Let’s Talk Food: Miso soup

Thank you, CF Crivellone, an islander who is currently living on the mainland, for the nice email asking about miso soup. She has some white miso and would like to be able to make a good bowl of miso soup, like the ones served in many Japanese restaurants.

Tropical Gardening: Have we met our match with COVID-19?

We humans have considered ourselves at the top of the food chain above all the plants, fish, birds and mammals. But the real top of the food chain is actually the bacteria, virus and fungi that feed upon us! Coronavirus is just the most recent example of how nature may work to put us in our place so to speak. Great civilizations have disappeared due to plagues and pestilences in the past and We can learn these lessons as we tend our gardens.

Hawaii farmers union responds to COVID-19 crisis

The Hawaii Farmers Union United launched a task force to quickly organize local food production, aggregate existing food hubs and collaborate with certified commercial kitchens, door- to-door distributors and other stakeholders to address the economic impact of food sustainability from the global coronavirus crisis.

Let’s Talk Food: Coronavirus is affecting us all

Never in my lifetime has something brought us to our knees as the coronavirus has. We are weary of going out shopping, even to the grocery store. But being cautious at this time is important so we do not spread the virus.

Tropical Gardening: Vines add to Hawaii’s tropical ambiance

Good fences make good neighbors goes the old saying, and maybe in the old days it was the case. Stone walls are traditional and impressive, but expensive. Today, we have so many choices that an unattractive fence might create all kinds of neighbor problems depending on type of material used.

Volcano Watch: HVO’s geological sample collections are an important resource

In the past, HVO would occasionally post images of people collecting lava samples on our website. These photos usually featured a person (with little-exposed skin) holding a rock hammer, with a metal bucket nearby. The bucket contained water to “quench” the sample, solidifying the hot lava into a cold glass. Natural-fiber or heat-resistant gloves, and sometimes a face mask, protected the sample collector from heat radiating off the 1150-degrees-Celsius (2,100-degrees-Fahrenheit) lava. The hammer was used to scoop some of the molten material into the bucket, which would hiss and steam in reaction; more water would be added to cool down the sample so it could be placed in a cloth bag.

Can you help identify this photo?

The Tribune-Herald each Saturday is publishing a photo from the Lyman Museum’s John Howard Pierce Photography Collection. The Kona Historical Society generously donated the collection in 2007. The museum is seeking help identifying the people and places in the pictures, most of which are from the 1960s and ’70s. Those with information about the subjects in the photos can contact the museum at 935-5021 or archives@lymanmuseum.org. See identified photographs on Facebook at tinyurl.com/piercephotoid. THIS PHOTO (NO. 19576) was captured March 15, 1969.

Kiwanis Miso Soup Breakfast canceled

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 outbreak, the Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii regrets to inform the public that the Kiwanis Miso Soup Breakfast scheduled for Saturday, March 21, is canceled.