Let’s Go Hawaiian—The Honu Sea Turtle Quilt

6.11.03 HA 32Legend says that the honu, green sea turtles, watch over the children of Hawaii.

The Honu Sea Turtle Quilt pattern is available—$10 plus s/h.Honu Sea Turtle Quilt Finished

Email lisa@lisacarterauthor.com to purchase.

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Let’s Go Hawaiian–Making a Breadfruit Quilt

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Traditionally, the breadfruit pattern was the first tackled by would-be Hawaiian quilters. To those who complete this quilt, legend says, will be a fruitful life, filled with wisdom and knowledge.

Visit this site for free breadfruit quilt pattern—Be sure to observe all terms and conditions.

http://www.quiltshawaii.com/freepattern.html

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Let’s Go Hawaiian—Quilts Shopping

My favorite quilt shops that specialize in Hawaiian fabrics and quilt patterns—

delicate-beauty-300Pacific Rim Quilt Company—Janice Lee Baehr was a great help to me in researching the Lokelani Rose quilt featured in Aloha Rose. Lots of great info on their website—http://www.prqc.com/.prqc

Maui Quilt Companymauiquiltshop—thanks, ladies, for your kindness to this traveling haole quilter. Visit their website at www.mauiquiltshop.com.seahorsequilt

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Let’s Go Hawaiian—Imiloa

imiloaImiloa—seeker of knowledge or profound truth, truth-seeker

 

 

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Like the Magi—Matthew 2:1-2 “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

000011623557This Christmas, may you find in Him all you seek. He is The Way, The Truth, The Life.

Mele Kalikimaka from Aloha Rose.

Let’s Go Hawaiian—Malasada Donut #Recipe

The donut of choice in the Hawaiian islands—most recipes are family favorites, handed down from Portuguese ancestors who made Hawaii home.
malasadasIngredients: Makes 1 dozen
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees)
6 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup water
1 cup evaporated milk
6 eggs
2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
Extra white sugar
Directions:
  1. Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1/4 cup warm water; set aside.
  2. In small bowl, beat eggs until fluffy.
  3. Put flour and salt in large bowl, making a well in the center. Into the well add yeast mixture, eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, melted butter, milk, 1 cup water, and salt. Beat thoroughly to form a soft, smooth dough. Cover, let dough rise until doubled.
  4. Do not punch down. Turn dough over and let rise again.
  5. Heat oil to 375 degrees. Drop dough by big teaspoonfuls into oil, fry until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, shake in a brown bag containing extra sugar to coat, and serve hot.
  6. If malasada centers are too doughy, turn down heat on fryer and allow donuts to cook longer before removing from oil.

Enjoy. Remember—Kai Barnes says only haoles add nutmeg or cinnamon to sugar mix used to coat hot donuts.

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Let’s Go Hawaiian—Aloha Chicken #Recipe

alohachickenIngredients

5 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips or cubed

1/2 cup frozen orange juice

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 sesame oil

Instructions

1. Salt and refrigerate chicken for 30 minutes.

2. Combine remaining ingredients and place with chicken in crockpot.

3. Cook on high 2-3 hours.

4. Prepare jasmine rice according to box instructions, substituting coconut milk for water.

Garnish entree with pineapple chunks.

Enjoy.

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Let’s Go Hawaiian—Equine Therapy

What is equine therapy?

How can it be used—as in Kai’s dream in Aloha Roseto treat returning veterans with more invisible wounds?

Why equine therapy in this 1 minute video

How it works in this 5 minute video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qx-UTXE1MbM—5 minutes

Read this excellent article to find out what you can do to help.

http://www.calicojunctionnewbeginningsranch.org/ptsd.html

Let’s Go Hawaiian—What is a paniolo?

000001101702The Big Island has a rich “cowboy culture” more than a century old. Like the fictional Franklin Ranch, paniolo (thought to derive from the Hawaiian pronunciation of ‘espanol’) culture is centered in the upcountry ranchlands of Waimea. In 1798, Captain George Vancouver presented Kamehameha with five black longhorn cattle. Horses arrived five years later.

panioloIn 1816, when John Palmer Parker married royal granddaughter Kipikane, he was awarded two acres of land for $10. With the help of Hawaiian workers, Parker quickly established a booming beef, tallow and hide business with whaler ships.

By 1832, Parker contracted Mexican vaqueros, to wrangle his herd. They brought boots and saddles, a new language and a new lifestyle for the island. The vaqueros trained local men to rope and ride. Their cultural contribution to the Big Island includes the guitar, ukulele, and close-knit family and community ties.

cowboy1Over the next century, the Parker Ranch grew into one of the world’s largest privately-owned cattle ranches. Paniolo traditions continue. Although today’s paniolo often use ATV’s in open country, you can visit local ranches and explore the beautiful landscapes of Waimea either on horseback or ATV trail rides. Pau riders, women dressed in colorful flowing garments, still exhibit paniolo traditions during island parades and festivals with both the riders and their horses draped with fabulous leis.

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Let’s Go Hawaiian—Behind the Scene Photos in the Creation of Aloha Rose

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Anyone remember what happened between Kai and Laney while taking a picture of this guy, the honu, green sea turtle?

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What sights did Laney see in her personalized helo tour of the Big Island, courtesy of Kai Barnes?

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Why was the Place of Refuge so meaningful to Kai?

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What was Laney’s favorite Old Testament mural in the Franklin family church?

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Scene of the Franklin Ranch waterfall

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