Category Archives: Recipes

Playing with Pesto

I finally got around to making pesto with macadamia nuts instead of pinenuts. What was I waiting for? I found the flavor and texture both amazing. I love pesto, always have, and I love to play around with the herbs that I use when I make it. To be able to brighten it up even […]

Lilikoi Butter or Curd

When I first got here and was in awe at the amount of passion flower fruit we can produce here in Hawaii, everyone started talking to me about lilikoi butter. It took me a while to figure it all out! Passion flower fruit is called lilikoi in Hawaii, and what they are calling butter is […]

A delicious fruitcake with macadamia nuts recipe

The holidays mean that we bring out one of our favorite old cookbooks: The 1934 Methodist Ladies cookbook from Hallettsville, Texas, where Scott is from. Recipe: 4 eggs 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder Mix all ingredients well and then add: 2 boxes cut seedless dates 1 pound […]

Macadamia Pie Recipe

I started today’s baking experiments with a very simple recipe found in Scott’s family recipe book, a place where all sorts of fabulous recipes are found. I didn’t find out much about Mrs. A Fink in 1934 from google, oddly enough, but the recipe is similar to one that supposedly Dear Abby published, so it […]

Lilikoi Mousse (Passion Fruit)

I noticed the other day that our Lilikoi blossoms were covered with our honeybees. I think they love the blossoms almost as I love do! I find them beautiful and fancy, and I love their tropical look. I used to be able to grow the vine in the hottest part of the summer in the […]

Making Honey Butter

Have you made honey  butter before? It’s so easy to do, and such a delight to have available. It keeps well in both the refrigerator and in the freezer, so when I make some, I make quite a bit just to have it handy. Start with your favorite unsalted butter at room temperature, or if […]

If you like pina coladas …

We recently had a pineapple fall off the plant, and set it aside in the farm stand to see if would ripen off the plant. Google told us no, but surprise, surprise, it ripened just fine. Perhaps it already had all the sugar it needed, because it was delicious, just perfect. I couldn’t let such […]