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Girl About Balham Advent Calendar - Day 14: Gløgg

For Day 14, here’s a lovely spicy Scandi version of mulled wine, from Norway and Denmark. You could mix the extract with grape or berry juice to make a warming, non-alcoholic version. 126 more words



My garden as seen through the window on this dismal winter’s day!  It’s been raining for days with wind howling around the place.  Not good weather to go and do some work or even to go and assess what has to be done at this time in the garden. 226 more words

My Garden

It's Christmas!!

Thanks to everybody who attended our Christmas event last week, no doubt there are lots of houses smelling of citrus and spices now, from the oranges, lemons and limes we decorated with ribbons and whole cloves. 197 more words

Mulled Wine

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, cold weather is upon us, and the holidays are enveloping us. Cloves have long contributed to winter fun. 214 more words


Hand Picked in Zanzibar

Zanzibar’s clove harvest

The archipelago of Zanzibar in Tanzania, sometimes known as the Spice Islands, was once the world’s largest producer of cloves. It is still an important industry for farmers on the island of Pemba as the BBC’s Ruth Nesoba found out during the harvesting of the flower buds which when dried are used as a spice in cooking, to flavour drinks like mulled wine and in medicine. 78 more words