I dream of winter

We're so into winter now that it hurts. Literally. My hands hurt from biking. But thinking about what's can still grow under greenhouse glass and seeing the dents left from warm bodies sleeping, allows me to STILL romanticize the season.
I dream of being able to afford this bedding. It's by Matteo in LA. Such beautiful styling and photography.

And right before we crawl into bed we drink Brandy Milk Punch and when we rise we have a Salted Mint Lassi... I dream.

Timmy's Brandy Milk Punch

  • 1 cup brandy
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 gratings fresh nutmeg
  • Handful of ice cubes
  • Crushed ice in 4 glasses

Put the brandy, milk, sugar, vanilla, nutmeg, and ice cubes into a blender and blend for 20 seconds.

Strain into glasses of crushed ice and serve.

Salted Mint Lassi
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 4 cups plain Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Toast cumin in a dry small heavy skillet over medium heat, shaking skillet frequently, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer 1 1/2 teaspoons to a blender with mint, yogurt, kosher salt, and water.

Blend until pale green with flecks of mint and cumin. Serve lassi over ice and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds.

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