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Old 12-10-2004, 07:49 PM   #41
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Oh Wasabi! As a therapist, that is just too incredibly funny!
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:07 PM   #42
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Ooooo, wasabi. Have you ever had the fruitcake that used to be made at Kemoo Farms? My grandfather loved fruitcake and I'd buy it for him every year. I, too, think good fruitcake is under rated, but there are so many bad ones out there. To me a fruitcake needs lots of nuts and booze, less candied fruit. Kemoo Farms, of course, was macadamias and pineapple, and was delish. I'd buy it, then put in a bowl and soak with dark rum.
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:10 PM   #43
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Oh, by the way, I think fruitcake was invented FOR it's longevity. If it has enough booze in it, it can last virtually forever!! It originally was a way to make the harvest of fruit last through the winter.
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Old 12-12-2004, 03:34 PM   #44
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Ooooo, wasabi. Have you ever had the fruitcake that used to be made at Kemoo Farms? My grandfather loved fruitcake and I'd buy it for him every year. I, too, think good fruitcake is under rated, but there are so many bad ones out there. To me a fruitcake needs lots of nuts and booze, less candied fruit. Kemoo Farms, of course, was macadamias and pineapple, and was delish. I'd buy it, then put in a bowl and soak with dark rum.
Claire, yes Kemoo Farm is famous for its Happy Cake. Here is a link if you want to order. I don't care for fruit cake and have never tried it.
http://www.happycake.com/order.htm
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Old 12-12-2004, 04:45 PM   #45
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Real traditional fruitcakes keep for a very long time.

The tradition in the UK is that one tier of the wedding cake (same type as a Christmas cake) is saved to be used as a Christening cake at the birth of the first child.... It hasn't poisoned anyone yet that I know of....
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Old 12-12-2004, 07:58 PM   #46
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If I thought there was one other person in the universe who would eat it, I'd order a Kemoo Farms fruitcake right now. As it is, I never buy fruitcake because I'm the only one who likes it. And I'm fussy (lots of nuts, booze, very little candy). But I'm very Happy to hear that Happy Cake is still out there. When I lived in Hawaii, I'd buy two. One got sent to Pepere, the other got slipped into a bowl and drenched with rum. Kemoo Farms was great for other reasons as well. Ever been there for Sunday brunch in the old days. Ever hear Arthur Lyman, Martin Denny, and my personal favorite, Bob Nelson jamming there on Sunday mornings? Nothing better in life.
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Old 12-12-2004, 10:49 PM   #47
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Claire, I was born and raised here but I have never been to Kemoo Farm. Passed by it a million times though.
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Old 12-13-2004, 05:45 AM   #48
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I used to live in Mililani, and being military, we drove by Kemoo Farms quite often. When we left (a dozen or so years ago), they'd closed down the restaurant end of the business, but were still producing fruit cake. One of my favorite memories is of going there for Sunday brunches when quite famous (albeit older, people whose "heyday" was in the 40s or 50s) musicians would entertain. I have no idea if there is any restaurant there now. I love old places, and bemoan the fact that PCT and The Willows are no longer there the way I knew them. There's no reason to go to Hawaii any more!!
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Old 12-13-2004, 05:48 AM   #49
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I still wanna go to Hawaii and meet my crazy sister wasabi.
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Old 12-13-2004, 07:37 AM   #50
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get in line mudbug! i think we all want to go visit wasabi. i have no morals against using my cute little boy to gain the inside track...lol.
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