Drinks

Homemade hot cocoa mix with spices

Homemade hot cocoa mix with spices

Hello Everyone! Don’t you just love drinking hot cocoa this time of the year? I do and I like mine with some spices. I had a super yummy hot cocoa at a Christmas market once but never could find the mix to make it at home, so I came up with this recipe. I hope […]

Poinsetia

Poinsetia

Hello! In Nigella Christmas Nigella says this is an all-round Christmas drink. I agree. But I must admit I have served it at dinner parties all year round and never had any complaints. The latter  may be due to the fact that this drink is very boozy. I mean, it’s rather sweet and drinks like […]

Eggnog

Eggnog

Hello! My English and American friends love eggnog. I’ve never had it before. We don’t really know it over here. The only thing that comes close is “advocaat”, which is very boozy and thick. When I looked for recipes on the internet, I always found that there was a lot of sugar, whole fat milk […]

Vin chaud – Glühwein – Mulled Wine

Vin chaud – Glühwein – Mulled Wine

Hello! For me there is no winter without mulled wine. The best recipe I found comes from Nigella Christmas. I’ve been making it for years now and the recipe I follow now is not exactly as hers anymore. But only slightly: I use dark brown sugar instead of regular white sugar as I find it […]

Lycheeni

Lycheeni

Hello! The Lycheeni recipe from Nigella Christmas is one of my favourite drinks. Nigella explains how to make it just in time for your guests to arrive or whenever you feel like having one. I have tweaked it (what else?) and make it in a large jar which I keep in the fridge. Doing so […]

Nachtrustthee – Tea for a peaceful night

Nachtrustthee – Tea for a peaceful night

Hello! I found this recipe in Kado’s uit eigen keuken (Gifts from the kitchen) and recently tried it for the first time. This tea reminded me of something that happened to me when I was at college. I used to make “normal” tea for me and my friend. One day when we were studying for our […]

Erkältungstee – Tea for a cold

Erkältungstee – Tea for a cold

Hello! I love tea. I drink gallons of it but I only got into herbal tea a few years ago. Geschenke aus meiner Küche (Presents from my kitchen) features a great recipe for a mix of tea which is very good when you feel a cold coming up. Wrapped in individual sachets, or put into a […]