Got leftover rice in the refrigerator? Kimchi bokkeumbap is a great way to make a meal in one. Just top with a sunny-side up egg and you have a complete meal! The starch molecules in the stale rice have crystallized or retrograded, so the grains are hard and dry, which make for perfect fried rice.
Geodetic surveys measure the change in shape of our volcanoes due to changes in magma supply and storage. The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has a long history of using many different types of instruments and technologies over the decades to detect these changes.
When the first Polynesians arrived in these Islands, there were very few plants available as a food supply. Fortunately, they brought a great variety with them that we refer to as canoe plants. These included, banana, sugar cane, breadfruit, mountain apple taro, coconut and scores of others. They also brought pigs, jungle fowl and rats that changed our forests forever. At first, Hawaiians had to survive on food from the sea, seabirds, flightless birds like the Nene and others that soon became extinct. Once they established their gardens, life likely became much easier.
COVID-19 shut down the Rotary Club of Hilo’s annual in-person, 1,200+ person event last year. This year, not even a world-wide pandemic will stop the Hilo Brewfest.
Research on novel cancer treatments swept the competition at this year’s Hawaii District Science and Engineering Fair held in March.
“Karaage” is Japanese fried chicken, created by a Toyoken restaurant in Beppu, Japan. You can find chicken karaage in convenient stores around Japan, such as 7-11, FamilyMart and Lawson.
Acoustic communication is incredibly important to forest birds: It plays a major role in how they choose mates, maintain territories, find food, each other and avoid being eaten.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, folks worldwide, and Hawaii as well, have fantasized about travel to all kinds of exotic places. It is forecast that the travel industry will soon be booming. However, some caution should be considered. Hawaii is a great choice for most mainlanders, but what about residents of Hawaii that have dreams of Machu Pichu, Tahiti or Southeast Asia?
Mental Health America Hawaii recently honored PBS Hawaii, its Hiki No program and its teacher partners for their extraordinary efforts to elevate student voices throughout the state.
The Big Island Press Club is awarding scholarships totaling $3,000 to four students this year. The press club annually awards scholarships at an event to students pursuing a higher education in journalism or a related field.
The Halema‘uma‘u lava lake celebrated its 5-month anniversary by doing what we all like to do on our special day, taking a break. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park suggested that Kilauea’s summit eruption was getting ready for a “luana iki” or little rest, a more poetic way of describing a pause in eruptive activity.
The Kona Crime Prevention Committee recognized Hawaii Police Department Officer Conrad Iranon as Officer of Month Award for April 2021.
“Disturbing” and “a bit like Frankenstein” are the words that postmodern artist Ken Little first used to describe his works on view at the East Hawaii Cultural Center in the exhibition, “Tight Hide,” that will open June 5 and run through July 30.