Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Kittens Kicking a Kilogram of Knockwurst

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our TENTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "K".


 Kahalu u Photos
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.[1] 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.


Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures for the K Day, Paula! Such a fun variety!! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


photowannabe said...

I do love PIG done this way. We have been to several dinners here in California where the friends smoked the meat in the ground pit. Oh it was so good. They were Hawaiian to the core and we loved every bit of our time with them.

Roger Owen Green said...

The meal looks mighty tasty!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

You came up with so many great K words. The food sounds great. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

Reader Wil said...

Good choice, Paula! Thanks for your visit. Have a great week.

Leslie: said...

You make me laugh, Paula! That pork, er I mean pig, sounds a lot like what we call "pulled pork" as in sandwiches or plopped on a plate with mashed potatoes and vegies. I absolutely LOVE it and probably would pig out if served it in Hawaii! lol

abcw team

chubskulit said...

Greatness is in the plate and the sweet smiles of those gorgeous children are treasure!

Korean Souvenir
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

John said...

That looks tummy filling!


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