A huge ripe, strawberry, covered in dark chocolate and covered in mochi. If you are not familiar with mochi, it is basically glutinous rice pounded into a paste and molded into different shapes.
This mochi dessert is a "daifuku" style, meaning it is a soft mochi ball that is stuffed with a filling. The very best ones are from Two ladies Kitchen in Hilo,on The Big Island, but these from the Saturday's Grandma Line at Made in Hawaii Foods are pretty darn good. You have to get to the booth early though--the plain strawberry and these with chocolate sell out early.
I want more and at least I am getting fruit and the antioxidants from the dark chocolate!
Now, on to the winner of Giveaway #1, one of my favorite cookbooks, 5 Spices, 50 Dishes. It was fun to see what 5 favorite spices you all picked and it made me realize it is impossible to settle on just 5.
One of these days, I should to learn how to do a random number generator, but there is something satisfying about writing each name on a slip of paper and drawing out one slip.
And the winner of 5 Spices, 50 Dishes is (drum roll please...):
L.K. from Healthy. Delicious.! Congratulations L.K.! I know you will make good use of the great recipes in this book. Shoot me an email with your mailing address and I will get the book out to you.
Disappointed you didn't win? There are still 2 giveaways to go so don't forget to check back Saturday for the details on Giveaway #2!