5 Feb 2012

Posts tagged with ginger

Ulysses Cocktail

While I may not be much of a mixologist myself, I do enjoy a good cocktail when I get one. Even so much so that having a cocktail by proxy can make me kind of tipsy. This particular one, which I have chosen to call the Ulysses (cause it’s so masculine, wise and yet prone to temptation) is inspired by a drink someone once described to me. It was a mixture of ginger, cucumber and ale and this is what it tasted like in my mind (though probably a bit less zingy than its predecessor).

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7 Mar 2010

Posts tagged with ginger

Swedish Ginger & Lemon Toffee











Hello honeyz! It’s Sunday night at the lazy mansion and I want to tell you about last week’s treat for the knitting club (yes, I am 80 years old and need to start wearing a diaper). I had two friends over for a knitting session and made some toffee from a Swedish recipe book called “Julgodis” (~Christmas candy, a book by Johanna Westman about whom I know absolutely nothing, but seeing as you have a computer too you can do me the honour of googling her yourself, lazykins). It contains a lot of very accessible recipes for hard caramel, soft toffee and all sorts of chocolates. Very tempting stuff. Here’s a combination of two recipes of hers, or rather one roughly translated lemon toffee recipe with a bit of ginger. It’s dead easy. Hell, I think you can have it done by the time a new X-Factor contestant is voted off the island. And then you get to sit there and gloat while enjoying the lemony-gingery butterness of the softest toffee you’ve ever had.

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