Tuesday, 11 October 2011 17:19

The Celebration Continues...With Poncha

Written by  Ken Ku
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The day started out pretty much the same as all the others: sitting outside enjoying the cool air for the brief few moments before the sun becomes too hot. Of course yesterday wasn't going to be ordinary.  It was the continuation of Lucia's birthday celebration as well as Canadian Thanksgiving.  There was plenty of preparation to do but since this is Tenerife, there was no rush to get everything done.

I thought about what I was going to prepare for dinner and there were a lot of candidates.  (I seem to have been thinking about food a lot these past few days.  Even know I am thinking about what I want to make tonight!  There definitely needs to be more exercising and less eating...)  I narrowed it down to stuffed bell peppers with tzatziki.  There was a chocolate pie that I wanted to make and it would have been a great dessert but I wasn't sure if I could get pie crust here so that had to be cut from the list.  There was enough food to feed eight people and it only cost 12€!

After dinner, we all sat around the table and listened to astronomy, talked, and drank.  Lucia brought back a liquor from Madeira called Poncha.  Poncha is a famous Maderia drink made with honey, rum, and lemon juice.  I searched it online and there are many different recipes on how to make poncha so for those of you interested, you can try it at home.  It is said that you can drink this to help fight a cold though I'll leave that up to you.

I was able to find a couple different recipes online but the basics of it is to first mix a couple spoonfuls of honey with the juice of lemon, then top it off with white rum.  That's poncha.

Last modified on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 18:41
Ken Ku

Ken Ku

A photographer/printmaker/perpetual wanderer going on a backpacking adventure around the world.  Follow my journey as I discover new places and meet new people!

Website: www.kenkuphotography.ca

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