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A stand of Cook pines graces this front yard in Laupāhoehoe.

The Barefoot Gardener

Jul 30, 2014 6:49am

There is a certain kind of magic afoot when walking through a forest of Cook pines. With their distinctive towering spires of green sweeping the sky and their girthy columnar trunks rising from...

H.E.A.R.T.

Jul 23, 2014 1:00am

Survival Sweetie

Jul 23, 2014 3:41am

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Survival Sweetie

Jul 16, 2014 1:00am

Aloha, I’ve been a Big Island resident since 2003. I’m a mom of four, from a family who survived the recession of the late 1970s and prior to that, the Great Dust Bowl era. I have a wealth of...

The Barefoot Gardener

Jul 16, 2014 1:00am

There’s more to papayas than meets the eye: aside from a steady supply of delectable fruit year-round, the latex sap of the papaya tree (Carica papaya) produces papain, an enzyme that has been...

The Barefoot Gardener

Jul 09, 2014 1:00am

I’m lazy. I mean that—given my druthers, I would spend all day lounging at the beach reading a good book, or in grander fantasies being waited on hand and foot by a personal butler, chef, maid,...

Medicine at Your FeetDavid Bruce LeonardISBN 978-0-9800505-0-9$29.95

Medicine at Your Feet

Jul 02, 2014 1:00am

I don’t usually write book reviews; however, a book called Medicine at Your Feet—Healing Plants of the Hawaiian Kingdom, Vol. 1 was brought to my attention. Written by Maui resident David Bruce...

The Best Thing I Ate All Week

Jul 02, 2014 1:00am

Hilo Homemade Ice Cream is one of those places that takes me back to my childhood. While growing up in East Hawai`i, a trip to Hilo homemade ice cream was always a treat, and the healthiest option...

The Barefoot Gardener

Jul 02, 2014 1:00am

A drive up (or down) the North Hilo, Hamakua, or south Puna coasts in the summertime offers up a plethora of sensory delights: verdant green jungle with Tarzan vines tumbling from the trees;...

The berry-like fruits of the miracle fruit tree make everything taste sweet.

The Barefoot Gardener

Jun 25, 2014 1:00am

Have you ever tried to get your child to take icky tasting medicine? Of course you have. First you try coaxing, then bribery, then finally you find yourself tackling the little guy, hogtying him,...

The Best Thing I Ate All Week

Jun 25, 2014 4:14am

Something tells me this column will feature Sweet Cane Cafe somewhat regularly, this being the second time. Why? Well, the food at the small eatery is delicious and healthy.

Although I could...

The Best Thing I Ate All Week

Jun 18, 2014 4:24am

I’ve never eaten at Da Poke Shack, mainly because I don’t eat poke. But 612 people did who went and reviewed the hole in the wall on Yelp.com, and on average they gave it five stars. The result?...

The Barefoot Gardener

Jun 18, 2014 4:24am

“Oh, I’d love to have a vegetable garden, but I’m too busy. Da kids, I work six days a week and go church Sundays, ‘den don’ wanna do nothing after dat…”

Yeah, yeah, yeah. If I had a quarter...

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