Juicing Kō for Lilikoi Lemonade!

IMG_8101Today we harvested two varieties of heirloom Kō sugar cane, talked story about canoe plants brought by the earliest Hawaiian settlers, and used a hand crank cane juicer to make lilikoi lemonade with K-5 grade students during Maui Family YMCA A+ after school program – part of a monthly healthy garden-based recipe series.

Did you know…? Raw cane juice contains only about fifteen percent total sugar content, all of which is in a raw unrefined form. The rest of the juice consists of water brimming with an abundance of vitamins and minerals. Freshly extracted cane juice – like other fresh juices – contain live enzymes and nutrients that are easily absorbed by the body for quick nourishment.IMG_8103

Special thanks to Andy from Maui Cane Juice for helping us make this a special day for our keiki! Look for Maui Cane Juice every Saturday morning at the Maui Swap Meet and Kihei Town 4th Fridays. So ono!

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Grow Some Good school garden fundraiser Four seasons resort maui

Friday, Nov. 1 – Ferraroʻs Hosts Grow Some Good Dinner

Grow Some Good school garden fundraiser Four seasons resort mauiMark your calendars! Friday, November 1 – Ferraroʻs Bar e Ristorante at Four Seasons Resort Maui will host a school garden-inspired dinner with gorgeous sunset views and wine pairings to raise funds for more than 2,000 students participating in Grow Some Good programs. Make your reservations today! Only 38 guests will be seated for this intimate four course menu engagement, created by Chef Nicholas Porreca.

In addition to helping Grow Some Good raise funds to support school gardens, Chef Porreca (pictured below) also participates in annual school garden harvests fests, teaching students how to create delicious dishes from school garden-grown produce. Mahalo to Chef Porreca and all our chef mentors who inspire our keiki to grow some good … and eat it too!

Hereʻs a sneak peak at the Nov 1 dinner menu:

6:00 p.m. Cocktails & Pupus
Lemongrass Basil Margarita

Pesto Flatbread, Tomato Confit, Taro Chips

6:30 p.m. Dinner with Wine Pairings

Note: Chef Porreca is offering vegetarian options in each course for guests who make their requests at time of reservation.
1st Course

Anthill Farms Chardonnay 2010
Green Papaya with Grilled Flank Steak
Garnished with Haiku Cherry Tomatoes, Mint

2nd Course

Evening Land Pinot Noir 2009
Grilled Line-Caught Ono
Purple Hawaiian Eggplant
Pine Nuts, Yogurt-Lemon Drizzle

3rd Course

Brewer Clifton Clos Pepe Pinot Noir 2009
Ko Sugar Cane Lemongrass Pork Ribs
Braised Kale
Plantain, Chili Pepper Mango Compote

Dessert

Chocolate Budino

Carmelized Apple Banana Compote with Candied Walnuts

MENU PRICE:
$89 per person

WHEN:
Friday, November 1
6 p.m. Cocktails and Pupus
6:30 p.m. Sunset Four-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings

WHERE:
Ferraroʻs Bar e Ristorante
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui

RESERVATIONS:
Call (808) 874-8000.  Ask for Ferraroʻs and mention Grow Some Good dinner when reserving.

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