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  • Turning Lemons into Pie

    Take it from me, there's nothing more satisfying than making a dish with ingredients from your own yard.  Now, that doesn't mean I'm all Martha Stewart these days, because I am the first to exclaim how good those store-bought, frozen pie crusts are, and I willingly admit I made my lemon pie with just such a purchase.

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  • Shave Ice Hawaii Style

    mother and daughter enjoy shave ice in hawaiiShave ice as we know it is believed to have been invented in Yokohana,  Japan, in 1869. (Yes, 1869.) By the 1920s, shave ice was a fixture in stores throughout Japan. It only made sense, then, that as Japanese moved to Hawai'i and opened stores, they sold shave ice, as well. The frozen concoction isn't isolated to Japan and Hawaii, as many of you may know. It's found around the world. What makes Hawai'i's particularly nice, we think, is its super-fine, fluffy texture and tasty tropical flavors. Read More
  • Should You Plan an Itinerary for your Hawaii Vacation?

    I have a question for you: When you go on vacation, do you make an itinerary?  Let it be known that I am an inveterate list-maker. Thinking about what I need to do tomorrow? I make a list. In my office ready to start my day? I make a list. Going grocery shopping? If I don’t have a list in hand when I leave the house, I sit in the car and make one before I walk in the store.  Why? Because I hate it when I forget something.

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  • Sampling Tropical Fruits at Ono Farm on Maui

    Ono Organic Farms dragon fruit on MauiThirty-five years ago, Chuck and Lili Boerner left Honolulu for remote Kipahulu on East Maui to start a family-run, organic farm at a time when most farmers were selling their land to corporations and moving to town. “It’s actually staggering for us to even comprehend. I hardly remember doing it. You just do it because you love it,” said Lili. Read More
  • Pasta in Paradise. Who Knew?

    Barrett De Santos at the Aina Nalu in Lahaina recommended Penne Pasta to us for lunch.  And while I wouldn’t ordinarly put pasta and paradise together as a “must” for dining, I couldn’t ignore the hunger in Barrett’s response when I asked for a lunch suggestion.  “Try the Baked Penne,” he said.  “Or the Nicoise Salad.”
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