Enjoying “the life”

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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.

Although only a bit over one year old (first issue published November 2010), Ke Ola has grown deep roots in our island community hosting a diverse cast of writers sharing stories as diverse as an article about a high school musical director who has jazzed up his students and band; koi fish; Earl Bakken, the Big Island resident inventor-philanthropist who conceived and built an external, wearable, battery-operated transistorized pacemaker and to the importance of honey bees in our quest for sustainability.

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 prestigeous 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 three of my features have been “spotlighted” on the page opposite the Hawai’i Island Farmers Markets listings page.

Jan/Feb – About Breadfruit and the recipe featured is for Breadfruit Fritters

March/April – About Purple Sweet Potatoes and the recipe is for Purple Sweet Potato, Yakon & Watercress Salad

May/June – About Taro and the recipe is for Taro Cream Soup


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.


You can order back issues of Ke Ola Magazine HERE or subscribe HERE

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