Hana Fruit Stand

Maui Tropical Fruit

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Where to find the best Maui tropical fruit It goes without saying that you will try some of Maui’s tropical fruit while visiting the island.   Probably on your first meal outing.  Papaya, mango and pineapple are on just about every menu no matter where you go.  But those who live on the island know [...]

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Thanksgiving Day in Maui – Top 5 Things to Do

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There are many ways to enjoy Thanksgiving day in Maui and I won’t go into everyone of them here but I will share with you my Top 5 Things To Do if you’re visiting Maui for Thanksgiving. Having lived for close to 20 years in Hawaii I have experienced Thanksgiving day in Maui in dozens [...]

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Things to Do In Maui Hawaii On A Return Trip

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Going back to Maui? …you may want to repeat one of the other top 5 things to do in Maui from the previous article.  You could add these to your first visit also, but unless your here for 2 weeks it could be daunting to get them all in.  I have lived on Maui for [...]

Oheo Bridge & divers

Road to Hana – A Maui Must Do

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Road to Hana – A Maui Must Do Many people visit Maui and wish they could live the island lifestyle.  Having lived on Maui for over 20 years as a professional photographer I have to say I feel fortunate to have such beauty around me every day.  This is especially true of the road to Hana. [...]

Fresh Maui Fruit

Maui Fruit Trees – Bananas and Coconuts

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Maui Fruit Trees Maui fruit trees produce some of the tastiest tropical fruits you may ever encounter. Although there are many kinds of fruit trees it would be difficult to list them all here, so I’ll stick with the two most popular ones: bananas and coconuts! Banana trees are one of the fastest growing plants [...]

Marinated & Rubbed Smoked Turkey

Turkey Marinade

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Turkey Marinade Turkey isn’t just for holidays when you have the right marinade. Give this a try and bring a taste of Hawaii in your kitchen. Ingredients 1 quart (4 cups) Aloha brand Shoyu (soy sauce) Not all soy sauces are created equal – find Aloha if you can 1 cup brown sugar 8-12 ginger [...]

Baby Back Ribs

Dr. Ds Maui Rub

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Dr. D’s Maui Rub This amount of rub will cover just about any main dish for an Aloha Friday backyahd BBQ session, plus everyone always brings pupus and side dishes. In Hawaii, we don’t eat till we’re full, we eat till we’re tired. Shoots! Ingredients 3 tbsp paprika 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp pepper [...]