I first met Jill Wagner more than 20 years ago when we were both volunteering at Amy Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. I learned most of what I know about native Hawaiian plants there and still turn to garden manager, Peter VanDyke, as well as Jill when I have questions about native plants.
KAILUA-KONA — The coastal shores are swimmingly cleaner, thanks to the volunteer work of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund.
Foundation plantings are like spandex garments. They smooth out bumpy features and add a dressy look. When properly used, a foundation planting serves definite purposes. It connects the structure with the grounds and adjacent ornamentals so that the building and grounds appear to have grown together into an eye-appealing design. Shrubs and vines also tend to soften and blend architectural lines. Such plants give the home a finished look.
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1969 | Volume II, Issue II
With its juicy oranges, tender chicken and a crunchy topping, Chinese chicken salad offers an enticing variety of tastes and textures. But many versions seem to have lost their way, weighted down with gloppy sauces, lackluster chicken, sugary canned orange segments and watery greens.
White chicken chili is a fresher, lighter cousin of the thick red chili most of us know and love. Its appeal is not surprising because it is a healthier alternative and, when made well, packed with vibrant flavors and spiciness. All too often, however, this chili is lackluster.