delicious delicious

Davide and I collaborated on a most delicious winter morning drink:
Chai Bomb; chai masala tea with a shot of espresso.

First, prepare an old-fashioned handmade espresso with the old steel machine.

Meanwhile, make your chai.
Boil water on the stovetop with a mixture of:
ginger, cinnamon, black tea leaves, nutmeg, cloves, 1 small dried peperoncino, sweet red pepper, and cardamom pods until dark.

Add (soya or rice, for vegans) milk to taste. Continue boiling.

Strain the chai mixture into a teapot.

Tango Finlandia

It's the second darkest day of the year, and it really feels like it too: I haven't seen the sun at all, and the black only becomes some lighter shade of grey for some hours between 9 and 15. So to share the gloominess of tomorrow's Winter Solstice with you guys, I present Tango Finlandia (through a comment to my Flickred observation)

But it's not all bad - thanks to the younger generation we sometimes even get to hug people :-o