Ke Ola in Hawaiian means 'The Life'...
Ke Ola Magazine is a magazine for those who love the life we lead on the Big Island of Hawaii sharing stories about the land, culture, people and living a sustainable life.
Ke Ola's first issue appeared in December of 2008 and in these few years the magazine has grown deep roots in our island community hosting a diverse cast of writers sharing stories about the land, the people and the Hawaiian way of life.
Anyone who knows me knows about my love of learning about our plants, produce and fruit, so I was thrilled when asked to be a contributor to this beautiful and prestigious magazine with feature articles about the exotic tropical produce and fruits available in our farmers markets.
The magazine is published every two months and to date seven of my features have been "spotlighted" on the page opposite the Hawai'i Island Farmers Markets listings page.
I am sharing the six features from 2012.
For some reason, the blog post does not show the photos in the actual size in which I post them. To be able to read the pages, please click on each picture to make it larger.
January/February 2012 - Breadfruit and the recipe 'Breadfruit Fritters'
March/April 2012 - Purple Sweet Potatoes and the recipe 'Purple Sweet Potato, Yacón & Watercress Salad'
May/June 2012 - Taro and the recipe 'Taro Cream Soup'
July/August 2012 - Mamey and the recipes 'Mamey Cheesecake & Mamey Smoothie'
September/October 2012 - 'Ulu (Breadfruit) and the recipes 'Breadfruit Goes Bananas Custard and Breadfruit & Warabi Curry Salad'
November/December 2012 - Tropical Fruit Ambrosia and the recipe 'Ambrosia...Food of the Gods' Salad/Dessert
NOTES: Breadfruit and taro can be sometimes found in Asian or West Indian markets on the mainland. You can now find purple sweet potatoes being grown in North Carolina. Yacón is a crunchy root similar to jicama but juicier and sweeter. Mamey is a beloved fruit by all Cubans and can be found in most South Florida markets and also in some Asian and West Indian markets elsewhere.
If you're not familiar with any of the produce mentioned and are interested in finding more about them, I suggest you do a search or just make a comment and ask me. I will try to reply as best I can.
As you can see, there is a full year of features and recipes from last year and I've already started on this year's contributions...to be shared later.
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