Thursday, February 2, 2012

Dreaming of Winter recipe

I recently toured a Texas winery,
Dry Comal Creek,
and found it so interesting.
It was such a beautiful spring like day.
Along with the tour
they gave us a wine tasting,
shared some recipes with us,
and I came away with some goodies from the gift shop,
plus a couple of bottles of wine.
Here it is February 2nd and it seems like spring.
I'm loving it!
I remember when I lived in the high desert of California,
I actually experienced snow in the wintertime.
Here, not so much.
It seems many across the country this year are
dreaming of winter,
and actually missing the snow and extreme cold.
Some people love snow
and cold weather.
Me,  not so much. LOL
But anyway,
I thought I would share with you
a winter recipe I got at the winery.
We used to make this
when I did live in the snow.
I think it was also called Grog by some.
If you are not having your 'normal' snowy winter,
 then dreaming of winter is the next best thing.

Mulled Wine or Gluhwein
1 bottle of red wine
1/2 cup sugar
3 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
1/8 tsp. ground allspice
1/8 tsp. mace
1 orange sliced
1 lemon sliced
Pour wine into large pot and begin heating over low heat.
As it begins to warm, add sugar and spices.
Stir unti sugar is dissolved. 
 Heat thoroughly but do not allow to boil. 
 Add orange and lemon.  Steep for one hour over low heat. 
You may add more sugar during this time if desired,
stirring until it dissolves.  Strain mixture and serve. 

Here is another recipe of Gluhwein that you may enjoy.
And notice the name of the blog....
Dreaming of Winter.

Savor the Day!


kimmie said...

Our snow has melted and we're back to our normal rainy pattern .... But glug would still be good - snow or no snow :)

When I was little, my best friend's dad made "Swedish glug" every year. I thought it looked nasty (lol) ... His recipe had raisins and floating orange slices in it .... I'm sure I would like it now!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I used to love this wine mixture but for what ever reason my body reacts to drinks like these violently. My headaches can return with a vengeance. Peace and blessings, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Halle said...

My dad always talked about "snowshoe glog". Apparently a different pronunciation. I don't remember him every making it though.