sounds okay but...I think I'm happier with having found this recipe for old-fashioned honest to goodness slemp:

2 cups milk
2 teaspoons tea
2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 stick cinnamon
pinch of salt
lemon-peel twist
pinch of saffron

tied together in a cheesecloth bag:
2 whole cloves
1/4 teaspoon mace

Place all the ingredients, except tea and sugar, in the top of a double boiler. Occasionally press spice bag against side of pan. When milk is thoroughly flavored, remove peel and spices. Stir in tea and sugar. Strain into cups and serve hot with holiday cakes.

Hmmm....that sounds about right. Although I'm sure that when we drank this concoction in our schooldays, some brandy had also been added to the mix.

(I'm wearing my fluffy boots today. If one more person starts to bleat around me, I'm going to thump them).

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