An Afternoon In Hilo

Look at this little plate of seared Ono heaven. With sweet Maui onions, brown rice and lots of greens. Lovelovelove. We bought ono and ahi steaks from a fish market in Hilo and spent an afternoon exploring the ‘quirky and colorful’ town. I think quirky might be an understatement. If you’ve been there, you’ll know […]

My Paradise: Coconut Forest

For vacationers looking for a wellness retreat, Kalani Oceanside Retreat is where you’ll find it. From their website: “For more than 30 years, Kalani has been a soulful place of refuge and renewal for international guests. Kalani is an educational nonprofit organization that celebrates Hawaii, nature, culture and wellness. We offer vacations and workshops that […]

Pineapple Macadamia Squares

Persistent rain kept us indoors for most of Sunday, and the ocean was wild. It sounded like booming thunder rocking the cliffs behind the cottage. We closed the blinds, built a fort in the living room and settled in for a movie.  It was kind of refreshing to stay out of the sun and heat […]

Kalapana Farmers Market

Have you ever watched the tv show, Eat Street? It’s dedicated to profiling food trucks around the US and Canada. I’m so envious of the host – can you imagine that being your job? My dream! A few nights ago at an evening farmers market in Kaimu, that dream kind of became a reality. It […]

Coconut Medicine Balls?

Another useful way I’ve been incorporating coconuts into my day: Island medicine ball? Yes! It looks silly, but it works! Lava rocks are great for doing squats and lunges with, too. My latest fruit obsession is lilikoi, and I did a happy dance in the desert aisle of Island Naturals when I saw lilikoi cheesecake, […]