One of the fun things about writing a blog is hearing from readers... Sometimes I wonder just who actually reads whatever I happen to post on any given day...and if anyone really does... then out of the blue comes an e-mail with the following message
Hi Sonia, I've been following your website for several years and enjoy trying many of your recipes. My husband and I have been coming to the Big Island for about 13 years. Guess it's a sign ..... Anyway, I too, enjoy reading cookbooks and have amassed many, many of the small, locally produced community cookbooks. Nothing fancy, just "different". We are going to be there (dates deleted) If you are interested, I would enjoy giving you 5 or 6 of the most interesting ones. We are planning to "try out" the Cookhouse you mentioned in your previous article, and perhaps could touch base there in the area. Please let me know soon. Sincerely,Pat W. P.S. I really wish I could invent "scratch and taste" ..to add to each recipe.
Of course I wrote back and after several e-mails back and forth, we met today during their visit to the Hilo Farmers Market...It was a brief but fun meeting...she gave me several cookbooks...one I used to have many years ago, but lost it in a fire, so am so pleased to have a copy of it again...and I got to also meet her husband Ralph.
Mahalo nui for your kind gesture, Pat...I hope you continue to enjoy your stay on our beautiful island!