Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and have this Party Punch

Wish you all a Merry Christmas and festive cheers. Hope all of you are looking forward to get done with the year 2010 and surging with full energy into 2011. Hope there is much entertaining going on and there are cakes and cookies being baked and shared.
I have not baked anything for a while now. So I can share with you only my Party Punch.

Living in a tropical country, there seems to be no so called 'off season for mangoes' in Ghana and now in Nigeria also. We get excellent bananas and I am feasting my morning breakfast on papayas many days.

Having read the above, you may have guessed what fruits I have blended into this punch. To give it the citrus burst, I squeezed an orange and added some home-made pineapple juice too.
The pineapples had to be blended separately and strained.

Here is one musumbi that had beach ball like skin :)
For myself I can have without sugar and for my husband who wants the juice sweet, I could go really low on added sugar. Top it with rose syrup and add crushed ice, you have one delicious drink to serve.
Those who like, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the place of crushed ice, and you might have people asking for repeat helpings.
Have a fantastic Chirstmas friends and let me take an annouced break until the end of January 2011. I am spending some weeks with my daughter, parents and more members of the extended family too.
I might simply squeeze yet another post to wish you all a Happy new year 2011! If not, here's wishing all of you a wonderful start to the new year.
Signing off....
So long.....


  1. Wishing u and ur family a very happy 2011 Lata.Your fruit munch looks very refreshing and tempting.Hope to catch u up soon.

  2. Happy holidays, Akka. Enjoy your time with family.

  3. A nice, refreshing's wishing you a wonderful holiday, Lata.

  4. Party punch looks delicious.

    Wish you and family a Merry Christmas and happy holidays

  5. Loved the beachball mausambi!
    Good to see your recipes again!
    Wish you a happy holiday too!

  6. Pretty fruit never seen before, Love the tree :)
    Enjoy ur break and Happy Holidays!

  7. Refreshing Punch!!!! Have a Wonderful Holiday!!!

  8. Congrats on being featured on Simple Indian Food..Now i got a chance of knowing ur wonderful blog..I love it & now ur happy follower!! Do drop into my space sometime.. ;)

  9. A merry christmas and happy new year to you and family. Delicious refreshing punch. Saw you featured at super blogger..nice post indeed.

  10. Merry Christmas to you too. Hope you had a great weekend.

  11. never seen this type of musumbi. is it real?

  12. punch looks delicious!

  13. Wish you a joyous season! Love the beach ball mosambi - how sweet! And love the punch too!

  14. A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

    - Smita
    (fun foods for little eaters

  15. Happy New Year!!
    Very refreshing punch...

  16. The beach ball mausambi looks super cool - and the drink looks droolicious!


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