This photo of Kalua pig is courtesy of TripAdvisor
K. A LOT of Hawaiian words begin with the letter, "K". Such as the word, 'kalua' (pronounced just like the coffee liqueur, Kahlua). It is an underground cooking method that the ancient Hawaiians used to cook their food, such as, pig (called, pua'a in Hawaiian and pigs were easy to transport across the Pacific ocean in canoes when the Hawaiians migrated to the Hawaiian islands). Kalua pig (nope, we don't say, 'kalua pork') is moist, tender, smoky and melts in your mouth. When it is cooked in the underground oven, it is the whole hog, oops. I mean, pig. When they take it out, it is falling apart, it is so tender. I do a crock pot version using a less fatty cut of pork. The pork goes in to the crock pot with some water, liquid smoke, Hawaiian salt, pepper. and a wee bit of garlic and onion powder. Just a wee bit. Cook it on high for about 5 hours or until fork tender. Absolutely delicious! Good kau kau (pronounced cow cow) which, in Hawaiian, means food or a meal.
(Kaleo aka Tomas and his sister, Isa circa 2007)
Keiki in Hawaiian means, children. These two have grown considerably since this was taken. They are my nephew and niece, Kaleo and Isa Jack. They live in Hilo, Hawaii and not very far from the volcano, Kilauea.
Keystone. From Wikipedia: "A keystone is the wedge-shaped stone piece at the apex of a masonry vault or arch, which is the final piece placed during construction and locks all the stones into position, allowing the arch to bear weight. This makes a keystone very important structurally."
As the name implies, a kneehole desk is any desk with a hole in the center for the knees. Desks and the history of their functional elements that changed over the centuries is quite interesting. You can read more about at Wikipedia.
So, there you have it ladies and gentlemen-a heaping serving of the letter, "K"!
And, no kittens or knockwurst were harmed the the making of this post.