Hawaii’s Amazing Kukui Nut

Hawaii’s Amazing Kukui Nut

Last Updated on July 13, 2023 by Angus. The little-known state tree of Hawaii is the kukui nut tree. The tree is common throughout the Hawaiian Island chain and features prominently in Hawaiian culture and mythology. Used for medicinal purposes, Hawaii’s amazing kukui nut is also polished and turned into spectacular black leis. Where did READ MORE
Restaurant review: Menehune Restaurant

Restaurant review: Menehune Restaurant

Last Updated on July 6, 2023 by Angus. Menehune Restaurant is located on Mamalahoa Highway in South Kona, just south of Captain Cook. They serve a great variety of breakfast and lunch dishes. Open from 6am to 3pm. A handy pitstop on your journey south! We arrived for lunch early in the week and there READ MORE
Parasailing Kona

Parasailing Kona

Last Updated on June 24, 2023 by Angus. Parasailing is a fun way to get out on the water, to get above the water, and to get some amazing views of Kailua-Kona and the surrounding coastline. We give you all the details on how it works and where to book to parasail your way above READ MORE
Restaurant review: Taka Sushi Grill Chinese Cuisine

Restaurant review: Taka Sushi Grill Chinese Cuisine

Last Updated on June 23, 2023 by Angus. Taka Sushi Grill Chinese Cuisine is tucked away in the Coconut Grove Marketplace on Ali’i Drive. They serve a great selection of sushi as well as Chinese dishes. Open all day for lunch and dinner, this quiet restaurant is great for a quick lunch or a dinner READ MORE
All about the Jaboticaba tree

All about the Jaboticaba tree

Last Updated on May 1, 2023 by Angus. The Jaboticaba tree is found all over Hawaii. It produces a unique grape-like fruit that can be enjoyed picked fresh from the tree, or used to make a range of jams, jellies and syrups. Origins Jaboticaba is a Brazilian fruit tree that is also common in Hawaii. READ MORE
Exploring Kealakekua Bay

Exploring Kealakekua Bay

Last Updated on April 28, 2023 by Angus. Photo credit: fair-wind.com Kealakekua Bay The crown jewel of South Kona is undoubtedly Kealakekua Bay. This beautiful bay is part of a marine reserve and is home to an amazing array of tropical fish. Dolphins are often seen here as they use the sheltered bay as a READ MORE
Restaurant review: Foster’s Kitchen

Restaurant review: Foster’s Kitchen

Last Updated on April 12, 2023 by Angus. Foster’s Kitchen (Kona) is located amongst the strip of restaurants on Ali’i Drive, with a picture-perfect view over the ocean. The restaurant offers a casual dining experience with an extensive menu. They pride themselves on purchasing directly from local famers and producers with a commitment to certified-organic READ MORE
Almond Mini Cookies

Almond Mini Cookies

Last Updated on March 14, 2023 by Angus. These mini almond cookies are super easy to make and are the perfect snack to go with your morning coffee. The mix of almond with a dash of Amaretto, and a hint of vanilla, make for a delicious cookie. Get the recipe Ingredients 5 egg whites2 cups READ MORE
Your guide to Big Island Farmers Markets

Your guide to Big Island Farmers Markets

Last Updated on July 27, 2023 by Angus. 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. Check out our guide to farmers markets on the Big Island, whether it’s a Saturday, Sunday or a midweek market. READ MORE
Restaurant review: Bianelli’s Gourmet Pizza & Pasta 

Restaurant review: Bianelli’s Gourmet Pizza & Pasta 

Last Updated on March 11, 2023 by Angus. Photo credit: HawaiianIslands.com Bianelli’s Gourmet Pizza & Pasta is a family owned and operated restaurant that was first established in 1989. For over thirty years they have been using only the freshest ingredients available and supporting Big Island farms by using locally-sourced produce. The restaurant is famed READ MORE
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