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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, ...
Integrating solar hot water on the Big Island

Integrating solar hot water on the Big Island

Last Updated on July 14, 2020 by Horizon Guest House The Big Island is known for sun, surf and adventure. Here on the Kona Coast we have an abundance of sunny days that make it the perfect location to install solar panels. Horizon B&B has integrated solar hot water to help reduce the cost of ...
What is a jicama?

What is a jicama?

Last Updated on June 27, 2020 by Horizon Guest House What is a jicama? A relatively unknown root vegetable, the jicama is common here on the Big Island of Hawaii. With its flaky brown skin and crispy, white texture, the jicama has a unique flavor that tastes like a cross between a potato and a ...
The no-knead bread recipe

The no-knead bread recipe

Last Updated on June 24, 2020 by Horizon Guest House This favorite no-knead bread recipe is easy to make and packed full of flavor. Wholegrains, nuts and dried fruit make this the perfect breakfast bread. Make sure to use a covered baking dish to help give it that chewy, crusty consistency! The no-knead bread recipe ...
All-in-one chocolate cake recipe

All-in-one chocolate cake recipe

Last Updated on September 2, 2020 by Horizon Guest House What could be better than a chocolate cake that only takes minutes to prepare? This all-in-one chocolate cake recipe is super easy to assemble – simply fling all the ingredients into the food processor – and it tastes great thanks to the secret ingredient, canola ...
Springtime gardening on the Big Island

Springtime gardening on the Big Island

Last Updated on May 22, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Spring is the perfect time to get organised with the vegetable garden here on the Big Island. We’ve turned the vegetable and herb gardens into special lockdown projects (no doubt like many of you) and have spent the last couple of weeks prepping the gardens ...
It’s a lockdown life: dispatches from the Big Island

It’s a lockdown life: dispatches from the Big Island

Last Updated on May 1, 2020 by Horizon Guest House It’s early spring and like much of the rest of the world we’re adjusting to life in lockdown. Tourists have all but fled and the residents are hunkering down as we all do our best on the Big Island to flatten the curve. Like the ...
Farmers Markets on the Kona Coast

Farmers Markets on the Kona Coast

Last Updated on April 11, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Photo credit: alohadreams.com Make time during your stay on the Big Island to experience the best of the island’s locally grown produce, and locally made arts and crafts. There are many farmers markets on the Big Island – check out our favorites on the Kona Coast. ...
Custom cycle tours on the Big Island of Hawaii

Custom cycle tours on the Big Island of Hawaii

Last Updated on February 15, 2020 by Horizon Guest House Have you ever wanted to cycle the Big Island at your own pace? Ever wondered what it would be like to do a cycle tour without having to worry about your luggage? With a customized cycle tour you can do all of this as well ...
To Grill or Not to Grill?

To Grill or Not to Grill?

Last Updated on January 27, 2020 by Horizon Guest House South Kona has many great restaurants, from casual to fine dining, but sometimes, at the end of a long day of adventures on the Big Island, staying in and grilling out sounds even better. At Horizon Guest House we offer an alternative to restaurant dining – our ...