Roasted Macadamia Nut Hummus Recipe

Roasted Macadamia Nut Hummus -- Classic hummus with a subtly sweet, delicious Hawaiian twist!

Classic hummus with a subtly sweet, delicious Hawaiian twist!  The very first thing my son ordered upon arrival to the Fairmont Orchid's Hale Kai Restaurant in Hawaii was macadamia nut hummus.This was meant to be his lunch, be he quickly had to order more food, because all of us devoured his hummus, which he was … [Read more...]

Summer Tomato-Sweet Onion & Blue Cheese Salad Recipe

Summer Tomato Sweet Onion and Blue Cheese -- A simple salad recipe, full seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.

A simple salad recipe, full of seasonal summer flavors, that’s as delicious as it is beautiful.    Please excuse my absence. Hopefully you’re very hungry for a new recipe!And this one just so  happens to be a lovely appetizer to serve at your July 4th barbecue! After a very rough few months dealing with my dad’s … [Read more...]

Hale I’A Da Fish House in Kawaihae, Hawaii: It’s Where the Locals Eat

Da Fish House - Kawaihae, Hawaii |

I love, LOVE, trying the local food when I'm traveling.When we were in Hawaii on the Big Island last month, I was on a hunt for the best local food I could find.  The resort where we were staying was lovely -- and the food was too -- but, it was not unlike food I could find in lovely restaurants where I live.On … [Read more...]

Kona Coffee Kahlúa Brownie Recipe


I've been pouring myself a cup of Mountain Thunder Kona coffee every morning since we returned home from Hawaii.  It's absolutely delicious.Though, I can't just drink it.  I also have to cook and bake with it, because after all, the flavor and fragrance of coffee can take both sweet and savory recipes to another … [Read more...]

Kona Coffee: Mountain Thunder in a Cloud Forest

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Ever heard of a Cloud Forest?  How about a Peaberry bean? Or the Kona Belt?Visiting the award winning, certified organic Mountain Thunder Kona Coffee farm, was on my list of things I wanted to do when we were in Kona, Hawaii earlier this month.  It was the only thing on my list however, that I knew would be -- dare … [Read more...]