CHAPTER 2 ~ SETTLING IN
Lazy living - interrupted
We have breadfruit growing on our tree out front. These are small ones - not ready for picking yet. The Hawaiians call it Ulu. My old neighbor Karl is teaching me how to cook it. It's basically a potato substitute - anywhere you can use a potato, you can try this. No one else in the family likes it. That just means I haven't found the right recipe yet.
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This is an orange on my very own little orange tree. I can't believe that I can just walk outside and pick my own fruit.
Silly Amy - no, I'm not "sleeping on the lanai with palm and banana branches waving nearby." But it's close. This is the view from my bed looking out my bedroom porch door that fronts on the lanai. I can nap in bed and hear the coconut palms clicking.
I have eleven coconut trees in my yard and several other kinds of palm trees. My renters complained that the falling coconuts were a hazard to their children. So at one point I had someone take them all off. I have some nuts on now.
Here's a close-up of a banana bunch growing in my backyard. When they plump up and start to turn yellow, they are ready. Then we chop the whole stalk down, as each stalk only grows one bunch of bananas.
We have a good avocado crop dropping from the tree in the backyard. We never bought avocados in Wisconsin, or Georgia or Maryland either. It was not something I ate, except as guacamole in Mexican restaurants. So we are experimenting with using them. They don't really taste good heated. But we like the variations on these three recipe cards.
All my life I thought that guacamole was made with sour cream. I guess that was just Wisconsin guacamole. Come to think of it, most of the Mexican restaurants in Wisconsin serve Wis-Mex: lots of sour cream and cheese on everything.
Ahi is yellowfin tuna.