Spicing up the summer
Most Americans think of nutmeg as a holiday spice. But in Grenada, which produces a third of the world's supply, nutmeg is used year-round. Use it to spice up your summer with Nutmeg Rum Punch. For one serving, combine 1 ounce each of lime, orange and pineapple juices with 1 ounce of grenadine, 2 ounces of light rum and 3 or 4 ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a small glass. Sprinkle with grated nutmeg.
Enhanced by ham
Summertime's abundance of fruit offers an ideal opportunity to enjoy Prosciutto di Parma - a delicacy that qualifies as both an authentic Italian antipasto and a fast food.
Try thin slices of this Italian ham with melon or figs, or serve it with fresh bread and butter. It can enhance a pasta dish. For more ideas, visit www.parmaham.org. Click on the British flag icon for an English translation.
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