Sunday, April 15, 2012

Three for the Week - Grapefruit, Orange and Banana Cocktail, Doing it Wrong and No Worries

FoodMusic and Life experiences for the week. Ready to jump in? Here we go!   

I've been flipping through The Galloping Gourmet cookbook I mentioned last week and one of the first recipes I've made is this Grapefruit, Orange and Banana Cocktail.

As you can see the grapefruit peel doubles as a bowl (which I thought was a cool idea) and in true Graham Kerr style you add a splash of light rum to the mix. I opted for a shot of Malibu Coconut Rum and it fit right in!

You might want to leave out the rum but then might not. Either way it's easy to make and very tasty! Here's the recipe:

Grapefruit, Orange and Banana Cocktail

Time it Takes: 5 to 10 minutes
Makes: 2 Servings

1 Grapefruit
1 Orange
1 banana
1 tsp sugar
2 tsp Malibu coconut rum (optional)

Halve grapefruit and remove flesh from sections. Peel and cut oranges into sections. Peel and slice banana.

Combine grapefruit and orange sections along with juice in a bowl. Add banana slices sugar and coconut rum. Gently stir.

Place mixture into grapefruit shells. Garnish with mint (if you have any).

Ever have one of those moments when you're doing something and feel like you are doing it all wrong. I know I certainly have.

Next time you get that feeling keep this video in mind. This isn't the "proper" way to play guitar. That's not even a drum. In fact he's doing it all WRONG! Interesting how the result sounds sooo right! 

Here's a quote I read this week from World Champion surfer Kelly Slater

"When you're not worried about the outcome, that's when you can discover things about yourself. You trust your gut and act on instinct"

Not exactly the easiest thing to do since much of our North American culture is all about measuring things, people and ourselves on outcomes. No wonder we worry so much. 

Here are a few things I've noticed when I worry about outcomes.
  • It's energy sapping.
  • It prevents me from being my best.
  • It's a big waste of time because I have no control over them anyway.
As a friend once said to me, worrying (about outcomes) is like a rocking chair; you go back and forth and get nowhere.
I've already started to get more into the "do my absolute best on the execution" mode and focus less on outcomes. Let the wave's crash where they may!

Thanks for reading!