Bring on the cocoa
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|Gannett News Service|
Yes, it really is winter in Hawai'i. And even though visitors from snowbound hometowns on the Mainland might chuckle at the sight
of Islanders bundled up in fleece jackets and sweaters, we know the next couple of months will actually require blankets at night. Woo hoo! Snuggle up!
Another way to keep warm, of course, is with liquid delights, such as the G-rated cocoa recipe below and the adult-oriented Tom and Jerry brew that follows.
Old-fashioned Hot Cocoa
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- dash of salt
- 1/3 cup hot water
- 4 cups milk
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in a small saucepan and mix well with water. Cook over low heat until mixture comes to a boil; boil for two minutes. Stir in milk, and heat thoroughly but do not boil.
Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired.
Makes six servings.
Tom and Jerry
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 eggs, separated
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 ounces brandy
- 3 ounces dark rum
Combine milk and butter in a medium saucepan and place over low heat until butter is melted. Meanwhile, in separate bowls, beat yolks until slightly thickened and whites until frothy. Fold whites into yolks and stir in sugar and vanilla.
Remove milk from heat and slowly whisk in egg mixture. Return pan to the heat and add brandy and rum. Continue whisking until mixture is
thoroughly blended and warmed, then pour into preheated mugs and sprinkle with nutmeg.
Makes two servings.
Couch-potato alert: You won't want to miss the 60th annual Golden Globes awards show, airing at 7 p.m. tomorrow on NBC (KHNL). A pre-awards show, with celebs chatting it up with Dick Clark and Nancy O'Dell, begins an hour earlier.
The Golden Globes are decided by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which even occasionally picks the same winners as the March Academy Awards (nominations for those will be announced next month).
But mostly it's just another reason to watch a slew of ready-to-party show-biz types get all emotional on stage. Actor Warren Beatty once characterized the Globes as "fun," the Oscars as "business."
What makes the Globes truly a couch-potato attraction is that it honors performers in both film and television, and in more categories, such as drama and comedy. More awards, more emotion!
So tune in tomorrow night to see if any of the three leading ladies of the much-vaunted "The Hours" (Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep) gets her due as best actress. Or if that very weird but original "Adaptation" gets a best-picture prize.
Maybe Tony Shaloub will win a best-actor award as TV's obsessive-compulsive "Monk."
One thing's for sure: Gene Hackman gets a well-deserved salute with the Cecil B. deMille award for lifetime achievement.
The former University of Hawai'i-Manoa music professor spent more than 10 years putting together the first comprehensive look at the Honolulu orchestra that started as a German beer-drinking and music club in 1902.
"The Honolulu Symphony: A Century of Music" is published by Goodale Publishing (275 pages; $39.95).
Check out some of the photos included in the book at www.goodalepublishing.com.
Waikiki also hosts "Sunset on the Beach" and "Brunch on the Beach" events this weekend.
Today's "Sunset," in conjunction with the Korean centennial celebration, will include Korean dances and the video documentary "Arirang: The Korean American Journey," which just aired on KHET and was screened at the Doris Duke theater at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.
The University of Hawai'i Wahine volleyball team will make a special appearance at 5 p.m., after which "Arirang" will be shown.
The night's featured film, at 6:30 p.m., is "Blue Crush," the filmed-in-Hawai'i tale of women surfers making their way on the North Shore. It stars Kate Bosworth and local surfer Sanoe Lake.
Sunday's featured film, also to be screened at 6:30 p.m., is "Signs," the spooky drama about extraterrestrials, starring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. Each film will be screened on the 30-foot screen.
"Sunset" festivities begin at 4 p.m. with entertainment and food booths at Queen's Surf Beach. Admission is free. 523-2489.
"Brunch on the Beach," the monthly festival with a heavy emphasis on food from Waikiki restaurants, launches the year with entertainment by The Royal Hawaiian Band Glee Club, 'Ale'a, Darlene Ahuna and 'ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro.
"Brunch" is served 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. tomorrow along Kalakaua Avenue in front of Kuhio Beach (it has moved back to Kalakaua after months at Kapi'olani Park). Admission is free. 523-2489.
The film, which some industry insiders hoped would become Japanese animation's breakthrough vehicle in the United States, is the creation of Hayao Miyazaki, considered a god by the Disney animators.
It's the story of a little girl, Chihiro, who wanders into a world of strange creatures in an amusement park and her efforts, with the help of some of those creatures, to help her parents, who have been turned into pigs.
The voice of the girl belongs to Daveigh Chase, who also provided the voice of Lilo in Disney's Hawai'i-themed animated film "Lilo & Stitch."
"Spirited Away," rated PG, will be screened at 7:30 tonight, 2:30 p.m. tomorrow and 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Palace Theatre in Hilo. (808) 934-7777.
It's the 2003 Korean Festival, part of the ongoing centennial celebration of Korean immigration to Hawai'i, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Kapi'olani Park bandstand.
More than 25,000 people are expected to attend and sample food from more than a dozen restaurants, and take in the entertainment from South Korean and Hawai'i troupes. Other festival highlights include cultural exhibits, children's games, a cooking show, contests and door prizes.
Admission is free. Park at Kapi'olani Community College and catch the shuttles to and from the park. Take a look at www.koreancentennial.org.