Monthly Archive for December, 2011

Christmas 2011

Greetings! I hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas. I was invited to a friend’s house for a delicious feast! The menu was tomato/dill soup; beef tenderloin w/ a dijon/balsamic crust; potatoes w/ artichokes and leeks; sauteed corn;  Swiss chard and leek gratin (my contribution); and field greens w/ roasted beets and goat cheese. Dessert was a pecan pie. Here are a few photos of this delicious meal:

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May 2012 be filled w/ great food, great friends and happiness!!

Bruno

 

 

Foraging on Maui, Hawaii

I was very fortunate to have spent a few days working on Maui during the week before Thanksgiving. Here are a some of the many photos I snapped on this beautiful island.

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Welcome to Maui!

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View from my hotel room.

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Fruit stand and smoothie truck on the way from Kahului airport to Kaanapali beach.

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They sold passion fruit, guavas, papayas, mangoes, bananas, sugar cane, pineapples, star fruit, lemons, limes and coconuts among other things.

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The old banyan tree in Lahaina.

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Wood fired pizza from a street vendor – we selected the spinach special and lilikoi pork pizzas.

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Our pies baking in the oven.

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Time to eat!

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Next stop the Maui Grown Company Store to sample some locally grown coffee. Sampled five types of beans and decided I enjoyed the Lahaina Beach the best so I bought a pound to bring home.

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We then drove to the Kaanapali Coffee Farms to see where the beans are grown.

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The next morning we drove to Hana on the windward side of the island. Sugar cane fields in the foreground w/ the sun rising over Haleakala volcano.

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Along the Hana highway.

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Surf’s up in Hana!

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Breakfast at Uncle Bill’s in Hana. A quirky stationary food truck w/ an eccentric proprietor named Phyllis.

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The funky decor at Uncle Bill’s.

Across from the ball fields in Hana is a great food stand called Thai Food by Pranee where I purchased the special of the day, Panang Mahi Mahi, to have for lunch before our hike in Haleakala National Park. No photo, just delicious memories and a link for more information : click here 

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Baby pig crossing, but none were crossing as we drove by…

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Entering Haleakala National Park.

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Map of the park.

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A banyan tree along the trail up to Waimoku Falls.

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One of the many waterfalls along the trail to Waimoku Falls.

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The bamboo forest.

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Spectacular Waimoku Falls which drops 400 feet!

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The base of Waimoku Falls.

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Charles Lindbergh’s final resting place.

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Continuing along the Hana highway there are many beautiful vistas.

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The changing scenery as we get closer to the base of Haleakala volcano which you can see in the background.

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One of the many hairpin turns along the highway. Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road!!

That’s all folks! Hope you enjoyed the tour…

Bruno