Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dating on Maui? Stream of Consciousness Saturday Post

It’s been rumored through the coconut wireless that Maui is a hard place to find a date.
That one could find a date, but then wouldn’t want to go on a date…

At a workshop where participants shared what was going on for them, one man stepped in the center of the circle. 

He lay on the ground and began swimming. 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Expectations of Free Shipping Replaced By Gecko Poop - Stream of Consciousness Saturday

One accepts certain things as inevitable when living on Maui:

  • Gecko poop on something clean.
  • The ocean wanting to snatch hats and sunglasses.
  • People arriving 10 -15 min late for everything, even an hour late, because it’s “Maui time.”
And then there’s free shipping. Ahem.

It’s usually never really free.

You place the order, so hopeful, give your full mailing address and credit card details. Hit the next button.

There it is. $100 for shipping to Hawaii by FedEx.

Because free shipping is only to the contiguous 48 states.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 Maui Events At A Glance

One of my favorite flowers blooms only in the summer months:
 the night blooming cereus. You'll see it along Paia, the West Side, the far south of Makena, and in other hidden spots.
It's a great symbol for the sultry days and nights of August.

Please visit the websites to make sure the event dates, locations and times are still correct. Abbreviations: MACC stands for Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
For a list of ongoing Maui events, which are held monthly, scroll to the bottom.

Obon Festivals on Maui take place at different missions and temples: Maui 2016 Obon Schedule

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Kiawe Harvest Camp 2016

Sunny Savage, a wild food plant expert, is hosting a series of kiawe harvesting camps in July on Maui for the week-long International Crop Biodiversity Festival (ICBF) in late August.

Kiawe (pronounced “kee – ah – vay”) is the Hawaiian word for mesquite, Prosopis pallida, and grows wild throughout the south and west sides of Maui and other dry and hot locations on the island. It is found throughout Hawaii.

The pods are edible, delicious, and naturally sweet. Participants will learn how to select kiawe beans properly and how to prepare them for grinding. Bucketfuls of kiawe pods will be gathered and cleaned so they can be milled during the ICBF.  As part of the festival, a team from Oahu’s kiawe harvest group will bring a professional mill to Maui to grind the kiawe beans into flour.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Finally, An Evening Farmers Market on Maui

Maui has a lot of farmers markets – in the morning, or through the afternoon, at which point, pickings get slim. So if you’re not an early riser, too bad for you.

But now, Maui has a night time farmers market. Hurray!

The Upcountry Market in Pukalani, although many would say it’s in Kula, since it’s on the edge of both places, is getting evening hours.

Tuesday evening Farmers Market on Maui, 3 pm to 7 pm.

Tuesdays 3 pm to 7 pm – in the area across Longs Drugs or Longs Pharmacy, there will be farm stands with fresh, locally grown produce.  Some of it is organic and some is conventionally grown, but the produce is usually labeled, and you can always ask. So get your green fix. More info in the email from Haiku Helen.

Another tip: there’s a store, which is very much like a farmers market called Rowena’s Produce in Kahului. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 7 or 8 am to 6 pm. I’ve even gotten there after 6 pm and they’ve still been open. It’s like a farmers market but in a store. Prices are reasonable.  
Location: 230 Hana Highway
Phone: (808) 419-1987

Rowena used to have a booth at one of farmers market on Puunene Road, but last year, moved her produce business to a store. The advantage is that she has refrigeration. If you can’t make it to other farmers markets, her produce is very similar and has a good selection, and is usually local. Just like other farmers markets, the selection varies from week to week, and she can be sold out of certain fruits or vegetables, or not have any due to the weather. But, Rowena does not have organic produce, so if you shop in the evenings and need to buy organic, the Tuesday Upcountry Market is your best bet. 

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

July 2016 Maui Events At A Glance

July - a time for rodeo, parades, fireworks, bon dances, and lots of guitar concerts. Also, help break ground on Maui's first trout farm. 

Please visit the websites to make sure the event dates, locations and times are still correct. Abbreviations: MACC stands for Maui Arts and Cultural Center.
For a list of ongoing Maui events, which are held monthly, scroll to the bottom.

Click here for a Maui Bon Dance Schedule.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wild Drinks Workshop - Saturday Stream of Consciousness Post

I’ve been wanting to write a blog post about the Wild Drinks Workshop last month with Sunny Savage of Wild Food Plants of Hawaii and Emily Han of Wild Drinks and Cocktails, but often I prefer to take my time to develop the post and edit and reedit. 

Wild Food Plants of Hawaii book by Sunny Savage and Wild Drinks and Cocktails by Emily Han

So here is a Stream of Consciousness Saturday post, part of a blog hop hosted by Linda G. Hill, in which the theme is drink. I’m not allowed to edit, other than correct typos!