Basil Almond Pesto

As you know by now, I am a sucker for pasta. Every single carb laden delicious version. Ravioli, lasagna, linguine, simple penne with red sauce, anything I can get my hands on, I devour! There isn’t a pasta that I don’t love. Another thing I love is fast food. Not fast food restaurant fast food but…

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Over the last few months, my garden has suffered from the heat and from my neglect. I haven’t taken care of it as well as I should, as well as I have. In the last update I wrote about it, my tomatillo plants were still tiny. I was filled with hope that they would grow…

Pineapple Salsa

After years of waiting, I finally picked my pineapples! I planted those silly things a little under two years ago but it felt more like a millennium. It felt like they would never grow. This may not have been entirely their fault…The plants have moved around the island with me and survived months of “benevolent neglect”…

Garden Update – 3rd Month

Another month has passed already and the garden keeps on growing strong but the hot summer weather has forced a bit of a recalculation in planting design. This past month saw the end of many of our favorite crops. Some had reached the end of their life cycle but some couldn’t handle the change of…

Mango Jam

In Hawaii, late spring going into summer is MANGO SEASON! In my opinion this is the absolute best time of the year. My neighborhood is filled with mango trees and I count the days until the delicious fruits are ready. Finally, after months of staring at the unripe mangos, the time has come. Mango season…

Garden Update – 2nd Month

It is hard to believe that month has passed already! The garden has grown so much. We are eating so well. My grocery bill has fallen by such a large margin I was shocked. Not only has the garden been incredibly rewarding to take care of and watch grow, it is now finally saving us…