Greetings from Hawai’i !!!

Aloha Everyone! Sorry it has been so long since our last post but as mentioned earlier, we have been having a whirlwind of a summer!! First leaving beautiful Cary, North Carolina and our wonderful new friends, we began our travels at the end of June taking us to Michigan, Illinois, Florida, The Bahamas, Texas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Arizona, California then finally back home to the Big Island, Hawai’i. Phew, I am tired just reliving it all. It was such a blessing being able to catch up with family that we haven’t seen in years. And being able to see those that we do see often is always a blast. Every moment we got to spend with each other was a pleasant reminder of how precious every day is and we will treasure every moment. While July and August was the longest and best vacation we’ve ever had, we lost our beloved GG. Mary Grace will be truly missed and I am so appreciative of being able to visit with her and the rest of the Loftus Family during our visit to Chicago. This summer we got to connect with a lot of our family during our Harris Reunion cruise and look forward to the next reunion in two years. Puerto Rico, here we come!!! And for the family we weren’t able to see, we look forward to you coming out to Hawaii!!!

The Loft & Learn site will be very sporadic again until October where we will be relaunching the site among other exciting news of re-branding! Yes we are re-branding the coffee company,Farm and  “Kids Loft” on Youtube . We will definitely keep you posted on our journey of restoring the farm and renovating our home!! Thank you for taking this wild ride with us, until next time,

Many Blessings,

Malaika Amani

          

   

           

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Yogurt Bundt Cake Recipe | The Loftus Kitchen

Chocolate Yogurt Bundt Cake Recipe

from THE LOFTUS KITCHEN

 

Ingredients

 

  • 3 tablespoons confectionery sugar (optional)
  • 1teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2cups flour
  • cup dutch process cocoa
  • 1 12teaspoons baking soda
  • 12cup margerine or butter, softened
  • 1 12cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 12cups greek yogurt
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Mix 1 Tbsp of flour with 1 tsp of coca and dist the inside of a greased 9 inch bundt or tube pan with this mixture, shaking out any excess.
  2. Sift 2 C flour and 2/3 C of cocoa together with the baking soda , set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, cinnamon and sugar together.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Add the flour mixture alternately with the yogurt in three parts.
  6. Do not over mix. Stir in the vanilla.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake in a 350 oven for 45-55 minutes, until a tester inserted comes out clean.
  8. .Cool for 10 minutes before inverting onto a rack to cool completely —–.

Happy Happy Happy Birthday Cheeks!!! We Love you.

 

The Journey | Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day Mom.

 

To an amazing woman and true warrior, Florence Etta Henderson Harris, you are a tremendous depiction of grace, determination, grit and beauty. You have lived a valiant life with courage and zest never looking back but always forward while appreciating life and living each moment to the fullest. You are constantly evolving and in motion! What a role model and inspiration you have been to me and continue to be. I marvel at the women you are still becoming as I know there is so much more to come…. I thank you for your spirit, you are a true blessing. 

I Love you Queen Mother aka (Gloria) hee hee hee (inside joke),

Malaika

And Happy Birthday Uncle Cleve, can’t wait to see you soon. You mean the world to us and we love you so much!!! We hope you have the most amazing birthday yet!!