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Spice of Life

In search of a perfect cup of coffee

Coffee adventures. I just love, just adore, can’t live without coffee! The aroma, the ritual behind brewing up the perfect cup. The black velvety, favorite pick-me-up of the the entire world. No morning would be complete with- out it. More than 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in ...

‘Da kine grinds’ found at Maui’s tiny, home-style restaurants

There are hundreds of food trucks on Maui. I’m getting to know the owners and finding out what inspired them to create their food vision on wheels. Maui food trucks are birthed in tradition and are multi-cultural. They are colorful, individual and irresistible. Where fast foods fails, food ...

Fresh produce, Maui-made products draw shoppers to farmers markets

Local farmers and food artisans can be found at farmers markets from Hana to West Maui. Here’s the story behind some of the entreprenuers I recently spoke with at farmers markets on the island: Kyle and Bina Fisher operate Graze and Sprout Farm in Makawao. It’s a small-scale organic farm ...

All Hallows’ Eve aloha style on Maui

This time of year is my personal favorite. The days are shorter and the nights are cooler. Halloween is fast approaching and it kicks off the holiday season with a theme old and young have come to adore. Halloween, in its beginning, was once the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. October ...