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Shoyu Chicken Udon

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By Misty I. Can you believe we are ¼ of the way through 2018? This is a picture of us on New Years Eve 2017. Time really does fly. I got this recipe… Continue reading

My Merrie Monarch Week in Hilo

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Merrie Monarch week has concluded in Hilo.  During this week, Hiloans share food, fun, fashion, and hula with friends from around the world.  A few years ago, my husband made friends with people… Continue reading

Only Easy: Post-Merrie Monarch Poi Patties

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By Misty I. Wasn’t Merrie Monarch Week amazing?! Hilo was definitely “lit” last week! Did you get to eat some Hawaiian food? If you have some leftover poi, perhaps you could make this.… Continue reading

Instant Pot Experiments: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

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I came across a recipe from the Damn Delicious blog.  The Instant Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat recipe that sounded delicious and warm on this rainy Hilo day. After going to work, picking up… Continue reading

Bamboo Hale Gourmet Luncheon with JCCIH

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The Bamboo Hale restaurant is run by second-year culinary program students at Hawaii Community College (HawCC). Delicious gourmet dishes are created and served by students while the culinary instructors work very hard to… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Portuguese Bean Soup and “Futsedas”

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By: Misty I. I follow two rules for Portuguese Bean Soup. Rule #1: No cabbage Rule #2: No macaroni My Portuguese/Irish grandmother Mary did not use those ingredients in her soup so I… Continue reading

Learning How to Risotto at HawCC

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As an employee of Hawaii Community College, we are encouraged to sign up for professional development.  Sometimes the PD opportunities are serious and sometimes they are less serious.  I count the cooking workshops… Continue reading

Tennis Team Potluck = Soba Salad

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My daughter is playing tennis for Hilo High School these days and loves it.  She loves the sports as well as the people on the team with her. This is my first experience… Continue reading

Only Easy: Nori Tsukidani Salmon

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My MIL made a salmon dish the other night that was totally on the “only easy” spectrum. I had never heard of it and was excited to try it. It was oishii! If… Continue reading

Oden Cooking Class

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My friends and I love food. We love to eat it and we love to try to learn how to cook it.One evening, we got together at a friend’s house to learn how to… Continue reading