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Kauai Tropical Tea

Hibiscus sabdariffa, commonly known as Thai roselle, is what puts the zing in Celestial Seasonings’ Red Zinger Tea. ©2015 Daniel Lane
Hibiscus sabdariffa, commonly known as Thai roselle, is what puts the zing in Celestial Seasonings’ Red Zinger Tea. ©2015 Daniel Lane

Hibiscus sabdariffa, commonly known as Thai roselle, is what puts the zing in Celestial Seasonings’ Red Zinger Tea. ©2015 Daniel Lane

Last week, I bought roselle buds and local honey at the Kealia farmers market. Instinct and Mother Nature compelled me to combine them with a few things from my garden, which resulted in this Kauai Tropical Tea. The color is so beautiful and the flavor is so delicious, I thought I’d share. I’ve also included another tea recipe at the bottom. 

Mango Sauce

       

Sauteed Kauai Shrimp with Mango Sauce.

Sauteed Kauai Shrimp with Mango Sauce.


Mango sauce that’s sweet, tangy and spicy, and goes well with tofu, fish, chicken or seared Kauai Shrimp. It’s so good, you can use leftovers on morning yogurt! Makes about one cup.

Kauai Mango Season

Haden mangoes are mild in flavor with a small amount of fiber.


Right now, scent of mangoes cling to the thick air at Kauai farmers markets. Typically, mango season in Hawaii varies on climate conditions, but they usually begin ripening in April and are available throughout October. Flowering begins in early spring when showy clusters, which grow up to 16-inches long, cascade down trees that grow up to 100 feet tall.

Anniversary Dinner at Jo2 Kauai

usLast week Dan and I celebrated 16 years of marriage. We began the day with a walk on the beach and came across a heart that someone drew in the sand. We took a selfie and posted it on Facebook, which prompted one of Tasting Kauai’s fans to write, “Happy Anniversary! Now, I want to know WHERE do the two of you go TO DINNER to celebrate?”

Sheraton Kauai's Table 53 Hits $100,000 Milestone

Pele’s Passion at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo.

Pele’s Passion at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo.

Pele’s Passion at RumFire. Daniel Lane photo.


Sheraton Kauai Resort announces that over $100,000 has been donated to benefit the Kauai community through the resort’s Table 53 charity program since its inception in October 2012. On a monthly basis, all net food and beverage proceeds from RumFire Poipu Beach’s table number 53 is donated to a local charity. In June, proceeds from Table 53 will support the islands’ keiki through the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii.