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What is Poi?

Anyone who has traveled to Hawaii and attended a luau has heard of poi. But what is it and what is it made of? • Poi is made from the corm of the taro plant. • Did you know that Taro is eaten around the world and is the 14th most cultivated crop on Earth? But only the Hawaiians used it to make poi. • The corm is baked, steamed or in the traditional way put in an imu (underground oven). • It is then pounded and mashed with a stone called, pohaku ku`i `ai, until it reaches the desired consistency.

Delicious Grilled Salmon Receipe


Living in Hawaii means that we are lucky enough to have fresh fish available daily. Some people say they don’t like fish because of the “fishy” smell but actually fresh fish shouldn’t have any funky smell to it. It’s only when it has been out for a few days does it start to give off a mild odor. I could go on and on about the health benefits of eating fish but instead I’ll just give you one of my favorite recipes and you let me know what you think? Will this be one of your new favorites too?

Where did the “Hawaiian Shirt” come from?

You might not have imagined that the original Hawaiian Shirts date back to the 1920’s and 30’s! The first shirts were actually made from left over fabric used to make Kimonos. Of course the shirts evolved over time into the bright colors and floral patterns we see today. Did you know? • Because of the warm climate in Hawaii wearing suits and ties are impractical.

Aloha!!! ... Absolutely thrilled!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:37 -- cgb

Aloha !!!
We received our beautiful red muu's yesterday and are absolutely thrilled with them.
My daughter, Keawe looks absolutely beautiful in hers, which fits her perfectly.
My mo'opunas, Kalia and Kamea look adorable in theirs, which are a little big, but that's okay because this teeny wahines are growing fast!
I am happy to say, mine is a little large, but at least it gives me a little more room to dance in, yea?
I cannot thank you enough for sending the muu's so quickly so that we could have them in time for our Hoolaulea this weekend.