I would just like to take a moment to extol the virtues of wilk. This is how to make wilk:

Take a mug a fill two thirds full with fresh semi-skimmed milk (must be semi-skimmed or possibly full-fat but I have never tried making it that way). Drink some of the cold milk so that you have half a mugful remaining (this is an important stage of the process for me but can be omitted if you prefer. Just fill mug half full with cold milk). Top up with boiling water. Drink and relax.

It is the perfect bedtime drink. I was first introduced to it as a child by our lovely lodger C who I adored. She and her fiance B drank it. And I wanted to do be exactly like her so I did too.

I have recently rediscovered the delights of wilk (especially now I can consume dairy without feeling queasy – see below for explanation). But I have discovered for the first time the delights of drinking wilk during the day. Tea is not as popular with me as it used to be. I still love it, but in far more limited quantities. I have to be in the mood for it, whereas before, every mood was a tea mood. But also wilk does a great job of filling that little spot of hunger that I am desperately trying not to fill with crisps, biscuits and chocolate.

Most people will turn their noses up at the concept of wilk and I’m sure you may have to. But why don’t you try it and see. It is so very comforting.

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