|One of the few clear afternoons, at the Hanapepe Farmer's Market.|
Farmer's markets here are fairly modest (each stand has just a few items, and most seem like they're from backyard gardens rather than farms) and quick -- if the opening bell (or car horn) sounds at noon, by 1 p.m., most of the items are gone. There's a real frenzy at the beginning, to get the best fruits and vegetables.
Another mystery fruit, below, tasted similar to a pear.
|Farmer's market bounty of fruits and vegetables. While prices are super-high in supermarkets, the prices at the farmer's markets were very reasonable. I think I paid $1. for a lot of fiddlehead ferns, and papayas were four for $5.|
The trip wasn't all fruits and vegetables, as you can see below:
|Mango lilikoi pie sold by The Right Slice, a start up business on the island.|
|Fabulous chocolate cake at Icing on the Cake in Kapaa.|
|You can't leave Kauai without a Shave Ice (a sno-cone-type confection with ice cream on the bottom.)|
|Another find was a Croisscone, a cross between a croissant and a scone, invented by the Passion Bakery in Kapaa. Unbelievably addicting, especially the ham and cheese, above||.|
|Inside the tiny taro chip factory in Hanapepe.|
|On the way to a waterfall, DH and I took a side trip to Ritchie's Bar & Grill in Lihue, to have the famous Oki pancakes. Weird sitting in a bar at 11 a.m., eating pancakes, but boy, were they good.|
|Being total tourists, we attended a luau. And here's what I ate. The brownish stuff at about 3 o'clock is the highlight -- meat from a pig that was cooked while buried underground.|