Category: Food and Recipes

Aroma and Sentimentality – Some of the Sweetest Memories are Made in the Kitchen

Aroma and Sentimentality – Some of the Sweetest Memories are Made in the Kitchen

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel – Oliver Wendell Holmes I’ll never forget the aroma of rosemary and garlic that hung in the air in my step-Nonni’s ranch house kitchen when […]

Growing Herbs from Cuttings?

Growing Herbs from Cuttings?

On Friday, my boyfriend, Anthony, came home with a bag of goodies gifted by a friend of ours who has an epic garden in Upcountry Maui. Inside the bag, I gleefully spied bundles of fresh home-grown rosemary, basil, and the biggest stalks of green onions […]

Gordon Ramsay’s EPIC Scrambled Eggs

Gordon Ramsay’s EPIC Scrambled Eggs

It’s Sunday morning. I wake up and sleepily shuffle into the kitchen, mutter a groggy good morning to my sweetie, Anthony, and I start making my morning pot of fresh sleep-zapping coffee. I run the water first to dampen the sound of the coffee bag […]

Harissa – I made this!

Harissa – I made this!

My first attempt at harissa. Turned out great! The recipe is forthcoming as soon as I perfect it.

Gourmet Hot Dogs on Maui at Hank’s Haute Dogs

Gourmet Hot Dogs on Maui at Hank’s Haute Dogs

  When you live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, new restaurants and businesses are not something we can look forward to every day, so I love it when new restaurants come along on Maui. Yeay! A new place to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Wahine Picante Cocktail

The Wahine Picante Cocktail

I am a fan of spicy drinks. I’m also a fan of tropical drinks. Combine the two, and OH MY the result is the luau/fiesta of a lifetime! I love to experiment with food and drink, and after purchasing a bottle of Hortnitos Tequila, I […]

My Vegetarian Chili is a Close Second to Cousin Jeremy’s Tri Tip Chili

My Vegetarian Chili is a Close Second to Cousin Jeremy’s Tri Tip Chili

My cousin, Jeremy, makes the absolute BEST chili I have ever had. He labors for hours slicing perfect tiny cubes of tri tip and simmers and prepares a chili that is delicious, spicy, savory, and meaty. He once said, “beans have no place in chili.” […]

Delicious and Fluffy Dairy Free Pancakes

Delicious and Fluffy Dairy Free Pancakes

Pancakes! We love them, we crave them, but for a person who can’t eat dairy, finding a tasty dairy-free pancake can be a challenge. I can eat dairy, so finding an excellent pancake for me is simple, but Anthony can’t eat dairy, so I have […]