November-December 2011

November-December 2011 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

wooden surfboards

A New Wave for Wood

Nearly a century after solid wooden surfboards started slipping from favor, there is a renewed swell of interest in this ancient Hawaiian craft.
Upcountry Maui dining

Kula Strawberries Compote

This recipe goes along with the Puffy Pancake recipe.
Abalone Hamachi Shooter

Side Dish: Decade of the Celebrity Farm Boy

New categories for the 2012 Aipono Awards—Diva spills the beans.
Wine sommelier

Perfect Holiday Pairings

Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy offers suggestions for holiday wines, and recipes to make with them.
swiss meringues recipe

Swiss Meringues

These meringues are great for decorative accents in dishes like a traditional Buche de Noel.
Sun Yat Sen

The Other Maui Sun

One of the most influential figures of the 20th century, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the Ghandi of China, transformed China with the help of a little community on Maui.

Lono’s Light

This story explores ancient Hawaiian uses for the kukui nut, and the legends that surround it.
got poi

Home Is Where the Poi Is

A Got Poi? bumper sticker becomes the catalyst for a surprising discovery by a homesick Maui native in the Sunshine State.

Homes for the Holidays

From West Side opulence to Upcountry charm, these three Maui homes offer exceptional spaces for entertaining. Tidings and comfort to deck the holidays.
Italian meringue buttercream

Italian Meringue Buttercream

Mahalo to Chelsie Higgins, Chef Instructor at Maui Culinary Academy for this Italian meringue buttercream recipe.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2011

The staff of Maui No Ka Oi get a lesson from Chef Ralph Giles of Catering from Soup to Nuts, and share his recipe for beef Wellington and sides.
coconut cream filling

Coconut Cream Filling

Coconut cream filling.... Mmmmmm!!!
Kathy Collins as Tita

One . . . Two . . . Tree . ....

Tita recalls her childhood Christmas decorations and how long it usually takes to take down the tree every year.
puffy pancake recipe

Puffy Pancake

Mahalo to Chef Cameron Lewark, chef de cuisine of Spago in Wailea, for this great recipe.
fig mango parfait

Fig Mango Papaya Parfait

Get a recipe for Fig Mango Papaya Parfait plus an alternative recipe for fig & clementine parfait.
coffee genoise cake

Maui Coffee Genoise Cake

Mahalo to Chelsie Higgins, Chef Instructor at Maui Culinary Academy, for this stimulating dessert recipe.
publisher's note

From the Publisher

A stroll in nature helps our publisher change her perspective of domestic chaos into one opportunity during the holiday season.