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Island Life: 1-23-17

| | Jan 23 2017 - 12:44am | Comments

Hookena Beach is seen on a sunny day. Cindy Whitehawk/Community Contributor

  1. Posted: Dec 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Pepeiao-akua, or Auricularia polytricha, an edible tree fungus, grows on an old coffee stump in Honaunau mauka. Cecelia Smith/Community Contributor

  2. Posted: Dec 17 2016 - 12:05am

    Kailua-Kona Seniors meet

  3. | Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 11:26am

    The volume of college applications continues to increase annually, leading to lower acceptance rates. The college admissions process is more selective than ever, so it’s critical to make your application stand out for the right reasons. What’s your “hook?” You want to give the college admissions committee something that will convince them to admit you. Will you fit into the college’s institutional priorities for the incoming class? Will you bring a special talent or some diversity? Are you a natural leader? Or a great team-player? What unique interests do you offer?

  4. | Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 9:59am

    Alternative flours are having their moment with the popularity of gluten-free baking. But they can be beneficial beyond gluten replacement. When mixed with regular flour, they can enhance the finished product with everything from moisture to protein. Almost any type of grain or seed can be ground into flour, but some need to be processed more than others. Here are several to consider. Are you ready to add some alt flour power to your baked goods?

  5. Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 12:05am

    A brant goose has been grazing the shoreline at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historlcai Park for the past several weeks. Janice Palma-Glennie/Community Contributor

  6. Posted: Dec 16 2016 - 12:05am

    Results of the American Contract Bridge Club for November:

  7. | Posted: Dec 15 2016 - 1:34pm

    Lauray asks: We have two kaffir lime trees that are not doing well. I have attached photos of the leaves. Is there is any hope in saving them?

  8. Posted: Dec 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Flowers are displayed in a wishing well at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens. Magda Khordoc/Community Contributor

  9. Posted: Dec 15 2016 - 12:05am

    Christmas celebration planned in Hamakua

  10. Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Emily Sepeta watches a green sea turtle swim by at Hookena Beach Park. Bo Pardau/Community Contributor

  11. Posted: Dec 14 2016 - 12:05am

    Springer named Officer of the Month

  12. Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    Suicide prevention training planned

  13. Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    Halemaumau Crater at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park glows at sunset. Adam Atwood/Community Contributor

  14. | Posted: Dec 13 2016 - 12:06am

    This Saturday is National Maple Syrup Day. You may be thinking, who made this up — the Aunt Jemima people? Actually, those store-bought, inexpensive pancake syrups and “maple-flavored” syrups are usually just corn syrup with a little of the real stuff, or only artificial flavoring. I urge you to forgo these and stick with authentic, 100 percent maple syrup, which is the boiled-down sap that is “tapped” from trees grown in Vermont, New York, or Canada. It is graded by color and flavor. Here in the U.S., “Fancy” or “Grade AA” is light amber-colored with a mild flavor; “Grade A” is medium amber and mellow; “Grade B” is dark amber and hearty; and “Grade C” is very dark and robust, almost like molasses. Pure maple syrup should be refrigerated, then brought to room temperature for use. After you’ve savored that wonderful pure maple taste on pancakes and waffles, don’t stop there: besides being a delicious sugar substitute, it’s a versatile flavor enhancer in recipes for meats, beverages, fruits, and baked goods. Here are a few easy recipes to showcase its versatility and flavor.

  15. | Posted: Dec 12 2016 - 9:41am

    In clear view of the snowy peak of Mauna Kea, Donna and Joey Mah were clad in boots and warm clothes as they worked their 4.5-acre leased flower farm in Waimea’s Lalamilo Farm Lots.