Manna from heaven

3 10 2020


Manna from heaven, or, I should say, Maʻafala from heaven! We picked breadfruit today just as it stopped raining avocados in the garden. It is the Samoan variety cultivated on the Island of Kauaʻi, and it grew from a potted plant into this magnificent tree. They are smaller than the Hawaiian ulu.

Maʻafala tree is bearing fruit

I am guessing the bountiful year is the effect of the climate change on our planet. Happily we have shared for weeks now beautiful avocados with neighbors and friends, made lots of guacamole, and froze batches of the same. Mashed or cut-up avocado freezes well and doesn’t discolor if you combine it with lemon or lime juice. 

Morning count on the porch railing. One day nine had fallen to the ground from the night before.

Mahalo e Ke Akua for the abundance.

~ Rebekah

In the mood for fresh guacamole

8 09 2012

The avocado, calamansi, and Hawaiian chilies are from my garden. So abundant!

Guacamole—diced, delectable, delightful

14 08 2011

My neighbor's avocados

A couple of firm-ripe avocados rolled into the yard from the neighbor’s tree. So for the full moon gathering of goddesses last night, I decided to make fresh guacamole the way gourmet cook Honoli’i Mike makes it. Finely diced, not mashed.

That way you retain the texture of the fruit, and each little dice is coated with the other ingredients. Mike said he makes his simple. Doesn’t add much of anything else, just a little lime juice.

Food lover that I am, I examined his delectable mixture and detected more than lime juice.

To lime juice in a large mixing bowl I substituted garlic chives for cilantro and added the juice from a calamansi, salt, black pepper, and a lot of minced red onion. I stirred these ingredients well, then folded in the avocado and chilled the guacamole until party time.

One of last night’s delightful goddesses is Mexican, and she pronounced it “Good!” I think I’ll make guacamole Mike’s way from now on.

¡Buen provecho!

Copyright 2011 Rebekah Luke

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