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This week I find myself bedridden and housebound by a nasty cold going around this Winter. Fortunately I have improved enough to write this and let you know about one of TexasCooking's most reliable, timeless recipes -- the Hot Scotch Toddy. I am not saying this is a substitute for NyQuil. However, I can attest that it's really good in the evening just before going to bed. Of course, if you are not sick, this warm drink is excellent, too.

Enjoy this Texas Cooking recipe and have a great week!


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Hot Scotch Toddy

Writer William Faulkner had his own favorite hot toddy recipe. Time honored, hot scotch drinks have been used for generations to provide cold relief. Drinking this with a sore throat is guaranteed to provide instant relief. Studding the cloves in the lemon slice provides both an aromatic and visual touch.

  • 2 measures Scotch whiskey
  • 3 measures boiling water
  • 1/2 measure lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey (or brown sugar)
  • 3 drops Angostura bitters
  • 1 slice lemon, studded with cloves
  • ground nutmeg
  1. Put the sugar, bitters, lemon juice, and clove-studded lemon slice in the glass.
  2. Add the Scotch and pour in the boiling water. Stir to dissolve the sugar and sprinkle with ground nutmeg.
  3. Now, that's medicine! Fills one glass.

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Lone Star List

Here are 10 things that caught my eye this week!

  1. Homesick Texan: Lakemont chili recipe for the slow cooker.
  2. Bev Cooks: Salsa Verde Pulled Pork Burritos recipe - Evolving Table: Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings in the Oven recipe
  3. MySA: San Marcos classic car museum Dick's Classic Garage to auction off old automobiles, memorabilia THIS WEEKEND!
  4. NYT: The Supreme Court May Change the Way You Buy Wine - The justices will hear oral arguments in a contentious case involving whether consumers can order from out-of-state wine shops.
  5. Waco Trib: Texas History Minute: Fort Worth-born mystery writer Patricia Highsmith had solitary lifestyle.
  6. Houston Chronicle: What's Houston's signature dish?
  7. Eater Austin: Meet the Family Behind One of Austin’s Longest-Running Tex-Mex Restaurants: El Patio is still thriving after 65 years.
  8. Lubbock Avalanche Journal: Texas High Plains a leader in growing organic cotton industry.
  9. Houston Chronicle It's scorned, but liquid smoke can level the barbecue playing field.
  10. NYT: Are animals getting better at acting?

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