Month: January 2013

Possibly Persimmons. Possibly Persimmon Bread.

Persimmons. The first time I had one I bit into an unripe Hachiya persimmon. The tannins and my tongue did not agree. At the time, I was ignorant of the differences between our two main persimmons, the Fuyu and Hachiya. The Fuyu can be…

Yingst Ranch + Pear, Quince & Wild Blueberry Pie.

Back before I went to Hawaii I made one last farm trip. I wasn’t sure if we’d find the super secret persimmon farm (future post) I had heard about upon my return. So, what I’m saying is this could have my last CA farm…

Kona Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Let’s get one thing straight; I don’t drink coffee. Not because I don’t like it, but it gives me the shakes and keeps me awake and jittery. Bothers my stomach too.  However, every now and then I like to enjoy a little coffee. I…

Kalua “Pork” Jackfruit Quesadillas.

  I’ve never eaten Kalua pork. It’s popular in Hawaii and from what I’ve read it’s smoked pulled pork. Since jackfruit makes such a great pulled pork substitute, I thought I would dump a bunch of stuff in my slow cooker to try and…

Bergamot Orange Semolina Cake w/ Olive Oil & Thyme.

  Last year I saw this cake on Eat the Love. All of the components really jumped out at me, as Eat the Love recipes often do. I start reading the flavors and in my mind I’m going down the ingredient list saying yes….

Hawaiian Bread Pudding w/ Mangoes, Coconut Milk and Macadamias.

When I go back to Maui I am looking to forward to trying the mangoes from Yee’s Orchard. I somehow missed them last time and I hear they are the best mangoes, no strings supposedly. I did have a couple of good mangoes from…