Something to mull over…

Winter snow in the early morning sun

Oh man, it’s going to be cold outside!

As we enter into the latter part of this winter, we can be grateful that (at least in the Northeast) it has been a fairly warm season.

Well, that’s about to change!

So as we begin prepping for a couple of solid days (and nights!) indoors, our thoughts have turned to ways that we might put our mulling spices to work and heat things up. So here are just a few thoughts we wanted to share with you when it’s oh-so cold outside.

First, on the list, is a nice hot spiced cider, mulled wine, or hot cocoa. Start with a half teaspoon of spice blend (adjust to taste) for each cup of liquid, and simmer, (never boil) for 8-10 minutes. Pour, garnish, and serve while still warm.

Simmering a pot of spices on the stove to fill your home with a cozy scent is always comforting. But since you have the stove on, how about adding a bit of mulling spice to a pot of slow-cooked beef stew, or even better yet, simmering up a bowl of Savory Squash Soup as inspired by Wolfgang Puck?
You can simply switch out the spices in this recipe with our ready-made spice blend.

Since dinner and drinks are now covered, for a treat, consider using a pepper grinder to sprinkle some spice over your favorite wintertime dessert for a cozy flavor.
You might even want to make a batch of mulled apple cider syrup to drizzle over a slice of pie or a scoop of ice cream.

If there’s enough left over you can use it in the morning to pour over pancakes, waffles, French toast, or even a steaming bowl of oatmeal.

All you need now is a cozy blanket and a good book!

Hope your creations keep you toasty and warm until warmer days arrive.
Till then, stay warm!

Bowl of Mulling Spices at UsefulWeeds

Our Mulling Spices are an organic blend of allspice, anise star pods, cinnamon chips, cloves, ginger, & orange peel.

If you enjoy these ideas or have some of your own, we would love to hear from you! Please leave your comments below.

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