Aloha Lāpule. It’s day 5 of the stay at home directive. It’s Sunday and it’s raining. It always rains during the time leading up to Merrie Monarch and Easter. It’s actually the coldest time of the year because of the rain and the Pacific breezes. Welcome to the food edition of my blog.
Sunday is actually a day of rest, but it feels like I’ve been resting for the last 5 days. There’s only so many times you can clean the house, sort through the recyclables, and watch 190 channels of nonsense on the television. I’ve been trying out different recipes. It’s always fun to play with food. The problem is that I’m gaining weight from eating too much.
French Toast With Blueberries
I know Hawai’i is doing its part in trying to flatten the coronavirus curve transmission. We’ve been very lucky that the numbers of infections has been low. I believe the State of Hawai’i is doing what’s best to prevent the spread of the virus. We have coronavirus testing stations set up in Hilo and in Kona.
AND NOW, A PSA FROM MOE HOWARD
Very clever and funny PSA video. I was watching the daily Corona Virus Updates on TV. These updates are very informative. I like that the President has surrounded himself with industry leaders that are able to provide concise answers to what people want to know.
Shrimp and Angel Hair Pasta
The impact of the Stay At Home directive has Hawai’i tourism grinded to a halt. People arriving into Hawai’i, or traveling interisland, must quarantine themselves for 2 weeks. All hotels, bars, restaurants, and most stores are closed. Except for grocery, hardware, and essential government services, Hawai’i is shutdown.
Mahimahi over Brown Rice and Saute’ Vegetables
There are warnings of scamers in Hawai’i that are claiming to be from Hawaiian Electric threatening to disconnect people’s electric service if they don’t pay up. Hawaiian Electric is saying these are scams and to ignore them. The other day, Hawaiian Electric warned about rolling blackouts. I questioned if we are expecting rolling blackouts, and the electric company said they wanted to prevent rumors. Backwards logic if you ask me. Why warn people unless there’s a problem.
Good Eats Edition
Temperatures in the upper 60’s with humidity at 95%. We have lots of rain and some thunderstorms. So glad I don’t have to out anywhere. I’m listening to my scanner for East Hawaii Emergency and Police channels. Lot of good people out there taking care of us. Stay safe out there.
Kēia Ka Lā Iwakālua Kūmāiwa, Malaki