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  • The Hawaii Farmers Market Cookbook

    Ono Organic Farms dragon fruit on MauiFrom Watermark Publishing, The Farmers Market Cookbook is chock full of recipes and ideas of what to do with those interesting fruits and vegetables you find at farmers markets across Hawaii.  The beauty of this book is that it isn’t meant to sit in the kitchen. It makes a handy companion to tuck into your reusable bag that you carry for stashing all your Hawaii farmers market finds. Read More
  • In Hawaii: Expect Nothing. Be Ready for Anything.

    Last month, I flew to Maui for the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. I arrived at the Saturday afternoon Kapalua Wine Tour at The Ritz-Carlton promptly at 12:45 p.m. I hauled my laptop, two cameras, digital voice recorder, phone, notepad and pens in my favorite traveling backpack—the Sherpani Tosca. That meant my hands were free for things like, oh, wine. Read More
  • Wines and Flowers from Hawaii and the World

    On Friday evening, I arrived at the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival with no plan—other than to enjoy some wine.  When I entered the Aloha Garden Pavilion at The Ritz-Carlton for “The Grand Tasting,” I quickly realized I would need a plan.  I settled on pinot noir as the sun set behind Molokai across the open ocean channel. Read More
  • The Secret of Gazebo Restaurant Revealed

    I stood in the hot sun for 35 minutes yesterday morning waiting for a table at The Gazebo Restaurant on Maui.  I ordered the White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pancakes.  When I asked Sherrie, my server, what was the secret to the famous pancakes, I fully expected her to shake her head and say, "Sorry.  Can't say."  Or, "There is only one person here who knows and that's the chef.  He's not talking."  But she didn't. 
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  • Headed to Maui's Kapalua Wine and Food Festival

    Tomorrow, I head to Maui for the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival. I've been treating myself to a glass of wine the past two evenings to get in shape for the event. Here is what I am looking forward to on my island-hopping, weekend vacation to Maui.... Read More
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