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Old 13-10-2011, 16:45   #46
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Another thing I LOVE is a cuppa of strong esspresso half and half with hot coconut cream. OMG.

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wowsers, now that I am going to have to try tomorrow!
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Old 13-10-2011, 17:20   #47
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Re: The Coconut Thread

ahhh... pipas... the young green coconuts with the top wacked off and a straw stuck in... I don't think anything is as refreshing.... Takin me back i2f!!
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The green ones I open by making three cuts with my long knife.
3 cuts is the key!! That way you're very unlikely to cut right through the coconut into your hand underneath as you might with the 4th cut. Well, at least that's what our Fijian friend told us when he was showing us how to open coconuts. Its a bit eye opening to see even really young Fijian kids wandering around with a machete almost as big as they are chopping open coconuts.
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wowsers, now that I am going to have to try tomorrow!
Enjoy:

1. coconut CREAM not milk!

2. make it hot HOT before you mix.

We started with cold but a fellow sailor modified our recipe. Now we too make the cream hot before we mix it with esspresso. It way improves the taste.

PS Make the esspresso strong - one dose in half a cup, the other half will be the hot cream.

Why oh why oh why do I have to be in a place with so few coconut palms?

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Now, I need to find a way to blend drinks decently with out a blender, all I can figure out at the moment is to chop everything well that needs blending and blending the ingredients by hand. If I find another way I will post it.

I did find this - Drill Blender | Shop Tailgating Ideas

Kind of cool if you have a drill, electricity, and enjoy mixing drinks.

Ah, but there are 12 volt blenders. The Rita T has no genset, no microwave no nothing, but we do have a blender.
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barnakiel--many coconut palms here, sail south......
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During the 1950s my Dad worked in Puerto Rico he bought a beach place on south coast not far from Aguirre where we lived it was 4 acres with a hundred or so coconut trees on it. Everyso often buyers would come around for the coconuts. They were sold two for a penny, in the tree. The buyers have guys who climbed up the trees to pick them and load them into a truck. Sometimes they husked the brown ones on site, on a large pointed iron bar they stuck in the ground pointed end up. the green ones they would sell for drinking at "coco frio" stands.
I am always reminded of this when I see husked coconuts in the supermarkets around here selling for $1.98 each.
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ok barnakiel=-=how do ye make coconut cream...
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That's easy, make coconut milk and mix with heavy cream and wa la...lol adding tons of rum will make it even better
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ok ...sounds great..... gotta get more crema para batir...LOL
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Here's a coconut drink recipe that's popular in the islands...

Climb a tree* and pick a big green coconut (locally called a "water nut" or "jelly nut"). Lop the stem end off with a cutlass until you make a hole in the top. Pour in a good dollop of rum (how much depends on how much coconut water is in there, and how strong you like your drink). Squeeze a lime in de coconut and shake it all up. Lay back in your hammock and sip it down.
Ok- who wasn't singing 'you put the lime in the coconut and drink it all up...
But you probably are now!
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Re: The Coconut Thread

There are manual blenders too.

They look like manual drilling machines, sorts of - a handle, gears and then the rest pretty regular like on an electrical blender. I was very tempted to get one last week when we walked into a ferreteria.

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[COLOR="Yellow"]Beneficial effects of virgin coconut oil on lipid parameters and in vitro LDL oxidation.[/COLOR]
Nevin KG, Rajamohan T.
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Department of Biochemistry, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram 695 581, India.
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OBJECTIVES:
The present study was conducted to investigate the effect of consumption of virgin coconut oil (VCO) on various lipid parameters in comparison with copra oil (CO). In addition, the preventive effect of polyphenol fraction (PF) from test oils on copper induced oxidation of LDL and carbonyl formation was also studied.

DESIGN AND METHODS:
After 45 days of oil feeding to Sprague-Dawley rats, several lipid parameters and lipoprotein levels were determined. PF was isolated from the oils and its effect on in vitro LDL oxidation was assessed.

RESULTS:
VCO obtained by wet process has a beneficial effect in lowering lipid components compared to CO. It reduced total cholesterol, triglycerides, phospholipids, LDL, and VLDL cholesterol levels and increased HDL cholesterol in serum and tissues. The PF of virgin coconut oil was also found to be capable of preventing in vitro LDL oxidation with reduced carbonyl formation.

CONCLUSION:
The results demonstrated the potential beneficiary effect of virgin coconut oil in lowering lipid levels in serum and tissues and LDL oxidation by physiological oxidants. This property of VCO may be attributed to the biologically active polyphenol components present in the oil.


PMID: 15329324 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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There are manual blenders too.

They look like manual drilling machines, sorts of - a handle, gears and then the rest pretty regular like on an electrical blender. I was very tempted to get one last week when we walked into a ferreteria.

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I haven't seen a manual blender. I have a manual food processor however and it works great so I can imagine a well designed blender. After a day of cranking winches it can seem like a lot of work to crank the food processor but results are good!
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There are manual blenders too.

They look like manual drilling machines, sorts of - a handle, gears and then the rest pretty regular like on an electrical blender. I was very tempted to get one last week when we walked into a ferreteria.

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Those are pretty sweet. They have a clip usually so you can hook it onto a table or counter, similar to the way a vice grip sets up on a workbench but with out having to permanently attach it to your counter space.
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