I’ve decided to add a new section to the blog, one that I’m looking forward to having a lot of fun with! I admit growing up that I did not spend much time in the kitchen, more like none so when Josh and I moved in together two years ago, it has been a rocky road for us food wise. Lately though, because of saving for the wedding and a general determination to learn how to cook I have managed to finally managed to get semi comfortable cooking–I can now proudly say I can make a different dish per night!
But, I wanted to make it more fun, so I’m going to be trying my hand at anime cooking! I’ve often been captivated by the way foods are animated and portrayed in Anime, and I don’t know about you but I have always craved Card Captor Sakura Takoyaki, Fruits Basket Onigiri, and anything baked in Antique Bakery EVER. Even Josh has some great food memories of Ranma 1/2 Okonomiyaki, and Kenshin Gyu-nabe. Anyway, enough about me! To the food part~!
I decided to start simple, partially because this post has been so long I didn’t want to make you guys suffer through more reading! It’s getting colder outside now, and there’s a fantastic fall weather chill in the morning air, so I’ve been more and more craving my hot drinks. There’s something really fantastic about a cold night (okay so in Southern Cali it doesn’t get that super cold, but a girl can dream right?), curled up with a good book, a blanket, and a hot drink that to me just speaks of comfort and good times.
Which brings me to Warm Honey Milk. We didn’t drink much milk in my family, so when I came across this chapter in Card Captor Sakura (for those that have the Manga, it is in book 8) I couldn’t help but be captivated. In brief, every one’s favorite card capturing magical girl is sick so her brother makes her a cup of Warm Honey Milk. It’s a sweet, very small moment in the manga that really wonderfully captures the essence of their relationship–but ever since then I have always remembered that cup of milk and always meant to try it out!
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D I R E C T I O N S
1. Heat the whole milk in the microwave. I microwaved it about 2 minutes, because I like my drinks very hot. Pour in 4 teaspoons of honey, taste. I added a 5th teaspoon at this point but once the drink cooled it became a bit too sweet for my taste.
While doing a bit of research and I found that a lot of people mix in other things to Honey Milk, like cinnamon, and vanilla. I even wasn’t sure if she was talking about Honey Milk Tea, but I decided to stay simple and just make Honey Milk. I actually really liked it, but I put a lot more honey then most recipes call for because I really wanted to taste the flavor of honey–otherwise it just tastes like sweet milk. In the future I may try to add a pinch of salt, or flavor it with cinnamon–but it is surprisingly good for those who have never tried it!