CHAPTER 1 ~ GETTING THERE
I'm beginning to get used to the hens and chicks that freely run around the neighborhood. I'm still not sure about the roosters; they're too noisy. These are such unusual chickens, nothing like the ones I've seen before.
I so love my house. It's the perfect plantation home. Built in 1935 for the Honoka'a postmaster, it sits on a double lot. The carport and ohana are newish - 1994-95.
I love the location. I can walk anywhere I need to go in town.
I can't wait to get back here for good. Just another six weeks of work, packing up the house, and saying good-bye back in Racine.
Look at this cool old avocado tree in my back yard. It's huge. I will need to trim it a bit, so that I can see the ocean better.
Those are banana plants at the back of the property. I have banana plants all over the yard. I have no idea what the bush in the front is.
There's so much to learn about this yard and the plants that are in it.
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Faye loves loco mocos from Tex, even to this day. Loco mocos are compact meals that include a scoop of white rice with a hamburger on it, all covered in beef gravy and topped with a fried egg. We have a special connection to Tex, because the lady from whom we bought our house owned that too. She sold it just before she sold the house.
The bigger Tex story is the malasadas. These tasty bits of bakery have their roots in the Portuguese sweet breads made famous by these immigrants. Take that sweet bread dough, cut it into single serving portions, deep fat fry them, and then roll them in sugar. Tex specializes in filling each with the flavor of your choice. I love the apricot, Faye likes the chocolate, and Jade likes the raspberry. Serve and eat them warm. Yum!
Some of the industrial sized fillings at Tex. Most other places that serve malasadas serve them plain - no filling.