Chives, scientific name Allium schoenoprasum, are an edible species of the genus Allium. Their close relatives include the garlic, shallot, leek, scallion, and Chinese onion. A perennial plant, it is widespread in nature across much of Europe, Asia, and North America. This variety has white flowers and reproduces by bunching […]
Question: When is the Hawaii Kai boat ramp scheduled to be finished? A lot of fishermen and pleasure boaters are being inconvenienced and exposed to hazardous conditions without a pier to drop off and pick up individuals. Answer: If all goes as planned, a new public loading dock at the […]
There’s no building yet, but the sign is there. This is at the Hawaii Kai Towne Center near Ross. According to the Pacific Business News, July 29, 2019: The fast food chain had filed a building permit with the City and County Department of Planning and Permitting in January for […]
Also known as “Moses in the Cradle,” the oyster plant is hardy and can grow in shade, including indoor lighting. Popular due to its green foliage and purple underside, the plant reproduces through roots and can be divided easily. Good for weed control or shaded areas where other plants may […]
A hardy perennial bush herb.
Island Distillers has opened its facility behind Kaiser High School and offers vodka, okolehao and other alcoholic tastings from Wednesday through Sunday. Visit their website for more details.
Epazote (pronounced eh-pah-ZOH-teh) is an aromatic herb; both the fresh leaves and tender stems are used in cooking. The epazote plant is a leafy annual or short-lived perennial plant that can reach 4 feet in height. Its dark green, long, slender, jagged leaves end in a point. The flowers are green and […]
As the school year starts up in full swing, I’m posting a reminder of the FREE math, science and writing tutors available to public school students. For math and science, tutors are available live, at the time of contact. Through the miracles of modern technology, students and tutors can collaborate […]
Hawaiian baby woodrose is an ornamental plant that is related to the morning glory plant. The climbing vine can be found in Florida, California, and Hawaii as well as other warm weather climates. The flowers dry naturally and are often used in crafts such as wreaths.
Rau ram, also known as Vietnamese Coriander or Vietnamese mint is well known in Vietnamese cooking. Often pronounced as ‘zow-zam’, it is used as a cilantro substitute. Rau ram can often be substituted for either cilantro or mint. In Malaysia, the plant is known as laksa and often served there […]