Lemongrass Ginger Tea

The first time I tasted lemongrass put me in a really calm state, soothing mood and engraved a lasting memory. I remember the time where I stayed in a spa resort filled with lemongrass; lemongrass drinks, lemongrass lotion and even lemongrass soap. I came home longing for more lemongrass drinks, which inspired me to create my own Lemongrass Drink recipe. During the process of making the drink, the aroma lingered in my head filling it with memories reminiscing about good times I had in the resort.

 Lemongrass Ginger Tea

10 Stalks of Lemongrass, preferably fresh
1 Inch Ginger, peeled
1 Pandan (Screwpine) Leaf, tied
4 Cups of Water
Palm Sugar (Gula Melaka) or Brown Sugar, to taste

1. Slice lemongrass and ginger thinly to increase surface area to extract flavour.
2. Boil lemongrass, ginger, pandan leaf and water together for at least 25 minutes.
3. Add palm sugar to taste until dissolved.

*Makes a nice warming welcome drink
**Served with lemongrass for a nice decoration
***Boil the mixture longer for a more flavourful aroma
****A nutritive drink that helps stomach upsets, headaches, and many more

 Lemongrass Ginger Tea
Teh Serai Halia


Hot Chocolate all the way from Paris

What i remember most about Paris is the times where i felt so cold during the winter climate and what kept me going was the wonders of the thick hot chocolate that warms my hands, body and soul. That contrasting feeling of being hot and cold at the same time brought a sense of satisfaction to my stomach as well as my tongue. I wish I can enjoy this along the streets in my country, where and when I can. I think that few minutes of pleasure in a day can be refreshing to anyone. So here it is, the only way for you to have it is by making it yourself. Best for breakfast, exactly how I like it :) 

Parisian Hot Chocolate
Adapted by David Lebovitz

500ml (2 Cups) Fresh Milk
130gm Chocolate (Couverture)
20gm Brown Sugar

1. Heat the milk with a medium size pot until a simmer.
2. Add chocolate and sugar and continue stirring until melted
3. Serve warm and enjoy

*Adjust sugar amount to taste
**Boil the mixture longer for a thick consistency
**Keep an eye while boiling the milk as it might froth up

Hot Chocolate
Le Chocolat Chaud

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