Category Archives: Macadamia nuts

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How long to grow a macadamia nut?

IMG_2419How long to grow a macadamia nut?

Macadamia nuts take almost as long to grow as baby  in the womb, about 8 months. From flower to nut, macadamia nuts take their time to develop their buttery, sweet, and crunchy flavor and texture.  We grow our macadamia nuts Certified Organic, which means we fertilize and feed our trees only certified organic ingredients, we weed-whack instead of spraying chemicals for weed control.  We believe the more nutrient rich soil the better the macadamia nuts are for your heath and better the flavor.

Macadamia nuts are grown in a variety of soils and conditions but macadamia nuts love water and good aeration.  Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, with its rich volcanic soils and tropical climate, does just that. The nuts are then picked off the IMG_2422ground by hand about every 6-8 weeks. They have a year round growing season although the quantity of nuts that fall is minimal in the summer.

Now, is harvest time. Our macadamia nuts have had plenty of rainfall this past year and growing conditions have been beautiful. Macadamia nuts are rich in Omega 3’s and 6’s in perfect balance and considered a superfood by some.  Our unique dehydrating process allows the nuts to maintain their vitality and brings out their true flavor.

We hope you try our Certified Organic dehydrated Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts. We are the one of a kind here in the U.S.

Thank you for supporting famers directly.

Mahalo from all of us at Mahina Mele Farm

Kollette and Jason Stith

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Mac Nut Availability

I just wanted to talk about mac nut availability in the coming weeks.  We are keeping the store open so you can continue to order.  Orders will be fulfilled in the order they are placed.  Our next ship date is October 21.  We apologize for the delay but farming is a ROLLER COASTER!    After going through the scant summer months with very little to harvest, we are now coming into the full harvest season and there are lots of nuts out there!  However besides mother nature to wrangle with we also have the human element as well.  Our pickers work very hard, hand-picking the nuts from the ground and they, like every one else on the planet, need and deserve a break.  Unfortunately they took theirs last month right when were promising nuts to our customers!

So now we have our beloved pickers back, rested and ready; and we have nuts and nuts and nuts to harvest as well.  Now we go forth to clean the land and prepare for the harvest.  So again thank you for your patience and continued support.  We look forward to sending you your next shipment of delicious macadamia nuts from Mahina Mele Farm.  Remember the next ship date is Oct 21! Aloha

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia Nut Recipes

Macadamia Nut Recipes
Macadamia Nut Cheese and Milk
Macadamia nuts that are dehydrated can be so versaltile,
Macadamia nuts can return to their original state by soaking them for 20-30 min in cold water.
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When macadamia nuts are in their original state you can easily make macadamia nut milk and cheese at the same time.
Making Macadamia Nut Cheese
1.Blend 1 cup of soaked macadamia nuts with 1 cup water in blender of food processor until creamy smooth, add water until you have a slurry that can be poured.
2.Pour mixture into cheese cloth and allow the macadamia milk to drain into a bowl for 6 hours or so.
3. take the macadamia cheese in the cheese cloth and mix with salt and lemon to taste, this helps the fermentation process.
4. I make into small patties and sprinkle with herbs and edible flours for a beautiful plated dish, place in refrigerator.
5. Also I individually wrap the patties in wax paper to eat over the course of 1-2 weeks.
Enjoy the yummy Organic Raw vegan macadamia nut cheese!

Making Macadamia Nut Milk

  1. Take the milk drained from the cheese making process and add sweetener of choice (optional: use 2 drops liquid vanilla stevia, a date, a dried fig, or 1 tbsp. maple syrup if needed)
  2. Since macadamia milk has a short shelf life, place in refrigerator and enjoy for the next 2-3 days.

Enjoy yuor Organic Raw Vegan Macadamia Nut milk!

 

Mahalo from all of us at Mahina Mele Farm

Kollette and Jason Stith

Organic Macadamia Nut & Oil Recipes

Organic Macadamia Nuts & Oil Recipes, a chefs delight! Macadamia nuts & Oil are extremely versatile from nuts to cheese, butter, baking, stir-fry, popcorn, dessert, fish, etc…..

Here’s how we use macadamia nuts and oil here on Mahina Mele Farm..

Macadamia nut tips and hints

• Macadamia nuts can be substituted for other nuts measure for measure in most recipes and vice versa.

• Some recipes call for ground macadamia nuts. Simply put them in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

Macadamia Nut Butter

Blending for awhile  you’ll end up with nut butter-yum.

• If you do over-process, macadamia nut butter is delicious as a spread. No need to add anything to the butter but a hint of salt brings out more flavor we also add chocolate to make a chocolate macadami nut butter great with a spoon.

• Ground macadamia nuts can be used as a filler and flavor enhancer in ground meat, poultry and seafood dishes.We love Macadamia nut crusted fish…

Use ground nuts in pastry dough or sprinkle on the bottom of pie shells for a delightful change of taste.

• Our nuts are dehydrated but you may lightly toast nuts before adding to the recipe will yield a new flavor.

• Always let toasted nuts cool down before grinding or chopping to prevent them from becoming oily or pasty in texture.To toast: Spread nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place in 350-degree F. oven. Toast until golden, about 12 to 15 minutes. When using a toaster oven, cut the time in half. It’s best to toast only what you need at the time as toasted nuts will not store as well as raw nuts.

• Macadamia nuts pair particularly well with coconut, chocolate, and fish.

Macadamia nut Oil is a high heat oil that can be used instead of other oils in baking to add a nutty flavor, it also it amazing with stir-fry and makes the best popcorn ( a family favorite!). We also use it for our salad dressing,

1 tbl sugar

1 tbl salt

3 cloves of garlic pressed

Mix together and let stand for 5-10 min

add 1 part balsamic   2 parts oil and shake or mix

You ll have the tastiest salad dressing!

Macadamia Nut Cheese

Macadamia Nut cheese is easy to make,,,

soak macadamia nuts for 1 hour

Blend macadamia nuts in blender with 1 cup water

put through cheese cloth ( what drips out is macadamia nut milk)

what is in the cloth is cheese, add salt and lemon to desired taste to help preserve the cheese.

make into patties and enjoy a soft delicious cheese great on crackers.

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

8.5 fl oz bottle of organic macadamia nut oil

Try and see all the versatility in macadamia nuts,

fro our farm to you, Kollette and Jason Stith

 

 

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Certified Organic Kona Coffee

Certified Organic Kona Coffee is a rare commodity. Farm-Direct Certified Organic gourmet Kona Coffee, we put our care and attention into every step in the process of making a great cup of coffee. Starting with the soil, farmed organically and bio-dynamically, picked at its peak of perfection, fermented, dried, milled, and roasted. We deliver freshly roasted Kona Rose Coffee weekly. We love what we do and love the delicious chocolate and fruity undertones of this balanced, rich and smooth cup of Kona,. An experience every time. Try and Enjoy a world famous cup of coffee,Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

Peaberry drying before roasted

Peaberry drying before roasted

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Kona Rose Coffee Trees

Kona Rose Coffee Trees

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

Hawaiian Raw Macadamia Nuts- Certified Organic

Hawaiian Raw Macadamia Nuts- Certified Organic. A true Super food and we are the only ones! Dehydrated and Certified Organic we are a family run business since 2005. We take pride in delivering nutritious macadamia nuts starting with the soil we grow them in. Using Certified Organic and Bio-Dynamic growing methods we produce the sweet and buttery macadamia nuts Hawaii is known for. We are located on the Big Island of Hawaii with 60 inches of rainfall a year, a perfect growing region for macadamia nuts and Kona Coffee.  Our passion is serving the best possible food available and we dont know of anyone else on the islands doing it quite the same. Try and taste the difference of Raw Dehydrated macadamia nuts packed with vitality. We are always here, email or call to order.

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

jason@konarosecoffee.com/ 808-328-8987

www.mahinamelefarm.com

Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith

Macadamia Nuts in shell with husks

A Superfood-Organic Macadamia Nut

.A  Super Food-Organic Macadamia Nut

“What can compare to the sweet, buttery mac nut’s tender embrace? As far as nuts, seeds, and pseudo-nuts go, its fatty acid profile is unparalleled. Throw a handful into a bowl of Greek yogurt, along with blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries (or any berry, really), and you’ve got yourself a rich, masterful dessert with minimal linoleic acid. And it’s got good amounts of magnesium, manganese, thiamine, copper, and iron. Not to mention some fiber too. Pack a baggy full and you’ve got yourself the perfect trail food for day long hikes.

I tend to get a little carried away when it comes to those little mouth bombs of satiety, so I apologize. Today’s post concerns the mac nut’s lifeblood: macadamia oil. I know what I’ve said about seed oils in the past, but this is different. I liken the concept of macadamia nut oil to that of olive oil; they are inherently, obviously, blatantly fatty foods, and extracting said fat isn’t a stretch, nor does it require industrial solvents and complex processes (they may do so to increase production and efficiency, but you can crush a mac nut and leave an oily residue; you can’t do the same for a kernel of corn to produce corn oil). In fact, the layman extracts his own virgin, first-press macadamia nut oil every time he bites into one. You can feel the macadamia oil droplets oozing out of the obliterated nut mass and into your mouth. Being the most energy (specifically, fat-derived energy) dense nut of all, it’s totally saturated with the stuff.

Macadamia oil imparts a mild, buttery, rather macadamia-y flavor to foods, but it’s mild enough to use for homemade mayonnaise. It is highly shelf-stable and resistant to heat-induced oxidation; in one test, it bested rice bran oil, walnut oil, sesame oil, almond oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, and hazelnut oil in an oxidative potential test. Of all the seed and nut oils, macadamia oil withstood temperatures up to 120 degrees C (about 250 degrees F) without significant oxidation. It also excelled at the shelf stability test, being the only oil tested that exceeded the manufacturer’s given “best-before” date. I rarely expect companies to be totally accurate, but to be completely wrong in the opposite direction is a nice surprise! Keep your macadamia oil in a dark bottle and in the fridge, or a cool dark place, and I bet it’ll stay fresh even longer. I’m still wary of doing any heavy duty sauteeing or high heat grilling using macadamia oil as the primary fat, but it looks to be pretty stable as far as oils go with a smoke point of anywhere between 210 and 234 degrees C (410-453 degrees F), depending on who you ask.Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/macadamia-oil/#ixzz48UKPwlRY” I love this article!!

.A  Super Food-Organic Macadamia Nut

Organic Macadamia Nuts The freshest nuts available!

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

Your Organic Macadamia Nuts and Macadamia Nut Oil are here! Fresh direct from the farmer to you, Mahalo for your support Kollette and Jason

 

 

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

The freshest Macadamia Nuts!

Aloha We at Mahina Mele Farm want to explain how we produce the freshest macadamia nuts possible! We are harvesting the macadamia nuts here on the Big Island of Hawaii all year round. The nuts love water and produce more during the fall, winter, and spring. We harvest the nuts, husk, crack, and dehydrate immediately for 3 days at 150 degrees. Once the nuts are removed from the dehydrators they are packaged and shipped with in 24 hrs. Not only are we the only certified organic macadamia nut producers that we know of here in the U.S. but we are also the freshest. Enjoy and taste the difference direct from the farmer, Mahalo Kollette and Jason macuir 2015 harvest smallStith

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Organic Kona Coffee-Roasted to Order

Aloha we are Mahina Mele Farm, a Certified Organic Kona Coffee Farm. We are family run and pride ourselves in delivering the perfect cup of Kona. It starts with how we feed our soil. We use bio-dynamic and organic farming practices to nurture and feed each tree. The trees are harvested at their peak to produce the richest and full bodied cup of Kona available. Our Kona Rose Coffee is roasted to order and will ship to you immediately. There aren’t too many of us organic Kona Coffee Farmers out here but once you try coffee that has been fed and nurtured, harvested at its peak of perfection and roasted to order, you will try the best gourmet Kona coffee available.

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Ripe Kona Coffee berries

Peaberry drying before roasted

Peaberry drying before roasted

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Roasted Kona Rose Coffee

Mahalo from our family to you, Kollette and Jason Stith

Organic Macadamia Nuts
The freshest nuts available!

Organic Macadamia Nuts in Hawaii

Mahia Mele Farm produces the freshest Organic Macadamia Nuts in Hawaii. Macadamia Nuts are year round crop here and we process them weekly. Nuts are husked, dried, cracked, then

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

dehydrated Macadamia Nuts

dehydrated at low temps so that they are considered raw. We ship the the day they are packaged. They are buttery, sweet, and crunchy, there is nothing quite like them. We are a family run for 11 years and pride ourselves i providing the highest quality macadami nuts available. Try and see what we are talking about or contact usif you have any questions. Yum and straight from the Big Island of Hawaii. Mahalo Kollette and Jason Stith