I am sitting here at 11am on a Tuesday morning feeling very sorry for myself.
I indulged in a second glass of red last night, nothing special or unusual about that. My 40 something liver is no stranger to a good 750mls! What was strange was my reaction to it.
I woke at 1 with a loose tummy quickly followed by a severe bout of rebellious qi (aka the vomits). This happened on two more occassions and I woke to a killer headache.
I am hoping that I just have a bug because I sure as hell don't want to have this reaction everytime I pour a glass! Imagine a world without wine :'(
This brings me to my latest 'want to do!'
Naturewitch makes the best homemade wines I have ever had. I never got the time to sit down with her and watch her make her fantastic brew (I learn best by watching others do) so I will have to attempt this one for myself.
In this family we drink water, beer, wine and gin. Well the Gin is obviously out as I don't want the excise men knocking on my door, so I will start with a few simple things;
Ginger beer because it's so easy to make, Homebrew beer just because I want to make it. I have found a homebrew shop near to Wit's End, and lastly, Wine because I love wine!
Start the plant: 2 sliced lemons, 1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon of sugar, ginger and yeast.
For the next 8 days add one tea sugar and ginger every day.
To make up drink: Heat 2 pints of water and 2lbs of sugar until dissolved. Add plant and 9 pints of water. Stir and bottle. Leave residue to make next batch.
Off to freecycle to see if anyone is offering bottles etc.
Oh and on a different note: The Husband doesn't know it yet but when he is off trekking in China I will be building a chicken coop!
The Crone is revolting, power to The Crone!