Thursday, December 20, 2007

nice and hot

10 degrees might seem lame to europeans, but believe me, if your house has the same temperature like outside, it ain't that lame anymore...
i have a few tricks and suggestions for those who have a hard time staying warm and cosy;

*add spices to your food which stimulates your internal heat like fresh ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, cardamom

*drink lukewarm water or hot tea with ginger, all day through

*make your own chai:

recepie for 4 cups appr. , (you can sift the spices and reuse them by adding milk and water again)

3 cups of water
4 cinnamon sticks
15 pods of whole cardamom (crush it)
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 tablespoons fresh ginger
8 cloves
(you can also add some black pepper)

4 tablespoons of black tea (optional)
2cups of milk

sugar/honey as you please

boil the spices in water for 10 min. add black tea and milk and cook it until boiling. strain the tea to avoid leaves and spices in your cup. add sugar/honey.

yumyum....

*
alternate the water while you shower between hot and cold water. this will get your blood circulation going and it will make you stay warm compared to taking a hot shower, which will give you instant heat but vanish just as quick again.

ciao for now!

3 comments:

rainer said...

mhhmmm you are amazing sara! i am looking 4ward to one of these teas...
i have one to add: friends can be really helpful in some respect too ;-)
love, r.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thtmaZnxk_0&feature=related

mörreprompörrre said...

ahhh and i have a question 4 you..
the family has decided to have oriental dishes for xmas.. yeah fuck the duck, but i am asked to do a salad or dessert... miauu.
you have a recipe for me?
could be your own, trusting ur taste..
love, rainer

fru A said...

har du tio grader inomhus..? åh stackars liten!!! önskar du kunde komma hem!!!