1. Breadfruit. I’ve cooked with it a few times in the past, but it wasn’t until recently when I boiled and mashed it that I became straight up obsessed with this versatile fruit. It seriously tastes like doughy, fresh baked bread.
2. The Square Foot Gardening book by Mel Bartholomew. My parents have been using this method for a few years now and after they sent me a copy for Christmas I got super excited about replanting. Sixteen carrots in one square foot? Yes!
3. Jacaranda trees. Spring is here in the islands! The purple tufts popping up along the mountainside tell us so.
4. Immersion Blender. How did I ever make soup without this little guy? Thanks Loree!
5. When Pigs Fly Island Charcuterie. Yes, it’s for real, you can get locally sourced bacon, sausages, and other great products right here in Kona. I have been putting their pancetta in everything. Pictured above are some breakfast enchiladas made with their portuguese sausage. Read more about them here: When Pigs Fly.