March-April 2012

March-April 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

carrots

How Does Your Garden Grow?

This growing guide helps Maui residents determine the best vegetables within their area. From Upcountry to the West Side, there is a perfect bulb for you.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Da Perfeck Food

Tita talks about her love of poi and the annual East Maui Taro Festival happening in Hana.
green beans

Uncle Kunkel’s Green Beans & Grilled Tri-tip

Take boring green beans and make them exciting with this tasty recipe from Rob Wheeler & Dave Singha.
publisher's note

From the Publisher

Diane Haynes-Woodburn reflects on the one constant in life—change—and previews some of the exciting stories of rebirth and renewal in the spring issue.
Leoda's

Country Comfort

With renowned Chef Sheldon Simeon at the helm, Maui’s newest dining hot spot is Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olowalu. Treat your taste buds with their homemade pies in all flavors and sizes.
mountain biking Maui

Down and Dirty

Writer Lehia Apana takes us along as she explores Maui's extreme downhill mountain biking scene - one wipeout at a time. Follow her from Haleakala’s Skyline Trail to the hills of West Maui.

Great Finds

Give your home an island-inspired look and feel with our Great Finds interior design guide, featuring local Maui artists and retailers.

The Home Theater: Making Unused Space Perform

Maui interior designer Rick Cowan explains helpful tips and tricks on how to transform an unused space into an entertaining home theater experience.
Pioneer Inn food on Maui

A Culinary Jaunt to Lānaʻi

Dining Diva heads to Lānaʻ for a whirlwind culinary tour. Follow her Neighbor Island jaunt just a boat ride away and discover some of the Pineapple Isle's most mouth-watering restaurants.
taro festival

Pua Kalo

The annual East Maui Taro Festival in Hana is the perfect opportunity to learn about—and taste—this delicacy.
grand fashion

Grand Fashion

Fashionistas can make a splash at the luxurious Grand Wailea Hotel & Spa. Maui's top luxury resort is the perfect accessory for this season's hottest fashions.
maui tropical flowers

Hot Tropicals

Some of the world’s most sought-after tropical flowers, including heliconia, ginger and protea are being grown right here on Maui by local flower farmers.
maui home

When Design Takes Flight

This American Institute of Architects (AIA) Maui Chapter award-winning home combines ancient Hawaiian building practices with vernacular Japanese architecture.
bananas

Going Bananas

Tom Stevens recounts his early years living on Maui and how his attempt at growing bananas in a small lot in Iao Valley turned into more than he bargained for.
Hawaiian land crab

The Case of the Missing Claw

Scientists track the history of the elusive Hawaiian land crab, and along the way, discover an important piece into a complex ecological puzzle.