Saturday, October 8, 2011

90 paintings in 90 days, Day 6, Saturday Market

     Saturday Market

     Great produce on Molokai is found on the sidewalk in Kaunakakai on Saturday morning. Most of it is grown in back yards. Vendors set up tables to sell everything from red hot peppers to hand made baby blankets. Proportionally this pile of loot looks strange. Apple bananas are small, the grapefruit was enormous and tropical chili peppers are extra tiny, but should never be underestimated. In a recipe that calls for them you could substitute mace. In Samoa people plant the bushes outside their windows to discourage thieves and it works. I'm not sure what the long "bean" is. It tastes bitter raw and I'm not sure how to cook it, but I'll enjoy looking at it on the counter.     


  1. What happened to the time clock next to the title? I'm guessing all that fruit took longer than the slip slops (love that one - SO Thebault!)