Friday, 5 December 2014

Mulled Wine and Festive Fyberspates

It's no secret that most of us at Fyberspates are pretty foodie and many work sessions have ground to a halt as we discuss cakes we'll be baking across the weekend. This time of year gets us particularly excited as food traditions and knitting traditions seem to be easily combined. One tradition we love each year if the Jimmy Beans Fit for Feast Collections. Have you spotted the Jimmy Beans Fit for a Feast 2014 yet? 13 yarn companies come together to bring yarn treats themed for the Holidays and a recipe booklet is included with each 'dish'.

Sweet Potato Cowl kits

Fyberspates and Malabrigo were brought together for the Sweet Potato Cowl kit: Vivacious DK and Malabrigo Rueca in suitably festive colours. You'll find a Sweet Potato side dish recipe from Jeni in the recipe book too.

Last year, Jeni contributed this fabulous Mulled Wine Recipe and so we're sharing it here to get you in the festive mood. Enjoy!

Mulled Wine
Serves: 4 people. Double quantity for 6-8 people.
Total Time: 20 minutes.
·         6 Tablespoons sugar
·         4 cloves
·         2 2-inch sticks of cinnamon
·         1 Star Anise
·         2 lemons, thinly sliced
·         1 orange thinly sliced
·         1 bottle red wine
·         1/3 cup Cognac (optional)

Pour the wine into a saucepan and then add all the other ingredients together. Heat gently (do not boil) until all the sugar has dissolved. Strain into a punch bowl or bowl. Serve hot, decorate with orange and lemon slices.

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