Aloha and Happy Valentine’s Day
After a week in paradise, it was really hard to step back into the real world. First, a cold gray drizzle greeted me in the Bay area, then I had to face the sad headline: Whitney Houston Dead at 48! Where’s my mai tai when I need one? Sigh.
But I did have a great time. And with apologies to my host and hostess for “outing” their treasured secret island getaway, Kauai was gorgeous. Even though we had to dodge some wind and rain a couple of days, we enjoyed every minute there. I promised not to bore you (or maybe I threatened to bore you) with a bunch of pictures, but here’s my personal fave.
This shot was taken right before hubby and I went snorkeling in crystal clear water where we encountered more varieties of fish than in most aquariums. Just gorgeous. And when we got out, we were treated to a whale show. Amazing!
One fun adventure involved renting beach bikes. I somehow managed to take a video of this. If it looks a little shaky, remember, I’m on a bike. LOL. http://youtu.be/hCdMd2EQv9I
Thanks, Mar, for a week full of great memories.
And because this is Valentine’s Day and I love my friends, here’s a decadent dessert Mary served us in Kauai. Oooh, yum, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Serve warm with vanilla icecream.
Lava Flow Cake
Preheat oven to 450.
Grease 6 ramekin cups.
Melt in microwave: 10 T butter, 6 – 1 oz. squares of semi-sweet chocolate (or 6 oz, semi-sweet choco chips), and 2 – 1 oz. squares of bittersweet chocolate.
Add to chocolate and stir well: 1 1/2 C confectioner sugar, 1/2 C flour
Stir in until smooth: 3 eggs and 3 egg yolks
Add: 1 tsp vanilla and 2 T orange liquor
Pour into ramekins and bake 14 minutes.