Category Archives: eating in Hawaii

Exploring Ka‘ū (Punalu‘u Black Sand Beach and Naʻālehu)

My sister asked me if I ever stayed home these days; I’ve been indulging my passion for travel, right here on the Big Island. These staycations have made me appreciate, once again, the wonder of living in Paradise. Last weekend, … Continue reading

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Roasting macadamia nuts – watch them like a hawk!

Last year, my friend Rebecca gave me a garbage bag full of husked macadamia nuts in exchange for an avocado sapling. So I bought a heavy-duty nut cracker and obediently followed her directions for cracking and roasting them. “Watch them … Continue reading

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Sometimes I get homesick

Sometimes I get homesick. Not particularly now, when Wisconsin is in the depths of winter. Dealing with the cold and snow is too recent a memory. We lived on a corner lot in Racine with a lot of “snow acreage.” … Continue reading

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An interruption becomes an obsession – heart of palm

Recently a friend, Steve, offered to take down one of the loveliest trees in my yard, but also potentially, the most deadly: a Royal Palm, almost 50 feet tall, standing on the edge of the property. We worried every time … Continue reading

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Hāmākua Harvest – These are my farmers

  We are delighted to have our own Farmer’s Market in Honoka‘a. (See Hāmākua Harvest – One Man’s Vision.) Yes, we can drive 17 miles to Waimea where they have three markets on Saturday. But I can choose to come … Continue reading

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They don’t know their Mother

Last month, I witnessed an innovation in Manhattan perhaps better left un-invented, though my daughter loved the idea. It was a cupcake ATM, not far from the hotel where we stayed while looking at colleges. A cupcake ATM is just … Continue reading

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Macadamia Academia

I love having the time to learn new things. This is the season for macadamia nuts, so I decided to explore. Before I moved to Hawai‘i, these nuts seemed so exotic – exotic, expensive and hard to find. On the … Continue reading

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