Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ke Ono

How delicious!

I had been hearing how yummy and interesting Ono Pops are. Today we went to the Haleiwa Farmer's Market and had the opportunity to try some.

Left to right are Lilikoi 50/50, Green Gingetanical, Pineapple Li Hing, and Creamy Pink Lemonade.

So what does this have to do with Twelve by Twelve? It's that Green Gingetanical. It's made with the unlikely combination of fresh ginger, honey, thai basil, sea asparagus (AKA sea beans or glasswort for Chopped and Top Chef fans), lime, and maybe a few other interesting ingredients we can't remember. Also on the menu was a Yellow Gingetanical which replaces the fresh ginger with candied, the honey with cane sugar, and the lime with lemon. The important part though is that the maker of these treats said these two flavors were inspired by the liqueur Chartreuse!! I'm not clear as to whether he was under the influence of Chartreuse while inventing these pops, or if it was just the color he was emulating, but what are the chances of a Chartreuse reference at all during our challenge?

Now I am considering how to incorporate popsicles into an art quilt...


Gerrie said...

Sounds delish, but it is to cold here to think about a popsicle.

Terry said...

Oddly enough, I just started reading a book that described one of the characters (a secret alcoholic, but quite upper class snooty) as reeking of cigarette smoke and Chartreuse. Once again that magical serendipity strikes!