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Leilani Kealoha

Member Since 20 Mar 2015
Offline Last Active Oct 28 2015 06:00 AM
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In Topic: Delivery (Leilani)

28 October 2015 - 06:01 AM

There was one thing that Leilani did not like about the restaurant business.  Despite not being open for breakfast, Leilani still had to be at work by six thirty in the morning so she could start prepping for the day.  The restaurant was one of those fresh as fresh gets kind of places and while Leilani liked the concept, the fact that she was now the responsible one for taking deliveries, she had to be there early.  She wondered if she got paid extra because of it, but still being new, Leilani didn't want to overstep her bounds.

 

Leilani was in the office looking at the menu.  She had been cooking for most of her life but this was no longer Hawaiian food.  The brunette knew what she was getting into when she took the job but after seeing the menu, she was going to have to practice a bit more.  Luckily her boss knew her to be a good chef, so she didn't have to worry too much.

 

There was a knock at the backdoor and Leilani looked at the clock.  Seven sharp.  This guy was good.

 

Leilani stood up and went to the back door and unlocked it.  When she opened the door, she saw a blond, young man standing there.  She had expected an older man with a beard and gray hair, but this guy looked surprisingly young and handsome.  She noted the delivery van but figured she'd have some fun first.

 

"If you're homeless and looking for a meal," she said with a smile.  "You'll have to wait until I cook something."  She paused.  "I'm actually waiting for a delivery.  Then I can make you something."

 

She looked at the guy hoping he would understand her humor or at least not be too offended.


In Topic: The New Girl in Town (open)

27 July 2015 - 07:11 PM

Lani heard the question about sports and smiled.

 

"I don't really participate in sports, but I have surfed and that's kind of fun.  I like watching football and basketball, though.  I don't mind having a drink and watching a game on television with some friends."

 

She wasn't that big of a drinker but she had did tend to drink a bit more when she was watching sports.

 

"Oh, but feta and olives and pita bread are all that make up a Greek meal, right?" she said it with a wink and smile, knowing full well (and figuring Mario would understand) that she was joking.

 

When Mario mentioned SPAM, Lani made a face of disgust.

 

"Well, yes," she started.  "But I don't really like it.  My parents offer several variations on their menu, but I am out of the SPAM cooking business forever."

 

She smiled again.

 

"I'm impressed that you can remember all the various recipes, ingredients and steps.  I always have a hard time so I keep the recipes on hand just to make sure that the meal is going to be the same thing on my plate as on the page."

 

Mario seemed happy to share time and food ideas and Lani was glad to make a new cooking friend.  Plus, he wasn't that bad to look at, so that was always a good thing.  Mario changed the subject and was talking about books again.

 

"Historical fiction is kind of fun because it makes you think of a possible different perspective that could have been around at the same time."

 

Lani looked at her watch and realized that she should probably return to her apartment.

 

"Well, Mario," she said.  "It was great to meet you.  I really want to hang out and do some cooking some time."

 

She stood up and turned around but stopped and turned to face him.  She took a pen from her purse and a small napkin and wrote her name and number down.

 

"Don't lose it," she said.  "I'm not sure when I'll be back at the mall for you to stalk me."

 

She smiled once more and left the area.


In Topic: The New Girl in Town (open)

08 July 2015 - 10:41 PM

Lani snickered with Mario's comment about Colorado.

 

"I've never been skiing, so I guess I'll be alright."

 

She added a laugh and a smile.  Lani realized that since she had gotten to Steamboat Springs, she had yet to make any friends.  Not that she had really been there that long, but without friends, she was starting to miss home and her family.  At least there she had people that she could talk with.  With Mario, Lani felt that she could settle down in Colorado without too much homesickness.

 

"Making Hawaiian food isn't all that hard," Lani started.  "You throw some fish or pork in with some pineapple and you're practically done."

 

Another giggle escaped her lips.

 

"Just kidding.  If you did that and tried to pass it off as a traditional Hawaiian dish, I would be offended."

 

She paused a moment as he talked about cooking by memory as well.

 

"That would be great," she said.  "I could write stuff down for you, but I might have to email my mom for the accurate recipe eventually."

 

His question about fusion cooking caught her attention as she had discovered the concept a few years ago and realized that she had been cooking certain recipes that way for some time.  Some of her favorites were fusing recipes that had no business being together.

 

"I'm always willing to try different recipes just for fun," she said.  "Even stuff that wouldn't normally be fused."

 

Mario asked about the kinds of books that she read and she paused to consider the answer.

 

"Oh, I don't know," she started.  "I like to read a lot of young adult fiction or mysteries or thrillers.  Sometimes I like science fiction stuff, but not a lot of it.  And every now and then, I'll actually read some of the classic literature that people tell you that you should read by a certain age."  She chuckled.  "Not that I care about that kind of list, mind you, I just happen to look at it and take my time."

 

She looked at Mario.  "What about you?  What are your favorite types of books?"


In Topic: The New Girl in Town (open)

23 June 2015 - 09:29 PM

Mario's comment on restaurants was pretty funny and the his question made her shake her head.

 

"No.  There's only one little section of Hawaii that is used for the movies and television shows and postcards.  The rest of the state is crap."

 

Lani had a feeling that Mario would understand her joke and laugh - hopefully.  As it was, she loved her home and her family but just being able to be free and on her own made her want to make fun of the life that she used to live.

 

Mario's sisters went to the local college.  That must be nice for Mario to be able to keep an eye on them.  She nodded at his statement about teenagers having their moments as she knew she had given her parents and brothers problems over the years.

 

"Greek, huh?" Lani said.  "I haven't cooked many Greek dishes in my time, but I'm always willing to learn."  She paused a moment.  "If you wouldn't be able to guess, I make a lot of Hawaiian infused and inspired dishes.  Not a lot of my recipes are written down, I just go by memory."

 

It was true, really.  Most of the recipes that her parents had taught her had been learned many years before and Lani had just continued to cook them until they were natural parts of her memory.  She didn't even own a recipe book at home.  It was all in her head.  Of course she had written some recipes down, like those from her grandmother, but that was to make sure that she would remember, since they were much more complex than what she was used to cooking.

 

Mario talked about going to some college events to see the weird people of the town and Lani could only imagine just how strange people might be.  She made a note to find a calendar of events, if for nothing else, than to have an idea of the strange events that might be taking place at the college.

 

"Oh," Lani said to begin answering Mario's question.  "I think meeting new people is always fun, so that's usually on my list of things to do.  If no one is around, I attempt to dance, but I have to make sure no one is looking."  She grinned at herself.  "And I like to experiment with cooking.  Different flavors, different styles.  I love learning whether it is with books or with others."  She paused again as she looked at Mario, who looked as if he had been overwhelmed by her answer.

 

"And, of course, there are they standard walks along the beach that I can't do anymore.  The beautiful sunsets, which aren't the same without the sun sinking into the ocean.  And finally, being able to go to a traditional luau without having to see tourists at the same time is probably not going to happen for a while.

 

Lani let out a chuckle as she realized just how different Colorado was from Hawaii.


In Topic: The New Girl in Town (open)

08 June 2015 - 11:07 PM

Lani laughed at Mario's comment about bikini shopping.  It was nice to find someone that understood her humor.  She had been on the mainland for only a short time and so far, it had been hit and miss with people.  Some people laughed or at least chuckled at her sarcasm and others appeared offended or just didn't say anything - probably because they didn't even understand her comment.

 

"No, my family is all in Hawaii.  They're like in line to be king, or prince or the owners of my family's restaurant.  I can never get those titles figured out."

 

She grinned again.

 

It was interesting that Mario had three sisters - triplets, at that.

 

"Those three must be a handful for your parents," she offered. 

 

Lani hadn't been the worst teenager, but she had caused her parents some sleepless nights - more because she would leave early and come home late just to search for fresh ingredients for some of her recipes.

 

Another cook?

 

"Really?" she said with a grin.  "Maybe we could swap recipes sometime?"

 

She knew that her comment could be interpreted in many different ways, but she was okay with that.  Lani knew that she couldn't have adventures on the mainland without actually attempting them, so whatever Mario thought would be fine with her.  If he wanted more than actual recipes, though, Lani would probably make him work for it.

 

Lani thought about the idea of a library with a large kitchen.  Mario seemed to like the idea as well.  She wondered about possibly opening a restaurant inside a bookstore, much like bookstores have coffee shops in them, but an actual restaurant.  She didn't have any of the wherewithal to complete such a grand idea at the moment, but it would be something cool to consider someday.

 

The brunette smiled at Mario's comment about the people in town being just as strange or more so than she was.  It was hard to believe, but as Lani had not yet gotten to know the town, she figured she would default to Mario's own knowledge of the people and how strange they were.

 

"Well," Lani said.  "I guess I'll have to work on my weirdness, then, so I can catch up."

 

 



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