November-December 2011

November-December 2011 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Lono’s Light

This story explores ancient Hawaiian uses for the kukui nut, and the legends that surround it.
Plant a Wish

From Little Things, Big Things Grow

When Sara Tekula and Joe Imhoff married on Maui in 2007, they planted a tree and asked friends to plant wishes on slips of paper beneath it. A mission grew.
fig mango parfait

Fig Mango Papaya Parfait

Get a recipe for Fig Mango Papaya Parfait plus an alternative recipe for fig & clementine parfait.
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.
Huialoha church

Gathering of Love

Huialoha has weathered earthquakes, storms, even the exodus of its people. For 150 years, the remote Maui coast has summoned a cast of characters to its aid.
panna cotta

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta

Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta Recipe With Fresh Pomegranate and Maui Gold Pineapple.
swiss meringues recipe

Swiss Meringues

These meringues are great for decorative accents in dishes like a traditional Buche de Noel.
coconut cream filling

Coconut Cream Filling

Coconut cream filling.... Mmmmmm!!!
coffee genoise cake

Maui Coffee Genoise Cake

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

The Hero Behind the Hero

The world knows Sun Yat-sen as the leader of one of the greatest revolutions of the twentieth century. Far fewer know the man who made that revolution possible, known as the Maui king.
puffy pancake recipe

Puffy Pancake

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

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.

Maui’s Chinatown

The Chinese community in Upcountry Maui helped feed the 49ers of the California Gold Rush, and a now-and-then resident who became the father of modern China.
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.
Abalone Hamachi Shooter

Side Dish: Decade of the Celebrity Farm Boy

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

Holiday Gift Guide

Do they like to travel? Surf? Cook? Thrive on tradition or tech? We've combed the island to gather gifts with just the right sparkle for those on your list.