Christmas Cheer

by Richard on December 23, 2004

Inspired by Maggi and her experiments with chocolate and chillies, I’ve had a little go myself. Green & Black’s drinking chocolate provided the base, with about 1/3 of a teaspoon of chilli powder and about the same of mixed spices, stirred well.

As she suggests, it does indeed lift the spirits! It may, of course, be a coincidence but the feeling of well-being was followed in short order by a headache.

The good old cup of tea sorted that out.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

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Ian McKenzie 12.23.04 at 5:59 pm

I have a couple of recipes for hot choclate with chilies that we enjoy on a cold evening (in profusion at this time of year). Blessings

2

Bene Diction 12.23.04 at 6:12 pm

Yuck. With the weather we’re having, a shot of cherry brandy does the trick.:^)

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Richard 12.23.04 at 8:01 pm

You can keep cherry brandy BD!

Ian - your recipes interest me strangely… Can you share them, or are they a centuries old McKenzie secret?

4

Bene Diction 12.23.04 at 11:09 pm

Right. Thanks. It’s -35C. Think I will.;^)

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Richard 12.23.04 at 11:13 pm

Yikes! That puts our weather in perspective!

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Bene Diction 12.23.04 at 11:59 pm

They call this wee storm an Alberta clipper… ’bout from where Mr. Ian McKenzie hails.
It’s even colder and wetter where he is, hearty sort the westerners; nae doubt some of his recipes have more of a kick then the draught ye had this afternoon.

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Richard 12.24.04 at 12:34 am

Och aye!

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