We were busy harvesting flowers, as we do every Sunday, but it was the most amazing day…Maui at its finest.
We did take a break and enjoyed a brunch of Eggs Benedict. Yummy!! I am sharing our Hollandaise sauce recipe from the Good house keeping cook book I was given by my Mom when I was in High school. 1970’s. If you keep the heat low it is pretty fool proof. I double this recipe to serve 4 – 6 people.
3 egg yolks
2 T. lemon juice
1/2 c. butter
1/4 t. salt
dash of cayenne pepper
In double boiler, with wire whisk, beat egg yolks and lemon juice. Add 1/3 butter to egg mixture and cook over hot but not boiling water, beating constantly, until butter is melted. Repeat with another third of butter. Repeat with the remaining butter, beating until mixture thickens slightly: remove from heat, stir in salt and pepper. serve as soon as can. Makes 2/3 cup sauce.
This Saturday April 8th from 9am to 3pm the Kamehameha School Maui is hosting the 2017 Ho’olaule’a. Come enjoy the family event with ‘ono food, Hawaiian entertainment and cultural displays, games, crafts and Country store, silent and live auction, wonderful fellowship and much more.
Go and help support the Kamehameha Maui Ohana fund raiser for student enrichment programs and college scholarships for the graduates.
Donation for Kamehameha School
We went for a farm walk on Friday only to discover these black “inch worm” type critters…everywhere in one area. You could hear them in their actions, CREEPY. I have never seen them before and was concerned they may be something new. Voraciously devouring the Castor plants (nice!!) but not sure if they would be devastating to any other plants.
Needless to say it was a long weekend of Googling and waiting for Monday to try to get a local answer. Monday was a local holiday too so I just heard from my friend at CHTAR what they are.
Castor Semi-Looper that’s invading the Kula area right now. Had other people contacting me about them invading by the hundreds/thousands! They feed exclusively on Castor plants so are extremely poisonous, but shouldn’t hurt the proteas.
Hope this information helps others.
Castor Semi – Looper
Hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day with someone(s) special. We appreciate all the orders we received!
This is a great time to send Protea flowers to the friends and family on the mainland. Thank you, congratulations!, or just to brighten someone’s day.
Bee with pincushion
We have been taking a lot of cuttings and some are ready to go…if you would like to order please email us for availability @ email@example.com
Our Protea 4 Pack
We would like to share this awesome Facebook page @maui247. They are super responsive to all that is going on on Maui, emergencies, traffic, important updates and they share the best stories of interest. Please check them out!
Well this is very exciting! Trini Kaopuiki from our local channel 2 news station, KHON, contacted us from our website to ask if we would like to be on their show Living808. Yes, Yes, yes!!!
Trini, Taizo and John came to the farm for the filming of the segment and they were the best, super patient and kind! It aired on July 29th and is available for viewing via their facebook page…check them out they feature many interesting people and places around the islands. Its a great show for some good news!
A BIG Mahalo to them…
We are sorry but we have sold out on our Protea plant packages at this time…they will be back once the new plants are ready.