Saturday, December 29, 2012

I Love 2012

{ Ho'okipa Beach, Maui, Jan 2012 }
 
{ sweet potato and black bean tacos }
 
{ fabulous Acacia bikinis }
 
{ vegan Pho }
 
{ glamour puss }
 
{ the Lone Cypress in Carmel, CA }
 
{ Il Fornio, Carmel }
 
{ Carlos and I in Pebble Beach, CA }
 
{ cat in a bag }
 
{ St. Marks lighthouse, Florida }
 
{ Florida Panhandle }
 
{ Mom's Meyer lemons }
 
{ springtime rainbow chard at the Danville farmer's market }
 
{ Napa, CA }
 
{ Bouchon Bakery - Yountville, CA }
 
{ California Rose at Bottega }
 
{ the Cobb Salad at the Plumpjack Balboa Cafe - Mill Valley, CA }
 
{ The Girl and the Fig, Sonoma }
 
{ downtown Sonoma, CA }
 
{ Hula Hoops Maui }
 
{ homemade acai bowl }
 
{ 1st summer swell - Olowalu, Maui }
 
{ local mango summer rolls }
 
{ late summer at Napili Bay }
 
{ early fall staple greens }
 
{ creamy cucumber soup }
 
{ Napili coconut palms }
 
{ green papaya salad }
 
{ baby homegrown Maui Gold pineapple }
 
{ Fall time sweet potato wontons }
 
{ Travassa Hotel - Hana, Maui }
 
{ Carlos's new favorite lunch at Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olowalu }
 
{ late fall starfruit harvest - Napili, Maui }
 
{ My super dry, Matson shipped, asymetrical Noble Fir from Oregon. }
 
 
Mahalo 2012 for not kicking my ass. See you next year!
 
ALOHA


Friday, December 28, 2012

Amy Grace Jewelry

{ Pearl and Hawaiian Sunrise Shell necklace/bracelet by Amy Grace. }
 
A Christmas gift from Carlos. He knows me so well....
 
ALOHA
 


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Raw Vegan Green Papaya Salad

BTW
Wholefoods makes an incredible raw green papaya salad at it's Kahului location.
 
Best $5 I spent all week.
 
Must try this recipe at home!
 
ALOHA


Friday, December 21, 2012

The week in pictures...

{ plumeria starting to bloom again }
 
Busy, busy, busy!
 Such is life on a tourist driven island during the holidays.
 I think I've checked everything off my list? Presents have been mailed, cards: sent, cookies: baked, parties: attended, sugar/butter/Bailey's: consumed. I'm sure I've forgotten something though...
 Don't we all?
As much as I love this time of year I'm always ready for the madness to end. I'm sure many of you can understand.
Anyway, here's a few of shots I took while running around this week. As you can see, life on Maui in December looks a lot like the rest of the year. Happy holidays to all...
 
{ happy dog }
 
{ making Christmas cookies }
 
{ Carlos cracking coconuts }
 
{ testing out an early Christmas present from Mom }
 
{ trying to figure out what to make with my ripe homegrown pineapple }
 
{ buddies }
 
{ color block hibiscus }
 
{ coconut tree ready for harvest }
 
{ my favorite dish ever "New Year Soup"}
 
{ stormy winter weather }
 
{ young taro }
 
{ Taj napping on the new kitchen rug }
 
ALOHA