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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Friday, Sept. 27 – Spago Hosts Grow Some Good Dinner

Our school garden inspired dinner series continues with breathtaking sunset ocean views and extraordinary cuisine and wine with Chef Cameron Lewark and his awesome team at Spago. Guests will enjoy drinks at sunset, a four course meal with wine pairings and one amazing evening highly regarded by last yearʻs attendees as the “Babbetteʻs Feast” of the year!

Menu:

Scallop Thai Sashimi with Spicy Green Curry and Lemongrass Vinaigrette

Basil Ravioli with “Surfing Goat” Cheese and Heirloom Tomatoes

Duo of:
– Local Fish with Parsnip Puree, Confit Bacon, Roasted Kula Onions and Mushroom Nage
– Grilled Prime Beef with Horseradish Puree and Béarnaise

Upcountry Banana Cream Pie
Puff Pastry, Bananas, Crème Brûlée, Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream & Chocolate Sauce

When:
Friday, September 27
6:30 p.m.

Where:
Spago at Four Seasons Resort Maui
3900 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea, Maui

Menu Price:
$122 per person

Reservations:
Call (808) 874-8000

Proceeds benefit more than 2,000 elementary and middle school students who participate in Grow Some Good garden programs in South and Central Maui. Bon appetit!