Oh, heck no -- I didn't make those gorgeous spring rolls -- that was my pal Anne. Along with her husband, Brian, they cook amazing food and are consummate hosts. We just met up in Maui and I managed to avoid cooking the entire time. Pretty tricky of me. I think I needed a break to charge my "cooking inspiration" battery. Dishes like the one above do the trick!
It was a wonderful vacation, filled with lots of rest, visiting, reading, exercise, and excellent eating (see Exhibit "A", above).
A recommendation: Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olowalu (not far from Lahaina). It's absolutely charming inside and their banana bread is great.
Speaking of Oluwalu, since the last time we visited, there is now a great-looking place to camp: Camp Olowalu, right smack on the ocean. Both cabins and camping sites are available. It looked seriously fun.
We still love the Ka'anapali area for its proximity to hotels, shopping, dining and of course the Maui Beach Walk. I believe Hilo has been trying to get something similar built. It's really nice to be able to walk in such a beautiful spot for such a long way.
No menus right now, as I'm busy testing things out for a Wise Bread post. I will resume this coming weekend.
Photos of pretty Maui are below.