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I have Discovered Spiced Milk.

How did I not discover this comforting, wonderful drink sooner? It combines all that is good about creamy steamed milk and subtle, spiced cookie flavours.

Ingredients:

1 cup milk
A tiny pinch of allspice and cinnamon

Method:

1. Gently warm milk in a small saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. (Don't bring it to boil!)
2. When milk is thoroughly hot (after it starts developing a thin skin over its surface), whisk milk until frothy.
3. Pour into serving mug.
4. Scatter spices on top (like ashes on the surf!). (Yes, I had to try to fit that in.)
5. Stir. Serve.

Great for cold, cold days.

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resonant
Mar. 24th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
i must try that!
vampyrichamster
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
It's tryable and simple! That's what makes it beautiful.
stitchfrequency
Mar. 24th, 2009 03:02 am (UTC)
This sounds delicious :9
vampyrichamster
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm still getting cravings for it 2 days later. Just gotta get my lazy bum to the corner store for milk!
countlibras
Mar. 24th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
ahh, if only I thought to have some this morning! It's certainly cold enough here. O_O


(ok, I'm a total liar - I'm a Nesquik junkie. If I can't have my chocolate milk in the morning, I get sad.)
vampyrichamster
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
Nesquik has lost its flavour for me. For many years, it was this happy childhood memory I had about sweetened chocolate drinks in little Tetrapak boxes and powder my Mom would mix in my milk. I tried it about a year ago, and my brain couldn't figure out why it was so *sweet*. :)
resonant
Apr. 10th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
i'm leaving to spend two weeks in Kulim for work. Can you recommend any phrasebooks I could bring?
vampyrichamster
Apr. 10th, 2009 06:20 am (UTC)
Whoa! You're going to Kedah!

I'm afraid I don't know any good phrasebooks, but wikipedia actually has a list of very useful simple phrases under its Bahasa Malaysia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahasa_Malaysia#Simple_phrases_in_Malay

Malaysians like it when foreigners speak their language, even if it's just to thank them for something. (Huge cliche, I know, but even I fall for it.) :)

Generally speaking, most Malaysians are at least partially bilingual and can speak some English. We used to be an ex-British colony, plus, English is still a mandatory second language taught in schools. There's enough English media playing on the local channels that you won't find it hard to encounter an English speaker. When in doubt, look for a younger person! Kulim's a little out the way, I admit, but oh, boy! An adventure!
resonant
Apr. 10th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the link!
vampyrichamster
Apr. 10th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
Have a safe trip!
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