I took this photo on the pier at Maui Bay. It was low tide at sunset. I like the way the thatch fringe frames the image at the top and the wooden railing subtly frames the bottom and right side of the image. There's a lovely interplay of shadow and light, a suggestion of horizon… Continue reading Postcard: Coral Coast, Fiji
Video slideshow of Leleuvia, an eco lodge island resort off Vanua Levu, Fiji. Features original music.
Farm supervisor Joeli and senior cocoa grower Richard start the tour with an introduction in the shop.A praying-mantis-looking insect inside the shop's small conservatory.Pupae on a plant in the conservatory that will transform into butterflies.Preparing chocolate for packaging in the temperature-controlled kitchen.A flower from a cocoa tree.Cocoa trees.Vanilla beans.Kava.Roro (taro).Cocoa fruit.Joeli opens cocoa fruit to… Continue reading KokoMana: Artisinal Chocolate and Agri-Forestry
We visited Flavio's, an upscale Italian specialty store, during our last trip to Denarau. He showed us how to make pappardelle from scratch, using 300 g of all-purpose flour.
https://videopress.com/v/HDLd5kMl?preloadContent=metadata Waidroka Bay Resort held a two-day "Cooking Masterclass" on traditional Fijian cuisine this past weekend. Head Chef Manasa taught the course, and he conceived an inventive menu with plenty of techniques I'd never encountered before. It was a fun and creative class, and I learned things that I can try at home. Day 1… Continue reading Video: Traditional Fijian Cuisine