Here we are back in the South Island after a quick trip up North for himself to do work. For the first time I was really looking forward to getting back to the South Island and parking up the bus, which has to be a good sign I think, and themselves were super excited to get back so they could snuggle some chickens!
While the days are gradually getting shorter and cooler I have been enjoying a delicious evening drink thanks to a post from the Minimalist Baker. I have pretty much followed it by the book this time (I know shock, horror …. or as a friend used to say hock, shorror!) Though as we didn’t have any ground black pepper in the bus, much to the disgust of himself, I decided to add a few grinds from our pepper grinder. I’m not sure of the overall impact, as combining pepper and turmeric magnifies their effects, however I do know that I keep forgetting about my pepper ‘grinds’ and biting down on the lumps I find and, well ….. spicy bursts do occur!!
Anyway here is the recipe and to see more then please visit Minimalist Baker’s post. You only need an old jar to shake the dry ingredients up in first then pour in the wet and stir. I have been storing it in the fridge and using 1 heaped teaspoon full of an evening with some warmed rice milk. There are loads of health benefits to this turmeric drink (which you can see on the original post) however I confess that I’m more about the taste which is why I’m still using this recipe, drinking it, enjoying it and sharing it with you 🙂
Evening Turmeric Drink Mix
4 TB ground turmeric
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground black pepper – or if you’re daring a few grinds of the old pepper mill 🙂
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground clove
1 Tb melted coconut oil
4 Tb maple syrup
2 Tb hot water.
- Mix (or shake) the dry ingredients up in an old glass jar – gotta love recycling!
- Pour in the wet (water, oil and syrup) and stir until everything is blended.
- Store, sealed, in the fridge until needed.
- Mix 1-2 tsps with warmed milk (or milk alternatives) and stir well before enjoying.
Until next time I hope this finds you happy, healthy and revelling till your heart’s content