Froze Goes – A Grown-up Slushy

  One of my best childhood memories is of  bombing down PCH  (Pacific Coast Highway to non-locals) in an old VW van with my Grandfather R.B. at the wheel, Beach Boys blasting out of the cassette player, and long open beaches flashing by the window. When the stars alinged and the market was right we would…

Big Fish – Best Fish…The Inspiration

The guide books and sailing guides will all tell you that the season for sailing in the South Pacific is generally April to October. After that the tourists’ boats vanish and most of the sane Aussies and Kiwis haul out and put their boats to sleep for the cyclone season. It’s a slow time for…

Matai’s Island…The recipe

Grilled coconut rum shrimp with pineapple glaze, pina colada dipping sauce, and Shanghai noodle salad In Samoan tradition, Matai is Father, Elder, and Leader of an island. My friend Matai Aleki lived up to all of those labels. He lives the Aloha (Talofa was his word for it) and loves sharing, especially with those he…

Matai’s Island…The Inspiration

S.A.N.D. Time Tafa Tafa Beach, Samoa      The whole paranormal feeling of what I was calling “My Mermaid Encounter” really threw me off. I’d never even imagined things like that…well, maybe back in my college days, but not since I stopped smoking that stuff. Doctor Me prescribed some S.A.N.D. (Sitting Ashore – Nothing Doing) and…