Now is the time to feel the grip of November Blues ....
So some recipes against it, aside from a nice crackling fire and "Tales of Mystery and Imagination ..." either by Alan Parsons Project and E.A.Poe.
Vikings honored their dead warriors on the 11th full moon of November, called the month Nebelung. There was certainly a lot of hot spiced mead involved. Never mind the head ache next morning and a hangover from hell.
No cork flu with these....
- 6 cl Elderflower syrup
- 4 cl Cachaca
- 200 ml hot water
Mix in a heat resistant glass, add a sprig of mint or lemon balm. Helps against spells of cold.
November Joy, 4 portions:
- 1 liter apple juice
- 3 Oranges
- 2 Lemons
- 4 tablespoons Honey (or Maple syrup)
- 1 piece Cinnamon bark
All fruits organic quality and not treated with wax! First peel outer skin of citrus fruits without the white part. Heat apple juice with cinnamon in a large pot, press oranges and lemons, to add their juice. Add honey or syrup. Serve in heat resistant mugs with spirals of orange or lemon peel.
Replace apple juice with cider to get a less child safe version.
Carrot Soup, 4 portions:
- 5 large carrots
- 1 Onion (small)
- 2 Tomatoes (midsize)
- 2 Apples (midsize), not too sweet
- 100 ml liquid cream
- 150 ml whipped cream
- 500 ml apple juice
- 500 ml water
- 2 cl lemon juice
- Powdered vegetable or chicken broth, replaces salt.
- Ginger, pepper, nutmeg, coriander as you like.
- Sunflower seeds (unsalted, peeled)
All ingredients organic, as vegetables and fruit are used complete with peel. (Apples without cores!).
Wash and cut vegetables and fruits, give all together with apple & lemon juice and water into a large pot.
Heat up and add water and broth (usually 1tbs) to your taste. Boil until ingredients are soft enough to use a Kitchen Wizard (blender shaft) to purree all.
First take the pot from the stove!! When the consistency is right, add spices to your liking and let it boil just once more.
Take soup from the heat source, let it cool a bit and stirr in liquid cream. Heat croutons and sunflower seeds in a pan. Give whipped cream into four deep dishes, pour hot soup over it. Create a nice swirl pattern with a fork.
Serve soup with the crouton mix.