The auction raised nearly $4000 & we had FUN doing it. With a few party costs involved, I have calculated a profit of nearly $3000.
Pretty incredible. Once my plane ticket is bought, I will provide a breakdown of where the money is going.
By popular demand, I was asked to post the recipe for the mulled wine I was serving at the PARTY. This recipe was passed on from my friend Pieter de Neeve.
For every 1.5 liters of wine- make this syrup prior- steeping spices.
1 cup sugar
3 cups water
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh ginger
grated rind of half a lemon
grated rind of half an orange
12 whole cloves
5 sticks of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
2 anise stars
Syrup can be made in advance. Add wine 20 before serving, warm, strain & ladle in mugs. Garnish with an orange slice.