Strawberry Shortcake with Baked Oats

Strawberry Shortcake with Baked Oats

Last Updated on February 4, 2024 by Angus. This is a breakfast cake! A unique take on a strawberry shortcake, made with oat flour (easy to make yourself). This cake is a great way to prep tasty breakfasts for the week ahead. Get the recipe Ingredients Cake5-6 Large Strawberries (Mashed)4 Dates (soak in hot water READ MORE
The Amazing Nēnē – the Hawaiian Goose

The Amazing Nēnē – the Hawaiian Goose

Last Updated on February 4, 2024 by Angus. Photo credit: Jack Jeffrey The state bird of Hawai’i is the Nēnē. It is also the rarest goose in the world – in fact it’s one of the most endangered waterfowl species on earth. Efforts to increase the nēnē population are ongoing and have been successful. History READ MORE
Chocolate Cherry Bars

Chocolate Cherry Bars

Last Updated on January 5, 2024 by Angus. Perfect for the holiday season, these chocolate bars are sweet, chewy and snack-size. These bars can be made with different types of preserves but we went for cherry because it’s such a great combination with chocolate. Get the recipe This recipe is a variation on a Bob’s READ MORE
The Mighty Hawaiian Avocado

The Mighty Hawaiian Avocado

Last Updated on January 9, 2024 by Angus. Everyone loves avocados. Hawaiian avocados have a delicious, rich, creamy flavor and are packed with healthy oils. The Hawaiian climate makes growing avocados easy and they’ve become one of Hawaii’s favorite exports. 200 avocado varieties There are over 200 different avocado varieties grown throughout the Hawaiian Islands. READ MORE
Snorkeling Kahalu’u Beach Park

Snorkeling Kahalu’u Beach Park

Last Updated on December 6, 2023 by Angus. Photo credit: lovebigisland.com Kahalu’u Beach Park is one the most popular snorkeling spots on the Big Island of Hawaii. While we recommend Two Step and Kealakekua Bay as two of the best, Kahaluʻu Bay has its own charm. The beach park is located in calm water only READ MORE
Key Lime Pie with Almond Macadamia Nut Crust

Key Lime Pie with Almond Macadamia Nut Crust

Last Updated on December 5, 2023 by Angus. Key Lime Pie is a classic and we decided to make it with a twist! We had some guests that were gluten-free so the challenge was to create a tasty crust without the gluten. The answer was a combination of almond flour and roasted ground macadamia nuts. READ MORE
Rambutan on the Big Island

Rambutan on the Big Island

Last Updated on November 1, 2023 by Angus. The Rambutan has an unusual, almost alien-like appearance, with its bright red skin and numerous red pliable spines. But this fruit hides a delicious flesh inside and is definitely one to try during your Big Island stay. Where did the rambutan come from? The rambutan is not READ MORE
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Last Updated on October 31, 2023 by Angus. Pumpkin flavored treats are comfort food this time of year. The pumpkin chocolate chip cookie bars are easy to make and perfect for Halloween, or as a treat with your morning coffee. The key is not to overwork the dough as this can change the consistency of READ MORE
Essential Big Island: Two Step snorkeling

Essential Big Island: Two Step snorkeling

Last Updated on September 27, 2023 by Angus. The Big Island has some of the best snorkeling in the state of Hawaii. Two Step is one of those places (along with nearby Kealakekua Bay). We recommend you don’t miss out on this amazing snorkeling spot. South Kona is perhaps most famous for coffee and snorkeling. READ MORE
Clem’s Banoffee Pie

Clem’s Banoffee Pie

Last Updated on September 26, 2023 by Angus. Banoffee Pie is a classic British dessert consisting of layers of caramel, banana and cream. Our variation reduces the amount of caramel and adds a layer of chocolate ganache. If you haven’t tried this pie before you’re going to love it! Caramel, banana and cream (and now READ MORE
Essential Big Island: Making the most of Mauna Kea

Essential Big Island: Making the most of Mauna Kea

Last Updated on September 4, 2023 by Angus. Essential Big Island is a series of blogs focused on sites or attractions that are a must-see for any visitor to the island. Visiting the summit of Mauna Kea is spectacular – whether you do so for the sunrise, or the sunset. We recommend the sunset! Make READ MORE
Essential Big Island: Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau Place of Refuge

Essential Big Island: Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau Place of Refuge

Last Updated on September 4, 2023 by Angus. Essential Big Island is a series of blogs focused on sites or attractions that are a must-see for any visitor to the island. Pu’uhonua o Honaunau, or Place of Refuge, is a National Historical Park of great significance to the island and to the state of Hawaii. READ MORE