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Can Two HURRICANES Merge?

PC: NOAA PHOTO LIBRARY - Fujiwhara effect on Ione and Kirsten in 1974 caused very erratic tracks.

  … with all of the storm activity in the East and Central Pacific lately, it’s a question I’ve gotten from A LOT of people over the last two weeks. More specifically, people have been asking if two hurricanes can merge to form a “super hurricane.” To answer this question I interviewed my personal weather guru,… Read More

ULUA VS. PORCUPINE FISH

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  A photo of an ulua choking on a puffer fish has gone viral this week. I interviewed the family that helped bring it to shore and spoke to a marine biologist about the event for some insight. #uluaVSpuffer     It was a hot, sunny Sunday in Kihei. A couple of fishermen were out… Read More

Grandma’s Simple Chocolate Chestnut Rum Cake

Chestnut cake with Chocolate Frosting

  Here is the video recipe for Pénélope’s grandma’s chocolate chestnut cake – less than 5 minutes long! Easy recipe! Enjoy!!     INGREDIENTS: Chestnut cream (Crème de marrons) – 1 can (Most grocery stores in the US don’t sell this but you can get it on Amazon for $11.00 by clicking HERE – trust me,… Read More

HURRICANE EVACUATION INFORMATION

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  ISELLE & JULIO are headed our way and we’re all hoping for the best – the least amount of storm effects possible but we should all also prepare for the worst. Here is some information on how to determine whether you should evacuate your home or not.   Should you evacuate? Information about which… Read More

“Life’s Swell” in Photos…

Photo: Craig Konno
"Big Island is the best"

  First of all, MAHALO. I am so humbled and feel so grateful to have such amazing, engaging followers from around the world. It blows my mind that my page reached 10,000 this week. Wow. Just wow. And again, MAHALO!   As a thank you to all of my supporters I’ve decided to not only… Read More

GRANDMA’S SIMPLE ZUCCHINI HONEY QUICHE

Zucchini & Honey Quiche and Tomatoes with Herbes de Provences

  Here is the video recipe for Pénélope’s grandma’s zucchini honey quiche – it’s only 2 minutes long! Easy recipe!   INGREDIENTS: Pie crust (handmade or store bought) Zucchini – 1 large Honey Goat cheese Gruyère cheese – 1/4 cup Liquid whipping cream – half pint Eggs – 2 large Garlic – 1 large clove… Read More

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