Endless Bounty

As the holidays wind down, and the extra sweets lying around the house disappear, it’s a great time for me to rethink my vegetable consumption. I need to do more than just make empty resolutions as my body is begging for real food; food that is all-around healthier, less heavy, and much, much, less sugary….

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Island Magic Apple Pie

My association with this wonderful time of year is not just about pumpkin-spice-everything, turkey, and traditional acorn or butternut squashes. Oh, no, as a matter of fact, this is when our garden is over-flowing with a green, pear shaped squash, drooping from heavily-laden vines, known as a pipinola, or chayote. This crisp, versatile squash can…

Pipinola Salad

This plentiful vine can be used in so many delicious ways, one of those ways is used in a┬árecipe taught to me by my Filipino friend, Rose. You may omit the fish sauce and instead use shoyu or soy sauce if you want to make this into a vegetarian dish. I have also substituted oyster…

Sustainable Island Living

Perhaps I’m being partial, but I feel that our island is truly the best place for my particular lifestyle. I love the diversity of the island’s landscape and climate and year-round growing seasons. It seems like we are always planting something in our yard and continue to improve upon what we keep in our vegetable…