Monday, February 21, 2011


The following random stories have 1 thing in common:

People think that life in Hawaii is nothing but sunshine and coconuts. Nothing can go wrong. All problems are wiped away and life is easy. Not quite. One time Rod complained on Facebook about how there aren't any good gyms around here, and our Aunt Robynn commented "just go lift up some coconuts!" She doesn't know this, but it has become a major inside joke that we bring up anytime something isn't going perfectly. "You have a flesh eating virus? Just rub some coconuts on it!"

A few weeks ago on "Off The Map" there was a guy with a life-threating blood disease. They ran into the jungle, gathered some coconuts, and did a coconut milk transfusion. I'm all about finding and making use of natural remedies, but come on . . . . really.

These beasts are real. They live on Christmas Island, and they are so big that they can crack open coconuts and eat them. Yikes.

"That's coconuts - you're super delightful"
- Phil Dunphy, Modern Family

Tanya inherited the following recipe from my mother. I grew up loving her coconut syrup, and Tan has been making it non-stop. It turns your average pancake into an out-of-this-world experience.

- Combine 1 cup sugar and 1 cup light corn syrup in a saucepan on medium heat until melted
- Remove from heat - let cool to room temperature
- Add 1 teaspoon coconut extract
- Stir in 1 cup whipping cream (un-whipped) until blended
- Serve and watch people's brains explode out the back of their heads!

Yesterday we went to a new restaurant called Phuket Thai. All four of the dishes we ordered were amazing, mostly thanks to the heavy use of coconut milk in Thai culinary creations.

I'm seeing a pattern here . . . .

1 comment:

Pennie said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!You guys are 'Going Coconuts'!!!