Well, yet another long trip to Hawaii. Let's begin at the parking lot, where we have always had many chickens. My colleague S has always fed the chickens, and recently his friends had babies. Unfortunately, by the afternoon that this photo was taken, we were down to only 3 chicks from 5. Something ate two of them, probably cats we are thinking. Anyway, the remaining three have stayed alive for a couple weeks now, thanks to S care and feeding.
New Chicken Family
S hails from Romania, and last trip we offered him some Kimchi, cautioning him about the strong taste. He tried it, and said it was very similar to a Romanian dish. Well, this trip he brought us some of this dish, which his sister had painstkingly prepared. It was delicious.
Romanian Stuffed Cabbage Dish
Another day, we had a Hawaiian style meal, featuring Taro. Here are some photos.
Boiling the Taro Roots
Taro Root Peeled and Ready to Eat
Here it is Made Into a Taro Salad
Hawaiian Pork Wrapped in Tea Leaves
The medicinal salt below needs some explanation. They take the salt which they make here locally in the nearby salt beds, and some special red rock which had medicinal properties. The red rock is ground up and mixed in with the salt, making "medicinal salt".
Hawiian Chili Water and Medicinal Salt!
My Avian Visitor, Just Outside My Balcony