Friday, July 15, 2011

The commons and a recipe for mulled wine

Super excited to be working with a couple who'll be getting hitched at The Commons in a few weeks.
The venue is filled with character and the menu is just divine. Jump over and check it out! I highly recommend you drop in for a Sunday lunch or a cosy midweek dinner.

On the topic of cosiness, we recently went on a little trip to the Southern Highlands. Our accommodation consisted of a huge barn on top of the hill in Mittagong. Gorgeous views and lovely huge open fire completed the experience. After days spent antiquing (and freezing our butts off!), there was nothing better than sitting around the fire drinking mulled wine. Here is the recipe I used, just go easy on the brandy!!

  • 1 x 750ml btl dry red wine
  • 225g (1 cup) white sugar
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) brandy
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 2 oranges, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 x 7cm cinnamon sticks,
  • lightly crushed
  • 6 whole cloves
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg

Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and stir over a gentle heat for 15 minutes. Strain into glasses and enjoy!

P.s thanks to my twitter pals esp Joanna for recipe tips!


Looking Glass said...

Oooh! I'll def have to check this place out!

~ Clare x

oscar and ruby said...

Yes! Clare you must. The menu is always changing as the fab chefs use only seasonal produce. But last time I was there I had a delicious minestrone soup and the hubby had a porterhouse steak that was perfection!

Sasha Faint - Designer, Maker, Owner said...

sounds like a lovely trip away. I love barns, what was it called?

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