When it’s cold, my go-to drinks are mulled wine (alcoholic) or Indian chai ( caffeine). I love both but I need a third option without stimulants like caffeine or alcohol.
My neighbour gave me a mix of oranges, tangerines and mandarins (I haven’t figured out how to tell them apart).
What else do it have in the kitchen? Cloves and cinnamon. Dug out some ginger from the garden. I can make a mulled orange juice.
500ml orange juice
3cm in length of ginger (or 6 inches if very young fresh ginger)
3cm in length of cinnamon bark
Add ginger, cloves, crushed ginger and cinnamon into water, bring to boil or start to smell the aroma of the spices. Add the orange juice and bring to boil, simmer in low heat for a further 5 minutes and it is ready.
These happy flowers brighten up the mood even on a grey misty day like today.
I can’t help marvel at nature’s ingenious design. Look at the petals and the meticulous patterns in each bloom. They really do follow the sun. This morning the flowers were facing towards the sea, which is where the sun rises and these photos were taken in the afternoon and they have changed direction to chase the setting sun.