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  1. Delicious Geography!

    It is finally time to announce the title of the book I have co-authored with my father—Delicious Geography: From Place To Plate. Hooray!!! It has been quite a labor of love and after many delays (and tears), I am happy to tell you that it is now available for pre-order on Amazon and will be

  2. Aloha Friends….

    It has been a long time since I wrote last.  It is because so much has happened.  Jim’s Dad  (we all called him Grandpa, or Pop) went to be with his Heavenly Father in February.  February 2, to be exact.  At just about 5:00 p.m.  We all had a little chuckle about that–that he probably

  3. Product Making With The Vanilla Boys

    A Family Business… It’s not easy owning your own business, it’s hard work. It’s a battle day in and day out. Some people will say that owning your own business allows you to create you own hours, take vacations when you want, and spend money when and where you want. Tracy and I really had

  4. Whats the first thing you think of when you hear Vanilla…By Jim Reddekopp

    It’s funny to think back for the first time I heard about vanilla. It had to be the thought of ice cream is as far back as I can remember. When I was a kid you would be out on Kawaihai in Hawaii Kai street playing and you would hear the music of the ice

  5. New Babies Have Arrived!

    There’s nothing quite like the feeling a proud parent experiences when their child is born. This will be the third time in my life that I’ve help give birth to brand new vanilla vines in Hawaii,  this particular child starting its birthing journey 2 years ago, on the Kona side of the Big Island of Hawaii. To start, we

  6. A close call on the farm

    I always believe that God is watching over us. This last week was a very scary one for our Son, Isaac Reddekopp. I had given Isaac the task of putting the shaft back onto the mower which he accomplished with good stride. The weeds had grown for sometime and mowing was long over due. We

  7. Something Special for Fathers Day

    With Father’s Day approaching quickly, I hope all of you are planning to do something special for those Dads in your life. June is a big month for my Jim, father of 5–he turned 51 on the fourth, celebrates Father’s Day and plus, we have our wedding anniversary as well (23 years!) We were married

  8. A Rainy New Year

    Happy New Year to all of you! We had quite a storm over the It is a dark and rainy morning here. I am welcoming it. It has been dry and this brings the ever needed green-ness that I love. The cast iron tub that Jim and Isaac restored for me for Christmas sits in

  9. Peanut Butter-Chocolate-Oat-Cinnamon-Vanilla Yummies

      One of my favorite comforting foods to eat is a bowl of Coaches Oats, laced with cinnamon,dotted with raisins, swirled with peanut butter and topped with a dusting of flaky sea salt. I can eat this at any time of day or night and be completely satisfied. This weekend, I decided to try to

  10. Summer Cilantro Salad

    Cilantro 1-crop

    Today is the beginning of Summer for us. It always starts with a bang because we have 3 birthdays within a 3 week period (Elliot is 13, Jim turns 50!!! and Grandpa turns 87). We are having a party with all of Elliot’s friends this afternoon. We have been working on a Farm Stay for

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