Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I made a stir fry of which most of the ingredients were from my garden: turnip, turnip greens, daikon, and garlic.  Also included were store-bought broccoli and tofu.  (Someday, I will grow my own soybeans and make my own tofu - but at least the tofu is locally made in Hilo).  I have to say, my stir fry was quite tasty.  The daikon is a bit spicy, so it had a little bit of bite.

For the moment, we have tradewind weather which means drizzly rain.  The southerly winds are expected to come soon, which will bring sun and vog.  All my life, tradewinds have been the norm.  This prolonged stretch of variable, southerly winds is a big change.  Of course, it is nice to see the rain here on the rainy east side of Hawaii island.....but the vog is less nice.

If you have ever read Ray Bradbury's short story "All Summer in a Day" you can get an idea of the normal weather pattern for March at my house.  I read it to the kids at school yesterday, and their reflections matched my experience: the rain on a metal roof can be deafeningly loud and depressingly consistent at certain times of the year in our area.

1 comment:

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

How nice for you to use all your own home grown vegetables. And about the rain, there is really only so much you can take before it starts to get to you. I like all kinds of weather as long as it is in small doses.