Category: Food

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… Continue Reading “Possibly Persimmons. Possibly Persimmon Bread.”

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… Continue Reading “Yingst Ranch + Pear, Quince & Wild Blueberry Pie.”

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… Continue Reading “Kalua “Pork” Jackfruit Quesadillas.”

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.… Continue Reading “Bergamot Orange Semolina Cake w/ Olive Oil & Thyme.”

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… Continue Reading “Hawaiian Bread Pudding w/ Mangoes, Coconut Milk and Macadamias.”

Street Food.

Recently I had the good fortune of learning the fine art of tamale crafting from a radical chef, Kajsa Alger of Susan Feniger’s Street. Chef Kajsa was awesome. She taught a great workshop and all of us who were lucky enough to take it… Continue Reading “Street Food.”

More Aloha.

While I don’t have any more posts regarding my recent Maui trip, I have been really inspired since I came home. I brought this hibiscus tea home and made Hawaiian Arnold Palmers with that and homemade pineapple lemonade (made with Maui pineapple of course).… Continue Reading “More Aloha.”

Maui Pt 4: Places I Ate.

I should’t be writing this now because I’m totally hungry. I will probably be in some kind of ravenous beast mode when I finish this post, inhaling anything edible that comes my way. Today I wanted to share with you some of the radical… Continue Reading “Maui Pt 4: Places I Ate.”

Maui Pt. 3: Things I Made.

My Maui posts are almost over. Actually I think there is going to be one more after this one, showing you some amazing vegan options on Maui. This time around I thought I would show you some of what I made while there. Within… Continue Reading “Maui Pt. 3: Things I Made.”

Maui Part Deux: Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, Kula Country Farms & More.

Since I need to get my blog up to speed I thought I would throw in this here Saturday post! One of my most favorite places on Maui is Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm located in….you guessed it….Kula. I kinda love Kula in general because… Continue Reading “Maui Part Deux: Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm, Kula Country Farms & More.”