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  • My Love Affair with Lahaina

    Destination: Maui

    lahaina waterfront at sunsetThis is one of the things I love about Lahaina: the depth of the place. You cannot walk down Front Street without running into it. The town has history. It oozes from the break wall running in front of the wooden storefronts. It seeps from the rock and coral Masters’ Reading Room, built in 1834.

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  • Food Photography? Are You a Nuisance?

    Destination: Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Oahu

    hawaiian vanilla pupuIn my three-year-old blog post, I acquiesced to the food photography trend by taking my own and allowing that the act of photographing food was akin to photographing a beautiful Hawaiian sunset or Hawaiian monk seal snoozing on the beach. It captured a moment in time. It served as a keepsake. It recorded a special moment. But hot dogs?

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  • Generosity in Abundance

    Destination: Kauai

    kilauea stone damLast night, trying to wedge a chore between my Outrigger day job and an evening dinner appointment, I fired up the riding lawn mower. Well, truthfully, the husband fired up the mower, and I hopped on to swing around the yard, listening to one of my favorite podcasts--Writers on Writing—as I did so. I soon recognized a problem.

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  • Sam Choy's Bounty of Breadfruit Recipes

    Destination: Hawaii Island

    a smiling sam choy with a breadfruitWhile we’re on the subject of ‘ulu—breadfruit—I thought I’d share Sam Choy’s recipes from the Breadfruit Festival. He was so generous about handing them out that I doubt he’d have a problem with me posting them here, but, if you do, Sam, let me know, and I’ll pull them down. 

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  • Discovering Breadfruit on Big Island

    Destination: Hawaii Island

    breadfruit roasting on grillOne not-so-rare discovery that I made yesterday along Kauai's Mahaulepu coastline was breadfruit. This discovery came after a weekend on Big Island enjoying the Breadfruit Festival, where I discovered 1) numerous tasty ways to eat breadfruit; and 2) an ancient agro-forest once ran a full 1/2 mile wide by 18 miles long growing--seat belts low and tight, people--breadfruit.

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