Style at Home: Pretty and patriotic styles

While I have many favorite color combinations, red, white and blue is right near the top year-round! That is one reason I get so excited during the summer months when it comes to the forefront of my shop. While in the other months I try to stay away from making this combination scream USA, these are the months where it is easier than ever to bring out a bit of patriotic prettiness to existing home designs – even for those who don’t share my obsession for decorating with these hues.

It is summer and ginger time

Long summer days stimulate flowering of many fragrant ginger species. Visitors to our slands frequently comment on how sweet our air smells with the abundance of flowers in bloom.

Quick Fix: Walnut crust adds flavorful crunch to chicken dish

It’s easy to dress up boneless, skinless chicken thighs with this nutty walnut crust. It keeps them juicy and adds a flavorful crunch. The recipe also works with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. While the chicken bakes in the oven, the rigatoni and broccoli cook together on the stove.

In South Africa, a lighter, brighter chicken curry

In the riot of colors and smells that is Cape Town, South Africa, we found a vibrant one-pot chicken and vegetable dish that turned our idea of what a curry is on its head. From a distance, this Cape Malay curry reads Indian, or maybe Indonesian, but get closer and it distinguishes itself as uniquely South African.

HCFCU awards $24k in scholarships to Big Island students

The dreams of eight Hawaii Island high school graduates are closer to being fulfilled with the generous support of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU). Through the credit union’s annual scholarship program, the students will receive a $3,000 scholarship to attend two- or four-year institutions of higher learning in the coming school year.

New succulent business growing in Waimea

Arriving in her new home in the Luala’i neighborhood in Waimea seven years ago, Iolani Fredericks and her family found a yard full of neglected succulents. She soon discovered a new passion as she cared for the succulents and found herself seeking new specimens to add to a thriving succulent garden.

Coconut can be an emergency food supply

The coconut palm we use in our landscapes is more than an ornamental tree. It is an essential food supply to many islanders throughout the tropics. It is like money in the bank if we ever got cut off from the rest of the world.