This year is our second Melbourne Cup Day together, and Julianne booked us into a Melbourne Cup soiree at Steamers Bar & Grill, with a gorgeous view over Wollongong's City Beach. Well, she thought she'd booked us into the special Melbourne Cup Function, but turns out we were just booked into the regular restaurant. No Matter! We took advantage of being almost the only ones in the restaurant and picked the best table by the window with a view of both the ocean and the TV (for the horsies).
Fast forward through the wonderful lunch, very nice glass of Sauvignon Blanc (hats off to our waitress Sarah for recommending it) and superb dessert. We forgot all about betting on horses so we didn't lose any money, and all up had a very pleasant lunch out of the office.
But... was it the seafood? Was it the heavenly chocolate dessert? It wasn't the wine because we only had one glass each. Still, this morning I was somehow feeling a bit under the weather. Call it serendipity but an article popped up in my news feed this morning about Fresh Mint Tea and how good it is for unsettled tummies. My garden is practically a mint jungle at the moment, so I decided to give it a go.
I Googled a few more mint tea recipes just to be sure I was doing the right thing. It seemed a bit too simple, but here it is.
Fresh Mint Tea
Ingredients: Fresh Mint, Boiling Water
Method: Put fresh mint into a mug, leaves stalks and all. Add boiling water. Wait a bit. Muddle the leaves (i.e. squish them with the back of a spoon to squeeze out the minty goodness). Drink.
NOTE: Make sure there are no caterpillars on your mint leaves. This one almost snuck into my tea and I had to re-check every single leaf three times to be sure I wouldn't be drinking caterpillar tea.
Results: Tummy feeling much better now thanks!
Do you have a pick me up brew for mornings when you aren't feeling so raring to go?