Thursday, August 2, 2012

Like the Locals Do

Matt is a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain and his show on the travel channel. "Tony," as he is lovingly called in our house is all about the local scene, he tends to stick to the restaurants, food and activities that the locals favor. He's not a fan of touristy things or big chain restaurants.

Hawaii is a touristy place and we realized before going, that people don't really go there for the food. You go to Hawaii because it's beautiful. But not wanting to pass up the opportunity to try something new, we asked ourselves "Where would Tony go?" and headed to a "local" farmer's market.

Like most things in Hawaii, the Farmer's Market is there to cater to the tourists but they did have a large selection of fruit and some pretty jewelry.

We brought home some goodies; Kiwi, Passion Fruit, Papaya, Star Fruit and a kind of Banana (I don't remember the name)

This is what the inside of a Passion Fruit looks like. Pretty tasty and it smelled amazing, very similar to the Passion Fruit candles you can buy at Bath and Body Works. 

Ah, the Papaya. No one really cared for the Papaya.

Did you know that you shouldn't eat Papaya while pregnant? I learned that from a sweet little lady doing my toe nails when I was barely 13 weeks along with Adelyne. "Makes baby go bye bye."

Star Fruit; pretty but also pretty tasteless.

This Dragon Fruit had an amazing color that didn't show up in the photo. It's incredibly expensive for just tasting like a kiwi.

And, of course, what would a vacation be without a trip to the local brewery?

Addy made a friend with one of the locals, Tony would be proud!

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