Good Morning, today I’ll tell you the last part of our diving Holiday in the Philippines. So back to our dive on Christmas Eve, on which it didn’t stop raining and after which I was shaking like an aspen leaf becaus it was awfully cold. Unfortunately, I have to skip what happened exactly after that, because I cannot tell you yet. Big secret so far. But not for long. I’ll be the first to write it down here for you when the time comes.
Our Christmas party was really something completely different from a normal Christmas in the European winter. But – on that day, even if unexpectedly, we got some winter feeling because of the rain. Actually, we had imagined Christmas in the sun, on the beach, barefoot in the sand just with T-shirt and Shorts on. That’s what we flew halfway around the world for. But what did we get? Rainy weather: D cloudburst on Christmas Eve.
It rained cats and dogs all day and so extremely that it cooled down a lot. The end of the story was that I was sitting at the Christmas dinner in a thick wool sweater with long trousers and cozy socks. Imagine that in the tropics. None of us would have expected that before. However, it wasn’t bad, because the atmosphere was outstanding – Günther, my boyfriend’s cousin, had prepared a great buffet with (also vegetarian) sushi, homemade potato salad, rice and fruit salad. So vegans and vegetarians were well taken care of 🙂
All resort guests, diving instructors, the boat crew and the resort staff celebrated together. First with the festive glow of the glaring headlights, which were driven by the emergency power generator, and later again with the glowing Christmas tree and normal light. When the lights turned on again, everyone was cheering loudly (is that correct?). It was a wonderful evening and the next day we were rewarded with brilliant sunshine and an incredible day at sea. A real adventure Christmas!
Spaghetti with pesto and Chrsitmas holidays in Asia don’t fit thematically at all, but here, back in Germany or whereever you are at the moment – hungry, I suppose – this dish is just the right fit:Print
1 handful of fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp walnuts
2 tbsp pine nuts
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tsp dry nutritional yeast
Salt, pepper to taste
- Bring water to boil in a pot with a little salt for the spaghetti. When the water boils, cook the spaghetti (about three-quarters of a normal pack for 2 people) according to the pack instructions.
- Roast the pine nuts in a pan without oil until they are lightly browned. Let it cool briefly and add it to the food processor together with the other ingredients and blend everything. Finally, season with salt and pepper.
- Now, mix the pesto in a large bowl with the hot spaghetti. If it is too dry, add a little olive oil. Season again with salt and pepper.