Melon and Chia Seed Faux Tapioca Pudding

Sure it’s kind of old-fashioned and I can certainly understand that it’s texture isn’t for everybody, but I love me a good tapioca pudding.  And not just the classic American variety, but the cold, soupy Asian versions as well. Unfortunately it’s exactly the times when cold tapioca soup sounds most appealling (weather = hot, humid, unbearable) that

South Indian Pineapple with Chile and Mustard Seeds

Soon after I’d made the rash decision to move to Hawaii, I was looking through the Oahu job classifieds online.  Sandwiched somewhere between the ads for fire knife dancers and coconut tree climbers was an ad for field worker at a pineapple plantation.  Clearly the job market in Honolulu was going to be a little