Easy lemon yoghurt cake

Easy lemon yoghurt cake

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. This recipe for lemon yoghurt cake uses oil instead of butter and delivers a moist lemon cake. Almost as easy as the all-in-one chocolate cake, our own version involves mixing all wet and dry ingredients separately and then together – easy! Get the recipe Ingredients READ MORE ...
Understanding Ahupuaʻa: Ancient Hawaii’s unique land division model

Understanding Ahupuaʻa: Ancient Hawaii’s unique land division model

Last Updated on October 3, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Konohiki – Chief Stewards In ancient Hawaii land ownership was overseen by the king. An island (mokupuni) was made up of a number of large sections of land (moku). Each of these individual moku were divided into ahupuaʻa (‘ahoo-poo-ah-ah’). Ahupuaʻa are narrow wedge-shaped pieces of READ MORE ...
Off the beaten track: Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

Off the beaten track: Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site

Last Updated on August 29, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Photo credit: tclf.org Located beside the small port town of Kawaihae, the Puʻukoholā Heiau National Historic Site is an impressive structure. Built in the late 18th century by Kamehameha I, this site is inextricably linked to the founding of the Hawaiian kingdom. Hiking trails and READ MORE ...
Making a Dutch baby! A puffed pancake recipe with apple and cranberry filling

Making a Dutch baby! A puffed pancake recipe with apple and cranberry filling

Last Updated on September 28, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. What exactly is a Dutch baby? A Dutch baby is an oversized puffed pancake which is baked in the oven rather than being fried on the stove top. The Dutch baby likely has its origins in the German Pfannkuchen. The name first appeared in the 1900s READ MORE ...
Top 3 coffee farm tours on the Kona Coast

Top 3 coffee farm tours on the Kona Coast

Last Updated on August 14, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Photo credit: bigislandguide.com The Kona Coast is home to a thriving coffee growing industry. The Kona Coffee Belt stretches from the hills above Kona down the coast into South Kona. Learn all about Kona Coffee and how itʻs made! We’ve selected our favorite coffee farms to READ MORE ...
Clem’s super simple pancakes

Clem’s super simple pancakes

Last Updated on August 15, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Clem’s super simple pancakes have been a B&B staple for years. The key to making these pancakes is to allow the mixture to thicken and to add yoghurt or buttermilk (or even sour cream) to help make these pancakes something special. Get the recipe Ingredients READ MORE ...
What you don’t know about Green Sand Beach

What you don’t know about Green Sand Beach

Last Updated on July 5, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Photo credit: explore-the-big-island.com Green Sand beach is one of the must-see attractions on the Big Island. The beach consists of green crystals, known as olivine, mixed with black and white sand, which give the beach the green tinge it’s well-known for. A trip to Green READ MORE ...
Kona’s secret garden: the Makaʻeo Walking Path

Kona’s secret garden: the Makaʻeo Walking Path

Last Updated on July 5, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Looking for a short hike in Kona? Why not try the Makaʻeo Walking Path. Located within the Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area beside the beach, this trail is an easy hike through some colorful Hawaiian flora. The loop path itself is less than a READ MORE ...
Versatile almond cookies

Versatile almond cookies

Last Updated on June 6, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. These almond cookies are incredibly versatile. This recipe from Jennifer Mchenry at Bake or Break allows for three distinct variations. The first is the classic almond cookie with or without an almond in the center, the second is a thumbprint cookie filled with jam, and READ MORE ...
South Kona restaurants: the 5 best places to eat in 2021

South Kona restaurants: the 5 best places to eat in 2021

Last Updated on July 3, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Like most of the country the pandemic has caused a number of restaurants on the Big Island to close – some permanently and others just temporarily. Our up-to-date guide for summer 2021 profiles the best of what’s open again in South Kona. From Kainaliu to READ MORE ...
The Big Island’s wild cattle secret

The Big Island’s wild cattle secret

Last Updated on April 30, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. Wild cattle have a long history on the Big Island of Hawaii. They first arrived as a gift for a king but within a short time they grew to become a widespread pest. The introduction of cattle may have been the reason for the birth READ MORE ...
Sunny’s shoes: a visit from the farrier

Sunny’s shoes: a visit from the farrier

Last Updated on April 24, 2021 by Horizon Guest House. The rocky terrain in Hawaiian pastures can be tough on horseshoes due to the unforgiving volcanic rock. As a result it’s important that Sunny’s shoes are checked regularly and kept in good shape. When the shoes need attention it’s time to call in the farrier! READ MORE ...