Month: February 2015

Local Organic Vegetables at Kumu Farms

Local Organic Vegetables at Kumu Farms

Living in paradise (Maui Hawaii) has its advantages – lush palm and plumeria trees, pineapples, beautiful beaches, gourmet restaurants, elegant and fruity cocktails, hula dancing, ukuleles, and a friendly aloha spirit. We also enjoy something extra special – organic local produce, and Kumu Farms is […]

Maui’s Ferals

Maui’s Ferals

Maui has countless feral cat colonies throughout the island. Most of the cats are untouchable, aloof, and wild. Abandoned by owners or simply born in the wild, the ferals are a community of their own and so fun to watch.

Simple Sesame Zucchini Spirals

Simple Sesame Zucchini Spirals

I’m such a fan of pickled foods! Last night, I made veggie mini spring rolls, and I wanted something tangy to sprinkle on top of them to add some acid to the flavors and balance them. Since I was using mini zucchini strips in the […]

New Mise en Place Stoneware Bowls

New Mise en Place Stoneware Bowls

There is an oft-uttered phrase, “a place for everything, and everything in its place,” or otherwise known in the culinary world as “mise en place,” which is French for “putting in place” or “set in place.” Mom says “a place for everything…” when she’s giving […]

A Lovely Dinner Last Night

A Lovely Dinner Last Night

Last night, we wanted vegetables for dinner after a few days of heavier meals. Our refrigerator was full of beautiful fresh local and/or organic vegetables we’d bought at Whole Foods over the weekend.  The local Kumu Farms beets were gorgeous and fresh, the asparagus was crisp, […]

Play with Your Food

Play with Your Food

I love food – the texture, the taste. I love the possibilities I see when I look at a carrot or a piece of fruit. What can I make with this? How will it taste if I combine it with this or that – oh, […]