Leprechaun Tricks

'Lil mischief, family fun, and "Parties We Have Held"

Kaffir Lime Cashews

When the kids started selling kaffir lime leaves a the Farmer’s Market, no one knew what to do with them. We printed out our favorite Evil Jungle Prince recipe (included … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tips for Traveling with Kids

Heading somewhere for Spring Break, but worried about the plane ride and keeping the kids entertained and your sanity intact Traveling with my kids became MUCH easier when we added … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Our “15 Seconds” in Honolulu Family Magazine

Check out the kids making popsicles in the Summer, 2013 issue of Honolulu Family Magazine. This “Cool Pops” photo shoot was a ton of fun! We are already working on something … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Isabella’s Classmates Tour the Garden

Each of the 1st and 2nd grade classrooms from Mid Pacific Institute came to tour the garden as part of their unit on botany. They had an hour to identify … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Selling our Plants at the Farmer’s Market

This weekend we joined the Littlest Co-op at the Ala Moana Farmer’s Market. The Littlest Co-op is a group of children who sell home-grown plants and learn about business.  In … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Favorite Baba Ghanoush and Pesto Recipes

We served these two dishes when the 1st and 2nd graders came to visit. We wanted to show them what we were currently making from the plants in our garden. … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Aucello’s Famous Lilikoi Lemon Bars

  At least once a year, the lilikoi vines all over our garden flower and fruit, leaving us with hundred of lilikoi, or passion fruit. We eat them for breakfast, … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Sunflower House

When Isabella was in preschool, we read a book called Sunflower House by Eve Bunting. It told of sunflower seeds being sown in a big circle to create a “room” … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Make Your Own Water Wall

Whether your kids love or hate bath time, here’s a new twist that will make cleaning up just that much more fun. When Luca was in preschool, the parents, teachers … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Earth Day Project – Start Your Own Worm Bin!

Don’t throw away that celery! Save the banana peels! Turn your kitchen scraps into rich fertilizer for your garden. In honor of Earth Day, start a simple worm bin composting system. … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Garden in Hawaii Home and Remodeling Magazine

Last spring our family and garden was featured in Hawaii Home and Remodeling magazine. Scroll to page 72/73 in this digital version (page 104 in the hard copy) to find … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

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