Your guide to shopping in Hilo

Your guide to shopping in Hilo

Last Updated on February 18, 2023 by Angus. Photo credit: lovebigisland.com We check out the best shopping destinations in Hilo. Whether you’re hunting for that perfect gift or souvenir, or just looking to escape a rainy day, we have the best options for retail therapy.  1. Hilo Famers Market Corner of Mama Street and Kamehameha Avenue, READ MORE
Walnut Maple Banana Cake

Walnut Maple Banana Cake

Last Updated on March 11, 2023 by Angus. I enjoyed the combination of maple and banana so much in the muffins I made recently that I decided to try this as a cake, although this recipe does have eggs! The original recipe used a baking dish but I rather liked using the more traditional cake READ MORE
Eggless Maple and Banana Muffins

Eggless Maple and Banana Muffins

Last Updated on January 22, 2023 by Angus. This recipe combines maple and banana with great success. The muffins are made without using an egg and produce a light fluffy texture. Originally a cake recipe, this has been adapted for muffins. Get the recipe Ingredients 2 cups (280 g) all-purpose flour3 teaspoons baking powder¼ teaspoon READ MORE
The 5 must-see waterfalls on the Big Island of Hawaii

The 5 must-see waterfalls on the Big Island of Hawaii

Last Updated on January 14, 2023 by Angus. Photo credit: nextishawaii.com If you’re a fan of waterfalls then look no further than our list of the 5 must-see waterfalls on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Big Island has some breathtaking waterfalls. Most of these are located near Hilo and along the Hāmākua Coast, and READ MORE
Restaurant review: Keei Cafe

Restaurant review: Keei Cafe

Last Updated on January 14, 2023 by Angus. Photo credit: HawaiianIslands.com Keei Cafe is a family owned restaurant specializing in American-Hawaiian fusion dishes. Located in Kealakekua, this restaurant has been a local favorite since 1995. It was originally in Honaunau but has been at its current address since 2005. The owners source as much of READ MORE
Horizon’s LEGO Star Wars Collection: AT-AT 75313

Horizon’s LEGO Star Wars Collection: AT-AT 75313

Last Updated on December 3, 2022 by Angus. The LEGO AT-AT 75313 is a huge set with an incredible amount of detail. There are a large number of minifigures, and the set has fully adjustable legs. I modified it further with extra minifigures, a display case, lighting, and a diorama snow scene featuring more minifigures READ MORE
Restaurant review: Rebel Kitchen

Restaurant review: Rebel Kitchen

Last Updated on December 1, 2022 by Angus. Rebel Kitchen specializes in Hawaiian-inspired burgers, sandwiches & salads. They also make their own range of hot sauces which are sold on site.  Located in the heart of Kainaliu, Rebel Kitchen has a community feel. The owners source as much of their food as possible from local READ MORE
Visit the Painted Church in South Kona, Hawaii

Visit the Painted Church in South Kona, Hawaii

Last Updated on November 30, 2022 by Angus. The St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church in South Kona is worth a visit if you’re in the area. Located not far from Two Step, the church is famous for its detailed frescos dating back to the turn of the 20th century. History The church itself was built READ MORE
Restaurant review: Izakaya Shiono

Restaurant review: Izakaya Shiono

Last Updated on October 31, 2022 by Angus. Izakaya Shiono is a sushi and Japanese resturarant, serving fresh fish dishes with locally sourced fish, all prepared by experienced Japanese chefs. We arrived on a weekday in the early afternoon. The restaurant was about half-full and we didn’t have to wait long for a table. Izakaya READ MORE
French Apple Custard Cake

French Apple Custard Cake

Last Updated on October 31, 2022 by Angus. This apple custard cake is perfect for autumn. The cake itself has a smooth consistency – filled with sliced apples, spiked with brandy (or rum), and with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. It’s the perfect breakfast treat with morning coffee because it isn’t too sweet. Get READ MORE
Restaurant review: Teshima’s Restaurant

Restaurant review: Teshima’s Restaurant

Last Updated on October 1, 2022 by Angus. Teshima’s Restaurant has become a firm favorite among locals and tourists on the Kona Coast. Located in Kainaliu, just south of Kona, they serve a mix of simple Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine. We stopped in for lunch, early on a weekday. We arrived at Teshima’s on Monday READ MORE
Visiting Green Sand Beach Hawaii (Papakōlea)

Visiting Green Sand Beach Hawaii (Papakōlea)

Last Updated on September 26, 2022 by Angus. Green Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the most unique beaches in the world, in one of the most isolated places in the world. Access to the beach isn’t easy and we explore the best ways to get there. Kau District Green READ MORE