healthy eating my way (allergy friendly)
This picture shows the most common bought gløgg here in Norway. But I have of course made my own this year. Gløgg is common in Scandinavia, but also in countries such as Germany, France and Belgium. When we lived in Germany, there was not one Christmas time without Gluhwein. In English this is called mulled wine. It is made with cloves, cinnamon, and served with almonds and raisins (goji berries is also a good option). It is just fruit juice with a lot of spices in it. Originally it was red wine that got added spices and honey to make it drinkable again.
Gløgg is a dark spicy drink that goes hand in hand with Christmas.
1/2 dl blueberries
4 anise stars
zest and juice of 1/2 orange
400 gr (14 oz) raspberries
100 gr (3.5 oz) black currents
2 l (0.5 gallons) water
1 dl palm sugar
2 cinnamon sticks
10 whole cloves
1 little piece of fresh ginger
1 tsp cardamom
Put everything in a large pan, and bring it up to boil. Let it simmer for about 1 hr. Sift the juice and serve or pour over in a bottle.
I hope you, and your families have a great New Years Eve. Happy New Year!
I have also posted a new page called “unit conversions” so that it is easier to see what is what.
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