I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Little Bit of Warmth on a Very Cold Day

This was a cold to the bone kind of day. High winds, ice and snow left us all dreaming of anything that would provide some warmth and comfort. The only thing I could think of was something that my parents always made me when I sick with chills and fever and that was a hot toddy. When I was younger they made it on the sweeter side using tea and either blackberry or apricot brandy. I remember how warm and soothing that it felt going down, I always felt better afterwards. I could not wait for the work day to end so I could go home and wrap my cold hands around a steaming hot mug of comfort.

Hot Toddy
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 to 2 tablespoons of Honey
2 tablespoons of Whiskey (use any spirit that you like)
1/2 to 3/4’s of a cup of boiling water or may also use hot tea

Add first three ingredients to your steaming mug of liquid, garnish with fruit slice and or cinnamon stick…..sip and enjoy.


moree said...
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Patricia Scarpin said...

The forecast says it's going to be a rainy and cold Carnival - so this will be perfect for the days to come, Julie!

Anonymous said...

This brings back memories... my father always use to make me a 'hot toddy' when I was sick or simply not feeling well. The comfort and warmthbjust the memory evokes alllows me to remember those times fondly (even if I was sick at the time).

I just may have to go home this evening and make one - just for old times' sake.


bleeding espresso said...

I feel better already :)

Julie said...

Thank you Bleeding Espresso, I am glad you feel better....this will sooth all that ails you.

Julie said...

Thank you Patricia, enjoy.

Julie said...

Thank you PRD, I'm glad that this brought back some good memories.