Chocolate brownie pecan tart

Chocolate brownie pecan tart

Last Updated on November 30, 2020 by Angus. 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 a lot READ MORE ...
Easy to make cinnamon & raisin bagels

Easy to make cinnamon & raisin bagels

Last Updated on November 20, 2020 by Angus. 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 raisin bagels READ MORE ...
Discover the amazing Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Discover the amazing Akatsuka Orchid Gardens

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Angus. 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 just curious READ MORE ...
Making Paul Hollywood’s rainbow bagels

Making Paul Hollywood’s rainbow bagels

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Angus. 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 work than READ MORE ...
The creamy goodness of mango & haupia pie

The creamy goodness of mango & haupia pie

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Angus. 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 a ‘soft READ MORE ...
The cattle egret: Hawaii’s elegant predator

The cattle egret: Hawaii’s elegant predator

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Angus. 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 they follow READ MORE ...
Easy peasy fettuccine: making pasta from scratch

Easy peasy fettuccine: making pasta from scratch

Last Updated on November 6, 2020 by Angus. 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 you can READ MORE ...
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 Angus. 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 regular raids READ MORE ...
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 Angus. 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 skip straight READ MORE ...
A day trip to the Hilo Farmers Market

A day trip to the Hilo Farmers Market

Last Updated on July 31, 2020 by Angus. 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, crafts, gifts READ MORE ...
Integrating solar hot water on the Big Island

Integrating solar hot water on the Big Island

Last Updated on July 14, 2020 by Angus. 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 heating water READ MORE ...
What is a jicama?

What is a jicama?

Last Updated on June 27, 2020 by Angus. 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 pear! Pronounced READ MORE ...