beverage, beverages, Cocktail, Mulled Wine

Looking for a cocktail for Winter? Try Mulled Wine.

This is the Nigella Lawson recipe for Mulled Wine. You can view the website here: www.nigella.com 

 

  • 2 bottles red wine
  • 1 orange
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 cloves

Warm wine in a pan (do not boil)

Add other ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes

Serve

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Christmas, Christmas in July, Planning, Things to do in July

Things to do in July

If you celebrate Christmas in July, then this will be a big month for you in terms of organising functions and presents. Between July and September I start setting up a gift closet. I got this one from Mum who was an absolute master at having her Christmas shopping done by the end of November.

  • Find a storage location for gift storage. A closet, shelf, drawer whatever works at your place.
  • Locate all saved gift items and place them in your “gift closet”.
  • Make an inventory of stored gifts.
  • As you add gifts to the gift closet, note new additions on the gift closet inventory.
  • Review the master gift list and match gifts to recipients. Cross off “given” items.
  • Shop year round to restock the gift closet.

It is now time to start thinking about those Christmas crafts too.

  • Stock up on supplies while you can still get cheap items at the sales
  • Plan what you intend to make, how many, and when you need them done by. Are they gifts? Items for the home? Or both?