February 16, 2010
This ginger beverage has been approved by the ginger council run by the ginger people.
We all get sick sometimes. Odds are that if you’re reading this, you are sick in the head. Welcome to the club. But the sick I speak of is where your body has broken down from your hedonist existence and let in something yucky. Time to take care of yourself so you can return to being a culinary Casanova. Whether you are taking care of yourself, or that hot number you’ve been banging, this tea will nurse you back to health with nutrients galore. The fact that it’s aphrodisiac-laden and delicious will only aid your quest. Sometimes you just need to bang away the nasty. Here’s to your health, you sicko!
Total time: approximately 15 minutes
Projected cost: $3
Eating Buddy: Fresh fruit
Ingredients (Serves 2):
1. 1 tbsp HONEY
2. 1 handful fresh chopped GINGER
3. 1 lemon quartered
4. 1 handful fresh mint leaves
5. 2 splashes brandy (optional, not pictured)
Fill up a pot with 3 cups of water. Throw in the ginger, lemon, and half the mint leaves. Bring to a roaring boil, then lower the heat, and simmer until the flavor absorbs (approx 10 min).
Pour the tea through a strainer into your cups of choice. Add the honey, mint leaves, and brand if you so desire and mix up.
August 9, 2009
In the spirit of camaraderie and supporting culinary institutions that inspire, I wanted to give a shout out to Evan Kleiman and my friends at KCRW producing the radio show GOOD FOOD for NPR. This show is like foreplay for my ears, sending me into the kitchen to whip up one of my decadent dishes. If this show gets your rocks off like mine, throw some support their way. If you don’t know about it, you should. Thanks to that “series of tubes” (Senator Ted Stevens R-AK) you can listen online, download the podcasts or stick you fork directly into the computer monitor.
Now back to our regularly scheduled tomfoolery.