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Clem’s apple and cherry pie

Clem’s apple and cherry pie

Last Updated on January 3, 2021 by Horizon Guest House The holidays are always a great excuse to make a pie. This apple and cherry pie is super easy to make and the cherries make a nice variation on a Christmas staple. Use store-bought pastry or make your own (we prefer homemade)! Get the recipe ...
Top 7 native birds on the Big Island

Top 7 native birds on the Big Island

Last Updated on January 3, 2021 by Horizon Guest House Photo credit: Jack Wolford The Big Island is a great place to whip out the binoculars and get to bird watching. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve profiled seven of our favorite Hawaiian native birds so you’ll know them when you see them. ...
Chocolate brownie pecan tart

Chocolate brownie pecan tart

Last Updated on November 30, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Chocolate brownies are the best, so why not turn them into a fabulous tart! One of the best things about this easy recipe is the homemade pastry crust. Don’t worry if you’ve never made pastry before, it’s a straight-forward recipe and easy to make (and ...
Easy to make cinnamon & raisin bagels

Easy to make cinnamon & raisin bagels

Last Updated on November 20, 2020 by Horizon Guest House This is our very own hybrid bagel recipe. A combination of what we’ve found works best and results in the most delicious, chewy bagels. Bagels have a reputation for being time-consuming and difficult for beginners. We disagree! This easy to make recipe for cinnamon and ...
Discover the amazing Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Discover the amazing Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Horizon Guest House If the Big Island is the orchid isle then Hilo is the capital of the everything orchid. Just outside Hilo is the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens, a great place to view an amazing variety of spectacular orchids. Whether you’re an orchid aficionado, a part-time gardener, or ...
Making Paul Hollywood’s rainbow bagels

Making Paul Hollywood’s rainbow bagels

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Horizon Guest House The British Baking Show (aka The Great British Bake Off) is on constant rotation here at Horizon Guest House. In one of the TV show’s latest episodes the contestants were asked to bake rainbow-colored bagels for their technical challenge. This recipe is a little more ...
The creamy goodness of mango & haupia pie

The creamy goodness of mango & haupia pie

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Haupia pudding is a traditional coconut milk-based Hawaiian dessert. Popular since the 1940s, it is most often chilled in a retangular pan and then cut into blocks and served. Here, we add it as a topping to a delicious fresh mango filling.  This recipe utilizes ...
The cattle egret: Hawaii’s elegant predator

The cattle egret: Hawaii’s elegant predator

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Late summer has brought with it the arrival of a flock of cattle egrets to Horizon Guest House. These brilliantly white birds have found a summer home in the monkey pod tree in the upper pasture. Here they roost at night while during the day ...
Easy peasy fettuccine: making pasta from scratch

Easy peasy fettuccine: making pasta from scratch

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Making homemade fettuccine may seem like a daunting task but with a simple recipe, a steady hand, and a bit of patience, you’ll be twirling freshly cooked, homemade fettuccine around your fork in no time! *(Note: for best results we recommend using a machine but ...
Wild pigs on the Big Island of Hawaii – friend or foe?

Wild pigs on the Big Island of Hawaii – friend or foe?

Last Updated on September 2, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Wailoa State Recreation Area, Hilo. Photo credit: Hawaii Tribune-Herald. In the first months of 2020 wild pigs caused significant damage to orchards and crops at Horizon Guest House. The pigs, who live in the surrounding forest of McCandless Ranch, were in the habit of making ...
Brioche French toast with a little help from Julia Child

Brioche French toast with a little help from Julia Child

Last Updated on September 5, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Making brioche is easier than it looks and it makes for some spectacularly good French toast. Worth making the effort for, this brioche recipe comes courtesy of Julia Child and is perfect for soaking up our special French toast mixture! Begin with the brioche or ...
A day trip to the Hilo Farmers Market

A day trip to the Hilo Farmers Market

Last Updated on July 31, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Make sure you stop by the biggest and most popular farmers market on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Hilo farmers market runs every weekday but it’s the ‘market days’ on Wednesday and Saturday – with over 200 farmers and local crafters selling fresh produce, ...