Re: [gardeners] Daiqueris

ronhay (
Wed, 12 Jan 2000 09:06:43 -0800

Hello, Penny, and to all my friends here!

Vivian and I suffered a major system crash the day after Christmas, in the
couse of backing up our files on a Zip drive, before installing Win98. It's a
long story, and a long road to recovery, but we are back online!

Penny, membrysanthems are ice plant, a thickly-branched succulent that we
often use to hold slopes and retard fire danger. They originate in South
Africa and have bright, daisy-like flowers. When massed in mid winter, they
are simply breathtaking, so vivid are their colors. Often, in the Santa
Monica Mountains and Hollywood Hills, one sees whole hillsides ablaze with
color this time of year.

This morning I picked up 7 more large passion fruit from the ground. Looking
for where they have landed is very much like hunting for Easter eggs.

The taste of a passion fruit daiquiri is so  unique, that I would recommend
you hunting in the freezer case of your supermarket for frozen juice.

The recipe is as follows:3/4 c passion fruit juice, bottled, frozen, or about
15 fresh.
2/3 c light rum
6 Tablespoons packed light brown sugar ( I used raw sugar last time)
3 cups of crushed ice.

Put all in a blender and give it a whirl.



penny x stamm wrote:

> My goodness, Ron, you have been missing a long time!
> It is a pinch and a pleasure to hear of your garden successes --
> just think of us, with snow predicted for Thursday...  Of course we
> both love snow in its turn, but definitely NOT just plain old dreary
> winter!
> What is a membrysantum...?
> Pulling out of the driveway today, I could see that both of the carnation
> plants in the big flower bed are fully developed and appear ready to set
> buds -- now that's a great big farce, for winter hasn't even started yet!
> The only thing that should be perfectly happy would be the winter
> pansies,
> if I had any.. They are bred with a thicker stem, and can withstand even
> being buried under the snow.  The other surprise this year has been the
> firethorn which is covered with clusters of berries, and makes the side
> of
> the garage a blaze of orange -- very handsome indeed.  Otherwise we
> are a baren desert.  We don't start planting until May 29th.
> I would love to share your recipe for the daiqueries -- even if we have
> to
> settle for lime juice..
> Penny, NY
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