As part of the campaign Organic Feed Your Happy Christmas and the launch of Soil Association’s Organic Christmas Marketplace, we joined the ‘Organic. Feed Your Happy campaign’ for a festive organic feast – which, you would imagine, went down like a treat with the HBC team. I will share both my recipes with you starting with ´Organic Apple Mulled Wine´, you can also read the original article published through HBC Magazine here.
Christmas is the time of the year were mulled wine leads us into Christmas spirit.
Homemade mulled wine contains healthy herbs and spices such as clove, cinnamon and star anise, a whole lot of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals from the apples.
You can store the mulled wine in sealed bottles and reheat and serve when friends and family comes around.
Overall time: 10mins
If you want a variation with alcohol, add a little rum or white wine.
- 1L Fresh cold pressed apple juice (not from concentrate)
- 1 Star Anise
- 1 Cinnamon stick
- 8 Whole Cloves
- 4 slices of fresh ginger
- 1 Vanilla stick (cut lengthwise)
Mix all the ingredients in a large saucepan over low heat until just before boiling point. Keep the mixture on a rolling boil for about 10minutes.
Turn off the heat and let it cool down in room temperature for a couple of hours, allowing the flavours develop. Then pour through a sieve and store it in bottles in the fridge. Serve with chopped nuts and raisins.
Organic food is food as it should be: it promotes a much more sustainable food system, with much better taste, more nutrients and promote biodiversity and animal welfare. Overal its better for our health, animals and environment.
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