10 Dec

Mulled Cider Recipe

Day 10: This is a twist on the traditional mulled wine, it’s a mulled cider! To make an alcohol free version for kids/non drinkers, substitute the cider for pressed apple juice instead. There are some beautiful Irish apple juices to be bought at this time of the year. Personally I love both Stameen Farm and Llewellyns Orchard juices for local juices (and ciders) but whatever you can get your hands on is fine. Do yourself a favour though, don’t use juices made from concentrate, you just won’t get the same flavour. Read More

19 Dec

Mulled Wine Recipe

This is my recipe for a very strong mulled wine. Be warned it packs a punch!

At the moment we are far from mulled wine status. Everything is poised and ready to go mind you, but we’ve had a rotten tummy bug virus run through the house and shake us from the inside out. I’ve been on lockdown with the smallest fella since Sunday and tomorrow will go back to the office for a cup of tea in peace. πŸ˜‰ He’s still not well so his Dad is taking over for the day.

Christmas is feeling a bit disjointed this year. Everything I do is tinged with a bittersweet moment and is full of poignant memories. I know that in time the sharp grief will move on to something a bit more manageable but tears are being shed here and there. It’s to be expected considering how much loss we’ve experienced this year. All of those we loved and lost in 2017 adored Christmas time and for that reason we are pushing on with our family celebrations in their memory.

If you’re interested, I hope to share my update on whole tracker mortgage issue on Saturday at the latest, so keep an eye out there.

In the meantime feel free to multiply the recipe up (or down) depending on the number of visitors. It’s so strong that just a small glass should do you nicely. It will warm you from the inside out though. Read More

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