Royal Hawaiian | Oahu, Hawaii wedding venue

I love this photo of the bride as she first emerges from her room at the Royal Hawaiian. The expression on the man sitting on the porch shows just how stunning she looks.

Maui Grand Wailea Wedding Venue

The Grand Wailea on Maui is the perfect setting for a Hawaiian wedding, including an old Hawaiian style wedding chapel.  Right on the beach with a gorgeous sunset every evening.

Making homemade wine vinegar

  I know it sounds unbelievable, but we often have wine leftover.  We also have a difficult time finding a decent wine vinegar, so I had the idea of making it out of the leftover wine.  After all, how hard can it be?  Actually, unlike other projects, this one turned out to be really easy!…

True farm to table – artichokes with aioli

This was definately “farm to table”, since we actually went to the farm.  Artichokes are grown around Santa Cruz, and these were from the cliffs overlooking the Pacific.  The aioli was made with rosemary and garlic confit.  Tip: Garlic confit is a great thing to have on hand.  We make it by slowly cooking garlic in…