Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hawaiian Mac Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb elbow macaroni 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 2 cups whole or 2% milk, divided 2 cups mayonnaise (not Miracle Whip) 1 Tbsp brown sugar 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, peeled & grated 1 celery …
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Ventures in Vanilla

By Catherine Cluett

Deep in one of Molokai’s lush east valleys, a translucent, arched roof frames green peaks and greener foliage as far as the eye can see.

“These are the girls!” says Patty McCartney with motherly pride, stepping through the door and glancing around fondly. She tilts her head to get a closer look at each, brushing them gently with her hand and telling them they’re beautiful and growing well.

The girls are vanilla plants, a type of orchid vine producing beans that hold one of the world’s most popular flavors and fragrances.
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A Mission for Orchids

Ted Dailey is not just a man on a mission. He’s a man IN a mission.

Well, sort of. Twenty-seven years ago, Ted purchased the old Honwanji Temple in Holualoa and has been restoring it ever since.

“Our family’s house had sold and we were having a hard time house hunting here in Kona,” said Ted. “Every house was expensive and in not very good shape. So we decided to use the coconut wireless, and low and behold a friend suggested we speak to the Honwanji Temple Members and ask how they feel about us refurbishing the property and making it our home.
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Romancing the Orchid

Orchids are stunning, delicate, and highly sensual.

Even more than the mighty rose, sending orchids for Valentine’s Day sends an unmistakable message of romantic desire. No other flower can match the irresistible power of the orchid.

Do you know what giving a red rose means? What is the message you are sending when you buy carnations? Which bloom best says, “I love you, darling. I simply can’t have enough of you?”

Here are the meanings of 12 traditional Valentine’s Day flowers. We hope it provides you with a little extra inspiration.
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