Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

So I've been really busy at work and in the evenings the last couple of weeks.  Lots and lots of yard work with everything growing and sprouting and turning green again.  Sadly our American Willow had three large trunks develop rot from ants and they came down the other day in the 40 mph wind gusts. 

I've kept the Tiki flame burning brightly this spring with the arrival of Jeff "Beachbum" Berry's newest book last month.  I've been waiting for my copy since I ordered it last August.  I greedily tore open the package and the book opened upon the brand new South Pacific Punch recipe (see bottom) so I made two to christen the book!!  Delicious!  I can hardly wait to explore this book from cover to cover.

I will be back to blogging food and beverage very soon loyal reader!  I have to tell you that the other day I grilled some chicken with a simple lemon-mustard glaze and roasted some asparagus spears in a veggie basket on the grille at the same time.  The spears were just tossed with olive oil and cooked up very nice.
Anyway, my creative wife took some leftover chicken and some asaparagus and made the most delicous chicken salad I've had in some time.   Along with those she added some chopped red onion and a bit of black pepper and coarse ground mustard.  It was delish!

See you soon!!

South Pacfic Punch
1 oz fresh lime juice
1 oz fresh orange juice
.5 oz passion fruit syrup
.5 oz falernum
2 oz gold Puerto Rican rum
1 oz dark Jamaican rum
shake well with ice, pour unstrained into tall glass, garnish with fresh
mint sprigs  (I used a pineapple leaf since I had no mint that day)