Category: Hawaiian Food

Top 5 Favorite Hawai’i Subscription Boxes for 2022

      Subscription Box Companies began in 2004. One of the earliest examples of these companies was called The Sampler. It offered samples of products from independent web-based artists, crafters, zines, and specialty shops. The early subscription box business model worked like this: The company sends you a package every month or 3 (depending… Read more »

The Excitement of Traditional Games During the Hawaiian New Year

Native Hawaiian Board Game called Konane

Centuries before the European sea-faring explorers discovered Hawai’i, the people living on these islands had already developed a great New Year’s tradition.  This tradition is called Makahiki. The Makahiki preparations, ceremonies, and celebrations were extensive. This particular time of the year lasted from October through January. Four months were needed for all the activities that… Read more »

Awesome Hand-Crafted Spirits and Beer Skillfully Made in Maui

Organic spirits, super-creative cocktails, craft beers, boutique wines – specialty drinks are a thing!  The Hawaiian Islands have known about hand-crafted alcoholic drinks since 1790. We cannot describe the very first distilled liquor as a specialty drink, but it caught on very quickly. The origin of the island’s first liquor happened to be with one… Read more »

A Little Fruit With a Big Story – The Uses of Guava in Hawai’i

Guava juice with a yellow plumeria

Many years ago, I remember hearing people talk about one tropical fruit they experienced when visiting Hawai’i. That fruit was the guava. People found these remarkable fruits everywhere – on hiking trails, along roads, in pastures, and throughout all the state and national parks. Some guava were small, sweet, and red, while others were yellow… Read more »