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Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

 

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Keeping it short and sweet, this idea for just the eggs was stolen fair and square off of Pinterest, but I happened upon these cute, little egg cups, and I decided to take it one step farther. Any deviled egg recipe will do to fill these, and all you need are some tiny carrot triangles for the beaks and some tiny olive pieces for eyes. I found the cups at Amazon for about $20.00 and found that they worked perfectly for this. I think they really add a lot to the concept.

I think she's winking!

I think she’s winking!

Enjoy your day and the best of the season! Whatever you are celebrating, Happy Spring!

 

 

Tiny Tomatoes

Just a photo today, because I couldn’t resist buying these beautiful, teeny tomatoes, at the farmers market yesterday.

So tiny, sweet-smelling and beautiful

So tiny, sweet-smelling and beautiful

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Happy Summer, everyone! Let’s enjoy the bounty and beauty of the season.

I went to a different farmers market this morning, and I really liked the change. It was because the weather was predicted to be so foul this weekend, and because Monty had to work early this morning, and I didn’t want to get stranded somewhere where I couldn’t take cover if I needed to. The change was good, because it wasn’t so crowded and the vendors were so much more relaxed. At this market, (I’m talking about the Ward Warehouse Saturday morning one) there is also much more of a consensus for everyone to display the food to be visually beautiful, and in walking around, my eyes were richly rewarded. As much as I love the KCC market, there was a lot to love about this one.

Our Haul from Waimanalo Roadside Stands, Yesterday

I can’t resist sharing our haul from our little excursion through the backroads, yesterday:

Free range eggs and lilikoi butter

Free range eggs and lilikoi butter

Actually, the lilikoi butter was on the main road leading into Waimanalo, and it’s more like a syrup than a fruit butter. If you didn’t know, lilikoi is the Hawai‘ian name for passion fruit. It is a favorite of mine, and I was lamenting my loss of fresh frozen lilikoi juice when my stash thawed a few weeks ago when the freezer died. This lovely little jar should hold me over until they come into season again. I’m sure an idea will come to me on how to use it…

Free range chickens

Free range chickens

The eggs were definitely from a backroads farm, with at least a dozen chickens following their owner around wherever he went, at least outside. They stopped at the door when he took my money, and chased after him when he brought me out my eggs.

We will be looking forward to breakfast this morning, once we finally wake up.

Happy Sunday, everyone!

A Sweet, Little Piece of the Past

Just a quick acknowledgement to my friend Chris, down in Australia. She’s been doing some major de-cluttering, so recently she showed us on Facebook what she was getting rid of. She had a huge pile of beautiful, hand-embroidered and crocheted doilies that she had been collecting~ and it was time for them to go. I’ll bet money  that every single doily went to a very good home, because so many people clamored for them. I know I look forward to featuring the two that she sent me in Spring and Summer dessert photos… especially since I’m such an old-fashioned girl. It’s been a tiring and stressful week, but this gave me really, good reason to smile! Many thanks to Chris!

Such beautiful handiwork!

Such beautiful handiwork!

More Signs of Spring

We may be getting lots of rain, and I have to remind myself how usual that is for the month of March. Still, when I can sneak out for an hour or two, I see more good signs of my favorite season. Looking forward to drier days.

There is one event that we try to make every week~ it’s the only one that we’re really willing to get up early for on a weekend, and that’s the farmers market up at Kapi‘olani Community College. It is a year-round event held every Saturday between 7:30 am to 11:00 am, excluding holidays. We try to get there at about 7:00 am, to try to beat the tour buses, bringing in the hoards of tourists. All of the produce is locally grown, much of it is organic, and all of it is fresh and less expensive than most grocery markets.

It once was that I would only photograph images of the gorgeous orchids and other flowers that are also sold there, but then a friend became curious as I was talking about the breakfast food that can be bought. She had never heard of cooked food being sold at such an outdoor market, so I told her I would make a point of taking some photographs. This gallery is the result of that. (Pity you can’t smell this for yourself!) I know this will be a repeat for many Facebook friends, but it got such incredible response, that I wanted to share it beyond my personal friends. Enjoy!