November-December 2009

November-December 2009 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Kanaloa Kahoolawensis

Return of the Lost Legume

The discovery of Kanaloa Kahoolawensis adds not only a new species, but a new genus to the scientific records—a rare occurrence in modern botany.
lilikoi passionfruit

Lilikoi Passion Fruit Daiquiri

A daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice, and sugar or other sweetener. Do try this at home!
rudolph illustration

Side Dish: Sniffing out Truffles

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good bite!
Tita Kathy Collins

Da Bes’ Gift

Tita asks Santa to give us the gift of giving.

Makahiki

Each year, as the rains came and the Makali‘i, or Pleiades, appeared in the night sky, Hawaiians of old set aside time to rest, feast and play.
Wine sommelier

Holiday Wines

MNKO's wine expert recommends selections for your holiday event.

Sansei Special Roll

This delicious sushi roll recipe comes from D.K. Kodama's Sushi Chronicles From Hawaii.
Bev Gannon cookbook

Snapper Recipe

"My cooks come up with two fish specials every night, allowing them to get creative in the kitchen.

Lilikoi Bars

Start drooling... this sweet recipe from The Hali'imaile General Store Cookbook will stir your passions!
LuLu' Lahaina

LuLu’s Lahaina Surf Club & Grill

Lulus Lahaina Surf Club serves local favorites and surf-themed cocktails.
saffron

Saffron

Saffron, the world's priciest spice, flavors dishes from paella to pilaf.
Maui home Asian decor

Marrakech on Maui

How a Maui designer translated his clients’ love for foreign lands, creating an exotic oasis on the island’s southern shore.
sports bagpiper

Pacific Rim

Held at the Lahaina Civic Center gym the week of Thanksgiving, the Maui Invitational has become the preseason showcase for top college basketball teams in the nation.
feather lei

The Feather Lei

An ancient art, as delicate as it is beautiful, has outlived the kings who once claimed it as their own.
sushi chef kitchen maui

Holiday Test Kitchen 2009

What would you give for a great island cookbook? Our staff puts local chefs’ recipes to the test.
Hula o Na Keiki

Hula O Na Keiki

Two-dozen students, representing halau from Maui, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and Japan, will compete at this year’s Hula O Na Keiki event.
publisher's note

From the Publisher

Reflections on the 2009 holiday season from a tiny boat off Molokai's north shore.