Saturday, February 9, 2008

Portraits from of 6:45am

The Green Table Project Forgive me I haven't figured out how to switch the direction of my pictures. I look like I have a mustache in a few of the photos anyone agree....? The land opens for the morning light to rise asking no questions just welcoming a mew day a new light as I capture our moment together at 6:45am in Kauai. You try...

Cupcakes anyone

The Green Table Project This is Hilary! she's the cupcake master baker.. only kidding. We work together at the Lotus and had a cupcake and wine party two nights ago. I still don't remember what happened I had a sugar rush and then I crashed on my bed at the hostel. Banana split cupcakes and peanut butter banana cupcakes.... Yeah they were kinda sweet.... wanna try one.... anyone....

Friday, February 8, 2008

Fruits of Labor in Kauai

The Green Table Project The fruits of this island are so vast I am merely showing about 1% of what this island has. There are apple bananas (banana's that taste like apples), mountain apples ( they look like a red delicious pear and apple had a baby together), soursap (my west indian folks know what this is), rasputins (the prickly red fruit sweet and delicious eat around the seed), tamarinds, tangerines so sweet you want to slap the farmer..... The farmers market on Kauai is every wednesday from 3pm until everything is sold. I got to the market around 3:15pm and the lot was so packed I couldn't even see where the entrance was. The market is in a parking lot and everyone in town come, meet, talk, and exchange their goods. Too all my foodies it's the Union Square market times 2 the prices are awesome and the wide variety of farmers selling different product is incredible. It has a very local, community vibe, and the energy is positive as the sun burn down on us on the hot asphalt. Here's the idea travel the world exploring all the different farmer's markets meet the people and prepare a plate worth writing your friends back home about. This is my mission and the green table project is committed to you enjoying my journeys as much as I am enjoying them. Stay tuned for next week's market adventures.... Ciao for now guys.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Aloha Kauai!

What! What! What! Alright folks so here we go again for those that remember my trip to Europe. Here are my chronicles of my trip to Hawaii in six weeks. I made it here safely and I am totally stoked to be here! I am cooking at a revolutionary restaurant on the island called The Blossoming Lotus (Check out their web page). I am working with a great group of peeps from the island and from the main land. For those that don't know Hawaii is part of the US so just to let you know they speak english here LOL. I attached my first meal that I help prepared and then devoured for my delicious dinner yesterday 2/4/08. It's the Enchilades! I have alot to add about the experience so far but I needed to start somewhere. Tune in tomorrow for my meal from 2/5/08 and gooey stories fro the beautiful beaches and undeveloped land on the island of Kauai. PEACE! MAHALO! ALOHA SUE-B PS. I attached a shot of my alcoholic beverage that accompained my dinner the LOTUS SANGRIA! I got alittle tipsy after that one.