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10 Sep 2013

Bitches Brew (a flu-be-gone drinkable miracle)

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Bitches BrewI’m in fairly good shape health wise (touch wood), but I am just as susceptible to a cold or the flu as the next guy. And let’s admit it, when do we ever have the time to just lie down and blow our brains into paper tissues for a few days? Never! Especially not while finishing your Ph.D.-thesis, ahem… While I sometimes kind of enjoy yielding to my body’s need for the foetal position, I have recently discovered the joys of fighting it. Now that I’ve also developed the Bitches Brew, it has become just a little bit easier. It’s a seriously strong ready-to-drink-lemonade containing the sweetness and punch of honey, vanilla, lemon, and ginger. Cheers!

Bitches Brew (yields about 1/2 litre)

  • 5 dl water
  • 2 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 vanilla bean (either seeds or pod – both is not necessary)
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 50 grams grated ginger

Add water, honey, vanilla and lemon juice to a saucepan and bring to a boil, making sure that the honey is completely melted. Take it off the heat, add the ginger, stir it well and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. Strain into a disinfected  bottle and drink hot or cold. Caution: It’s very peppery from the ginger, so only pour half glasses to start with and see how you go.

Tipsy tip: The concoction is great as a base for a cocktail. Just add brown rhum and plenty of ice cubes and you’re good to go.

DISCLAIMER: Though I can’t promise that this drink will cure any of your ailments, it will give you a deliciously spicy and healthy thing to sip while waiting to be cured.

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2 Responses to “Bitches Brew (a flu-be-gone drinkable miracle)”

  1. Kogekonen says:

    Har du helt glemt, at du har meldt dig til Madbloggerudfordringen 2013? Der var deadline for en uge siden. Er faktisk ret skuffet, over at min blog er blevet tildelt, en der ikke har gidet at lege med alligevel.

  2. Heidi says:

    Hej Lykke

    Det er jeg ked af at høre. Jeg var faktisk selv ret overrasket over, at min egen blog var blevet dækket i udfordringen eftersom jeg ved min allerførste interessetilkendegivelse skrev, at jeg først kunne være med i en senere omgang. Jeg er ifærd med at skrive min ph.d.-afhandling færdig og har ikke tid til at hygge mig med min blog, som udelukkende er et hobbyprojekt. Derfor har jeg ikke læst nogle af Nadas mails/posts om emnet. Jeg ved kun besked om min egen blogs dækning, fordi der kom en mail fra min WordPress konto forleden. Jeg skal dog gerne se på din blog, når jeg engang er færdig, hvis det kan hjælpe. Bare du ikke holder vejret så længe;-)

    UPDATE: Kan se at jeg dengang skrev til Nada, at jeg ville være klar til oktober (jeg troede jeg var mere uspecifikt mht. dato og at man skulle melde sig til når det blev tid). Min ph.d.-deadline er siden blevet udsat, og så har jeg ærligt talt ikke tænkt på, hvad jeg skrev i det forum ordret. Så konklusionen må være, at jeg pligtskyldigt vender tilbage til opgaven på den anden side af min deadline.

    Med venlig hilsen,

    Heidi

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