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Maui | Weekend in Wailea

I promised you the second half of this Maui trip way back when, so here we have it (just a few months belated ^_^)

After a few days at Travaasa Hana, I flew back to Kahului. With this Kahului-Hana flight option, I don’t think there’s a need to do the Hana drive (but if you don’t have motion sickness, the drive is beautiful, especially if you stop for banana bread).

I rented a car at Kahului. It was my first time renting a car and I was so nervous I bought every type of insurance possible…

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Argentinian Yerba Mate, Part II

[I’m collaborating on a three-part series with Argentinian Yerba Mate. Over the course of the next few months we’ll explore how to make/drink yerba mate, origins of the brew, and ways to work with yerba mate as an ingredient. Hope you enjoy Part II today ^-^]

Over in Part I, we got a brief overview of Argentinian yerba mate and brewed yerba mate in a French press (instead of traditional gourd). I love the gourd, but it’s not always practical and the French press is an excellent tool for the everyday drinker.

I’ve also tried brewing Argentinian yerba mate in gaiwans and small 6oz pots, but French press works best if gourd is not an option. (I’ve had yerba mate ground superfine and pulled like a shot of espresso which was neat…subject for another day!) Today…

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