Happy birthday, Kailani Orner, whose special day was reason to cut hula practice short (Puhi Park Produce is a great place to practice for the Moloa‘a girls, kumu Rhoda Libre said) so the group could visit Orly’s Patisserie for some celebratory souffle.
Kudos to the Lihu‘e Hongwanji Mission on a successful Rice Roundup that will benefit the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank, and mahalo to all the contributors who brought bags of rice that will definitely help to meet the demand for food during this holiday time and the COVID-19.
Justine Bennett of Ekahi was back at Puhi Park Produce with her canned ahi using the Spanish style traditional canning process. She said they make great pupu (and also great gifts because of the packaging) in any of the three flavors. The original label is Tahitian lime, the yellow label is a ginger-citrus blend, and the red label is chili peppah.
Mayette Loseto was having a fire sale on her loose goods (“I’m not packing it up to bring home,” she said), and despite the flurry, had time to demonstrate how to tell the difference between the red and white dragonfruit as well as the different types of ulu (how many different kinds?).
Carolynn Lum was getting hammered by all those early Make It Merry people (Ron Wiley came down from Koke‘e just for the event. You can have the antlers, Ron, I want the bell), and Mrs. Claus succumbed to all those keiki with letters to Santa, peeping out of her bubble (only little ways, she said). And, who gets the cookie cutter?
Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.