Some people ask what I do during the day since we've moved to Accra. While this is not all-encompassing (I have to get the cooking and cleaning done some time!), it is a glimpse into my fun-employment in a new country.

If you hadn't assumed it already, Ghana has a delicious assortment of tropical fruits. One of my favorites is pineapple. Grown locally, and almost always in season, they're small, sweet and succulent.
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Pineapple from our local fruit lady.
Pineapple, meet vodka. 

Our favorite brand, Soft Tail Vodka, hails from right outside Seattle. Made out of Washington state apples, the vodka has a smooth vanilla flavor and is the perfect base for fruit cocktails (yes, we considered this vodka a "necessity" and brought it over with us!).
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Soft Tail Vodka, our favorite small batch.
But I'm not making a fruit cocktail just yet (it is 10:30am, after all). No, today's experiment is to make pineapple-infused vodka (with a hint of Washington state apples, of course).

So, first infusion with local tropical fruit commences. Here we go:
Step 1: Cut up ripe pineapple (steal slice of pineapple first to ensure ripeness and a happy mouth).
Step 2: Place slices in sealable container.
Step 3: Pour vodka over pineapple slices.
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Seattle meets Ghana, and we hope they'll be friends.
Step 4: Seal container.
Step 5: Place in dark location for 10 days. 
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Making magic happen? Fresh pineapple soaking in apple vodka.
Step 6: Enjoy?
We'll post the results in 10 days. On August 3rd, there will be a pineapple-infused vodka taste test at our house. All are invited.

--Carole
7/25/2011 05:54:45 am

Wait, wait, wait... August THIRD? There WILL be some left over still on August SIXTH, right?!

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7/26/2011 05:08:41 am

Depends how well it turns out. :)

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7/29/2011 11:41:42 pm

Can't wait to have a sip of that. Would there any available till the 7th? I arrive in Accra on 6th Aug; 23:00GMT.

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7/30/2011 07:00:33 pm

If Tim and I haven't consumed it, and then my sister, upon arrival, doesn't finish it, the rest is yours, MJ!

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10/26/2013 09:01:31 am

I love this blog layout, which template is it?

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