Saved by Pele

The bathroom floor I woke up on the bathroom floor in the middle of the night, covered in a thin blanket with a small white dog named Cuba curled up at my side. I could still hear the wind outside. I got up and crawled into bed next to Tim. Hours earlier the wind and [...]


365 Project 2014 – week 32

Hurricane Iselle,  a cabin and a new drink This week we spent a few days preparing for Hurricane Iselle. We’re thankful the storm wasn’t as bad as predicted. We renovated a cabin where we’ll be staying for a week and discovered a new drink made with lemons and ginger. You can see all photos here. How did you [...]

lemon chiffon cake

5 Best Lemon Recipes

The Lemon Lemons are the type of fruit that you wouldn’t think twice of enjoying in a savoury or sweet recipe. They are so versatile, they can be used in cakes, meat or vegetarian dishes, cocktails and remedies. Here are a few of our favourite ways to use lemons. These cookies are adapted from a Better [...]

365 project 2014 - week 31

365 Project 2014 – week 31

Tostadas, pineapple and tataki We spent most of this week over indulging and hanging out with a visiting friend. We dropped by to see the goats at Surfing Goat Dairy, ate a lot of pineapple & ahi tuna and stopped to smell the roses. You can see all photos here. How did you spend your week?

In The Clouds

In The Clouds

Engulfed We’ve been living in Olinda since mid June. Olinda is close to 4000ft up Haleakala volcano on Maui. The mornings and evenings are cool and there are more eucalyptus than palm trees but it has its charm. One of the things we love is that once in a while we’ll find ourselves engulfed in [...]

365 Project 2014 - week 30

365 Project 2014 – week 30

Protea, li hing and tamales We spent the week hanging out with friends, going to the swap meet & the Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center and eating tamales. We’ve been putting li hing (plum powder) everywhere, including in drinks, on pineapple and in BBQ sauce. And we’re still stalking the Jackson’s chameleons, cute little buggers. [...]

Bananas for beer nuts

Bananas for Beer Nuts

Macadamia beer nuts If you know me or even read this blog you will know that I enjoy a beer or two on occasion. Last week while enjoying a cool Maui Brewing Co. Coconut Porter in the breezy sunshine of Upcountry Maui and snacking on the totally addictive Macadamia beer nuts we have been whipping [...]

365 project 2014

365 Project 2014 – week 29

Dog washing, blueberry cake and shopping This week we washed little Cuba, the dog we’re sitting, made a delicious blueberry cake with lemon cream cheese icing and visited a clothing store in the jungle that runs on the honour system. You can see all pictures here. How did you spend your week?