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Brown Sugar Candied ʻUlu Recipe


  This recipe is a twist on candied sweet potatoes! If you like to have a sweet dish this will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth.   Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/3 cups packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 lbs ʻUlu (breadfruit)   Materials: Steamer (I use a pasta steamer so that… Read More

The new job!

Malika Star Advertiser Maui Now

  Hi everyone! Well, I have a  new job! Some people are scratching their heads… weren’t you already doing weather? I was. I volunteered my time at a local Facebook page doing daily weather reports and hurricane coverage for almost a year. It was fun but I really just did the daily reports in my… Read More

Coconut Curry Sweet Potato Cilantro Soup!

sweet potato soup

Every Friday morning, I get a giant veggie box – it’s actually the small size at 9 lbs. – from Island Fresh Delivery delivered to my door. My box always has something different in it… here is last week’s box.   Lately I’ve been getting several sweet potatoes and Maui onions every week. It’s been about… Read More

The Maiden Voyage!

hobie cat maiden voyage

My hubby got us a Hobie Cat tandem sailing kayak catamaran boat – I’m not sure what to call it exactly lol – for my birthday. One of my New Year’s Resolutions for this year was to start new family traditions, so the gift was really the gift of a new tradition. So sweet, yeah?… Read More

A day in the life… Birthday Boy!


  He probably won’t remember it, but today was an AWESOME birthday. Jackson woke up early with tutu and grandpa and went to the Mana Farmer’s Market – he sat with the aunties and uncles and quietly ate and listened (grandparents do wonders). When he got back home, mom & dad were waiting for him… Read More

Setting up the “Big Boy” room


  It’s time. We’re in the middle of sleep training and other parents have been recommending a “big boy” bed for Jackson. Soooo we decided to dive in! I got rid of all of Jackson’s little baby toys, kept the ones that he plays with and moved his room around. Jackson is mildly obsessed with… Read More

Sleep Training: Days 2 – 5


  Remember the first day? “FIRST DAY OF SLEEP TRAINING: This is no joke!” Well, days 2-5 went pretty much the same way.   I think my son is unusually stubborn… (does every parent think that?)     We did “the routine” – I’ve been sticking to set nap and bed times – We’ve been… Read More