Wow, here it is Saturday already. We have had quite the busy and satisfying week. Here is a shot of the plumeria I gather while the coffee is brewing. Keep in mind I do this around 6:30 or 7:00 AM. Like I would have ever been out of bed that early in New York. I know, some of you are thinking I have simply lost my mind. Hey, this is what I came here to do. Take time to stop and smell the flowers.
On Thursday we dropped the car off to get rust proofed, and had a special coating put on the exterior to protect it from the salt air and dirt as well as a scotch guard finish on the interior upholstery. While that was being done we were dropped off at the QUEEN KA'AHUMANU CENTER where we thought we would spend a few hours at the shops. It is a beautiful open air mall with full views of the West Maui Mountains. When we arrived at Honda they told us it would take 5 hours to complete the treatment. YIKES! The mall is really just an hour or two's worth of entertainment so 5 hours was a real stretch.
After having a late breakfast, we walked about 10 minutes from the mall to the MACC - MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER to see the ART MAUI exhibit... a juried show of all Maui artists. It was really quite good. We made our way back to the mall to and thought about seing a movie but the line-up was really grim. And the Easter Bunny was nowhere to be seen. Does anyone else find it strange that children sit on the Easter Bunny's lap? What do they talk about or ask for? Eggs?
Yesterday (Friday) we accomplished tons!
I propagated some panax trees, ti plants, dracaena and hibiscus in the morning.
TI & DRACAENA
John and I opened joint checking account at Bank of Hawaii.
Stopped in the Maui Baseyard in Makawao and paid for 3 months of trash pick up.
We got plates and registration for the car.
We picked up chain saw and rake at Sears.
Picked up mail at post office.
Stopped at Walmart and K-Mart for odds and ends.
Stopped along the road and watched the whales on the way home.
THE WHALE WATCHING SPOT
Picked lemons, guava and papaya from garden.
Today we stayed home all day and unpacked and organized.
I also made some guava pulp by scooping out the flesh and seeds into a strainer and pressing it through. The seeds of the guava might as well be stones, so it is best to press through a stainer or sieve. I used 4 guavas and got about 1/2 cup of pulp which took about 10 minutes. This will be used as a marinade or in a cocktail.
USE VERY RIPE GUAVA
SCOOP THE SEEDS AND FLESH INTO A STRAINER
WITH STRAINER OVER A BOWL, PRESS PULP INTO MESH WITH WOODEN SPOON
SCRAPE BOTTOM OF STRAINER WITH A SPATULA TO GET ALL THE PULP
THE END RESULT