The internet is down here and I am writing this entry from my iPhone, so bear with me on it's brevity. Just wanted to give you all a little peek in to our long weekend before it got too late for you to care.
This Friday was Statehood Day in Hawaii. Kind of like Flag Day, one of those non-celebrated municipal celebrations. Banks were closed. Schools were closed. It seemed like the perfect day for a pool party. So, we invited some of our friends and Jada's friends and Asia's friends over and it turned in to an impromptu going away bash for Asia's trip back to New York this week. There was dancing and dining and swimming late in to the night. Saying good-bye to Asia until we see her again in October is hard and sad, but it felt great to share our love for her with our new friends here.
After the festivities, we quickly cleaned up and headed straight back in to the kitchen. Slow Food Maui was holding a Saturday afternoon contest at the University of Hawaii's culinary school in Kahului, with the Maui Coffee Association. We wanted in and we intended to win, notwithstanding our late start.
Here's what we came up with, a Maui Coffee and Kahlua Tiramisu with Savoiardi-Coffee Crumble, using these simple ingredients:
Here is the recipe we submitted to the judges, with our dish:
Complete with a step by step illustration for your perusal:
We finished and plated the dish at the venue early the next morning.
Then, we went to lunch to wait for the results. A few hours later, we returned to hear the winners announced and were pleased to hear "La Famiglia Di Bari" called out as third place winners! Not bad, considering our Friday night frazzled frenzy to pull this off with two kids in tow. But watch out, Maui. We'll be back next year!
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