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Pau Hana Friday for April 12


Turkey, Avocado and bacon sub at Koloa Deli. Daniel Lane photo

Turkey, Avocado and bacon sub at Koloa Deli. Daniel Lane photo

Ron Magrin, owner of the Koloa Deli, will be hand making meatballs with Kauai beef for his delicious Meatball Subs ($9.25). The meatballs will be folded into a 9-inch house made roll and topped with house-made marinara, provolone cheese and Parmesan cheese. You can get them this Monday, April 15. They’ll be available for as long as they last! Here’s my MidWeek Kauai story about Koloa Deli.
The Eastside is under new ownership and was closed for just over a week for remodeling. They are open now, and the menu is the same. The owners don’t have plans to make major changes.
Papalani Gelato has opened a new Anchor Cove location that features a full coffee bar. Each day a unique coffee grown, harvested, and roasted within the state of Hawaii is featured. The coffee is available by the cup or to purchase by the bag and there is a full range of espresso drinks, freshly brewed coffees, tropical teas, and frozen blended drinks. Freshly baked muffins, scones, cookies, and gluten-free coffee cakes from Passion Bakery in Kapaa are also available. Passion Bakery owner Michael Sterioff uses all natural and organic ingredients as well as local fruit. Papalani Gelato will also serve two types of oatmeal for a healthier breakfast option.
Papalani Gelato blood orange sorbet. Daniel Lane photo

Papalani Gelato blood orange sorbet. Daniel Lane photo

Uncle Mikey’s Dried Fruit is now available in Princeville and Kapaa Foodland stores. “On the national scene, Vosges Haut Chocolat is stepping up production of their Wild Ophelia brand dried banana/peanut butter/chocolate bar and putting in hundreds of stores,” says owner Mike Stewart of the chocolate covered confections made with his dried fruit. “We are also working with a chocolate company on Oahu that wants to dip our dried pineapple in chocolate and distribute in Hawaii as well as ship to Japan, very exciting!”
Olana Farm's Spring Onions. Daniel Lane photo

Olana Farm’s Spring Onions. Daniel Lane photo

At the farmers markets this week, watch for an abundance of green beans and beets from Moloaa Organicaa. (Click here to read about their farm and which markets they got to). I got a bunch a beautiful, long and slender green beans from them this past Wednesday at the Kapaa Market. You could fill a bag for $2! They also had beautiful Napa cabbage, long, tapered orange carrots and a bounty of plump greens and herbs.
The first of Olana Organic Farm’s sweet bulb onions are making their seasonal debut at two farmer’s markets this week: Thursday at 4:30 at Kilauea Community Center and Saturday at Namahana Farmer’s Market at 9 am near the Kauai Mini Golf in Kilauea. The onions will hopefully be available through May. They will also have carrots, beets, fennel, celery, kale, chard, green beans, tomatoes, papaya, various fresh herbs and avocado.
Last Tuesday, a whole container of Kauai Spice Rum from the Koloa Rum Company left for Australia. For those of you living down under, look for the award-winning rum at Woolworths Australia.
If you’re hungry in Lihue and in a hurry, check out the new Paco’s Tacos food truck in the Harbor Mall. This makes the fifth place for them. Other locations include Hanapepe, Kapaa and Kilauea. You can also get some of their made-from-scratch Mexican food at the CKMS Street Fair tomorrow night. Here’s more information about Paco’s Tacos.
Kekaha Community Garden is giving away free compost bins and providing a half hour basic training on Sunday, Apr. 14th at 3 p.m. at the garden. Bins and space in workshop are on a first come, first served basis; which is limited to 24 people. If you would like to reserve a free bin and seat for training please contact Tim at or 928-274-7415.
Saturday, April 13
The best of Kauai's plants are available at the Garden Fair. Daniel Lane photo

The best of Kauai’s plants are available at the Garden Fair. Daniel Lane photo

18th Annual Garden Fair

Kauai Community College, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., free
On Saturday morning the Kauai Community College front lawn will spring to life with gardeners, suppliers, garden lovers and consumers there to shop the wide variety of plants, landscape products and equipment, and to find out the latest gardening information and tips. Hosted by Kauai County Farm Bureau and University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources, the annual Kauai Garden Fair is one of the largest gatherings of green thumbs on Kauai and a great way to share the bounty of the island firsthand. Look for:

  • Special All Day Farmers Market
  • All Day Garden Talks and Demonstrations
  • Educational, Government & Non-profit Resources for Your Farm or Home Garden
  • Keiki Activities by 4-H and School Gardens
  • Ono Local Foods & Plate Lunches all Day

Free Workshops include:

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. ~ Home Composting for the Garden Laura Kelly, County of Kauai, Solid Waste Division
  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. ~ Planting and Care of Tropical Fruit Trees Jerry Ornellas, retired UH-CTAHR, tropical fruit farmer
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. How to Control Fruit Flies on Vegetables & Fruits Richard Ebesu, UH-CTAHR, Associate County Agent
  • 12:30 to 1:30pm ~ Landscaping with Orchids Neill Sams, Orchid Alley
  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. ~ Backyard Aquaponics Dr. Bradley “Kai” Fox, University of Hawaii, Assistant Extension Specialist
  • 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ~ The Buzz about Bees and Honey Jimmy Trujillo, Kauai Community College Apiary Program

For more information, visit the Kauai Garden Fair website.

Local musicians at Waipa's Kalo Festival will return this April. Daniel Lane photo

Local musicians at Waipa’s Kalo Festival will return this April. Daniel Lane photo

Waipa Music Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., adults $10, keiki 14 and under $1
Waipā has canceled the Music Festival tomorrow Saturday due to the storm coming in to Kauai today which is expected to stay until Sunday. “We regret any inconvenience this may cause the community. Ticket holders may return to the outlet they purchased their tickets from for a full refund, call our office at 826-9969 or message us here for refund instructions.
“Mahalo to all the musicians, local vendors and community organizations that had committed their participation and support to this event, and also all of the music lovers and community folks who were looking forward to supporting Waipā at our festival. Waipā will hold our next festival in August…please keep in touch with us to find out more!”

Hanalei Beach Cleanup and BBQ

Hanalei Pier, 3 p.m., free
Sustainable Coastlines and Surfrider Kauai are heading up this Hanalei Beach Cleanup and BBQ Kanikapila Session. Sustainable Coastlines inspires local communities to care for their coastlines through hands on beach clean ups.
Meet at the Pier at 3 p.m. to get the cleanup started. The beach parks and parking lots really need attention. Pinetrees and Grandpas sadly don’t have trashcans. Lets give it a good clean up.
BBQ and Sashamon performance to follow at 5 p.m. Blackpot Beach. BYOB.
Sunday, April 14

Irish Sunday

The Feral Pig, 4 to 7 p.m.
Corned Beef Specials all day and Kauai’s only Irish Band Whiskey-O form .
(available until noon)

  • Corned Beef Benedict
  • Corned Beef, poached eggs, potato pancake, hollandaise
  • Corned Beef Hash and Eggs
  • Corned Beef Hash, and your choice of eggs and toast


  • Rueben ~ Passion Bakery Rye, Swiss, Corned beef, sauerkraut, 1000 island
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage ~ Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes and Carrots

Nutrition & Health Lecture

Healthy Hut, 5:30 to 6:30, free
Healthy Hut will be offering a free lecture with tea and a light snack for attendees.
Lyle Robinson, a local resident and licensed naturopathic physician, will be speaking on nutrition and health. Robinson believes in, “letting food be thy medicine.” She treats her patients by first looking at their diet and seeing where improvements can be made to mitigate health problems. “Looking at people’s nutritional status is always a good place to start,” she says.

First course on a previous tour. Grilled eggplant with Lebanese dressing and marinated tomatoes. Daniel Lane photo

First course on a previous tour. Grilled eggplant with Lebanese dressing and marinated tomatoes. Daniel Lane photo

Friday, April 19

A Culinary Romp Through Paradise

Various locations in Kapaa, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., $130
Tasting Kauai’s Culinary Tour offers an intimate glimpse into the Garden Island’s culinary scene. We start with a farm tour and learn about exotic fruit grown on Kauai. At the Kauai Marriott Resort, we join executive chef Guy Higa for an outdoor cooking demonstration and gourmet, four-course lunch made with Kauai grown ingredients. Our last stop is at Nani Moon Mead, where we’ll get an exclusive tour of Hawaii’s only meadery, and sample all five honey wines in the Nani Moon Mead collection. Ticket price includes a bottle of mead. You can read what LandingStanding said about this tour, or visit our Kauai Culinary Tours page. We have a Facebook photo album that shows how much fun the tour is, and our 5-Star TripAdvisor reviews. Chef Higa donates proceeds from his portion of the tour to the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. For a complete list of 2013 dates, check out our Kauai Culinary Tours Calendar. Call 808-635-0257 to make a reservation.
Saturday, April 20

Biochar Workshop

Kauai Nursery & Landscaping, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., free
Learn how to build and use a small biochar maker, as well as how biochar improves gardening and potting soil.

Explore in the Hanalei Valley where endangered birds flourish. Marta Lane photo

Explore in the Hanalei Valley where endangered birds flourish. Marta Lane photo

Friday, April 26

A Taste of Old Kauai

Waipa, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., $155
Tasting Kauai’s north shore tour is part agritourism and part ecotourism. We visit Waipa, one of 67 watersheds homesteaded by the first Polynesians, which remains undeveloped. This one-of-a-kind experience was designed by Tasting Kauai and the Waipa Foundation especially for those who wish to learn about traditional agriculture systems, endangered wildlife, and enjoy real Hawaiian food saturated in Kauai’s rugged beauty.
Tucked in a valley and surrounded by towering mountain ranges, our guests learn about Hawaii’s culture and food. Waipa is nestled in the Hanalei Valley which is an is a Wildlife Refuge and endangered birds flourish here. We explore a vast loi (taro garden) fed by auwai, or irrigation system, that supplies water from mountain streams.

Lunch is enjoyed on Hanalei Bay. Marta Lane photo

Lunch is enjoyed on Hanalei Bay. Marta Lane photo

At the “Poi Garage” we learn about Hawaii’s staff of life: taro, or kalo as it’s called here, and guests sample cooked taro corms, poi and kulolo, a traditional dessert made with coconut.
We tour the farm and learn how Waipa teaches kids about the circle of life through farm animals and gardens. Continuing through the property, we’ll learn the difference between native, canoe and introduced plants, while we walk to the Halulu Fishpond.
Lunch, prepared by Waipa’s chef, changes seasonally and is made with vegetables grown in onsite gardens, locally sourced meat or fish, and mamaki tea with lemongrass and mint. Guests eat ohana (family) style while enjoying the beauty and breezes of Hanalei Bay. Proceeds from this tour go to restore native plants and to preserve and perpetuate Hawaiian culture through education. For more information, visit A Taste of Old Kauai, or visit check out our Facebook photo album. To make reservations, call 808-635-0257.
Saturday, April 27
Next generation farmer, Sky Roversi-Deal. Daniel Lane photo

Next generation farmer, Sky Roversi-Deal. Daniel Lane photo

North Country Farms

Garden Workshop, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., $40 per person
“Want to get serious about growing food and eating off the land?” Asks Sky Roversi-Deal, of North Country Farms. “Of course you do, and so do we! But in order for our island’s nascent locally-based food movement to survive and thrive, we need to do more than just eat local vegetables, greens, and fruit, while importing beans, rice, and flour from out of state. Every culture has its “staple crops,” those dense plant foods like rice, bread, poi, and beans, rich in the carbohydrates that give us the energy to work and play and the proteins to build strong bodies and recover from injury. In conjunction with lots of fresh vegetables, fruit, meats, dairy, and seafoods, these foods are core components of a real and balanced diet, and need to be a significant part of our local food system as well.
“Whether you have acres of property or just a tiny backyard, years of garden experience or none at all, anyone can grow some of their own staples for food security, resilience, community building, profit, and pleasure. So come on over to North Country Farms and let Farmer Sky show you how. Sky has spent the past several years enthusiastically acquiring seed and plant stocks and learning to grow a number of staple crops through hands-on experience. Attendees will also receive some free, organically grown planting material and seeds to get started!”
Topics include:

  • North Country Farms. Daniel Lane photo

    North Country Farms. Daniel Lane photo

    Introduction to a select few tropical starchy root crops and pulses from around the world–all crops that North Country Farms has grown for years with great success and can highly recommend as easy-to-grow, nutritious, and tasty
  • How to propagate and grow these versatile, nutritious staples, with an emphasis on simple, low-input, labor-saving methods
  • Harvesting, preparing, and eating, with guidelines and recipe ideas

Advance registration with prepayment is required. To register, email Sky at, and send a money order or check payable to Sky Roversi-Deal to P.O. Box 723, Kilauea, HI 96754. You will receive a confirmation and directions to the farm. “Please bring a sunhat and a water bottle and leave the pets at home,” advises Sky. “We look forward to having you join us!”
Monday, April 29

The Power of the Indigenous: Native Success in Education and in Life

This event takes place in Honolulu, but I thought I’d post it because there is a lot of interest in this subject. Indigenous Educators, Ku-A-Kanaka and the Native American Alliance for Charter Schools (NAACS) presents The Power of the Indigenous: Native Success in Education and in Life, at the Hawaii Convention Center, in conjunction with Pacific Rim 2013 International Conference on Disabilities and Diversity.
This one-day Indigenous Education Institute brings together Hawaiian-focused and Native American Charter School leaders, as well as other global Indigenous educators to share Best Practices in Indigenous Education.
Topics include:

              • Native Values Inform Modern Instruction
              • Pedagogy of Place Drives 21st Century Curriculum
              • Traditional Practices Shape Modern Assessments
              • Local Communities Impart Global Skills and Responsibility

Each of the four 90-minute exchanges will be moderated by a facilitator and involve four, 15-minute speaker presentations, followed by a 15-minute small group discussion on the same topic, with the final 15 minutes to be used for discussion summaries and comments from the audience.
For more information about the Institute, or other information re: PacRim 2013 visit, or call me at (808) 775-0867.
KU-A-KANAKA – Indigenous Institute for Culture and Language
P.O. Box 1764 Honokaa, Hawaii 96727
Wednesday, May 1

Princess Cruise Grand Luncheon

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., $75
The Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kauai Community College invites you onboard The Grand Princess cruise ship where you’ll enjoy a elegant buffet luncheon, a fantastic tour of the ship, live music from Mark Rossi, and door prizes. All proceeds go towards the Kauai Community College Culinary Arts Student Scholarship.
There is no parking available at the dock. Shuttle services begin at 10 a.m., from the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center.
RSVP by April 16 by calling Karen Morita Lee at 808-245-0107.

Daniel Lane photo

Daniel Lane photo

Entrepreneurial Apiary Workshop

Kauai Community College

              • April 13,26,27
              • May 3

Jimmy Trujillo offers four comprehensive classes beginning with an Introduction to Honey Harvest. Each class is $25. Register for all four classes at once and get the whole package for $75. Call 808-245-8318 for details.