I read a recipe for sweet, hot milk on this pretty website, and knew it was just what I needed. Hot turmeric milk – oh yes please. Never mind that I had just got in with a bottle of wine. Never mind that if I drink the last of the milk I won’t have any for tomorrow’s coffee. I want to warm my soul and nourish my body. I realise with a shock that I haven’t eaten all day except a banana and a scraping of leftover pasta. That’s no good. I think of Emma’s Five of Pentacles last week and see a lesson to myself.
Here’s my adaptation, made using what I had in.
- For every one cup of soya/oat/almond/whatever milk add…
- A cinnamon stick
- A teaspoon of ground turmeric
- Six crushed cardomom pods
- A spoonful of dark brown sugar (honey would be better!)
- A good grind of pepper
- Chopped ginger root
Stir together and heat gently for at least ten, until all the flavours are filling the air and you’ve got a nice thick skin to strain it through.
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