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LUNAFEST, Jackie Reys, Moon & Turtle, and Temple with Marla

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Wow! What a Friday night it was! It was so much fun, I forgot to take a picture with Marla, who I was hanging out with all night long! Marla was visiting from… Continue reading

Only Easy: Hilo-Style Sweet and Sour Spareribs

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By Misty I. August 14, 2019 Boy, I wish I could say this was my Grandma Ramos’ spareribs recipe. It’s not. I don’t have her recipe and I’ve beaten myself up trying to… Continue reading

Away to College — Shopping List

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My son is headed away to his first year of college. My friends and I have a range of emotions and feelings about our children leaving our homes. Some friends are feeling the… Continue reading

Day 6 Hilo to Hokkaido — Sapporo to Hilo

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It’s our last day in Japan. We woke up and made it to Nijo Seafood Market where we had delicious sushi for breakfast. I took the group to the same restaurant that I… Continue reading

Only Easy: Brie Mushrooms

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By Misty I. August 7, 2019 Mmmm…mushrooms! Do you like the garlicky flavors of escargot but could actually skip the snail?! If yes, have I got a recipe for you! This is perfect… Continue reading

Stoked for the Release of Stoke

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Did you know that a movie filmed on the Big Island will be released on August 6? I talked with Zoe Eisenberg (ZE), a Kalapana filmmaker who shared some background about her project,… Continue reading

Day 5 Hilo to Hokkaido — Otaru to Sapporo

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On day 5 of my Hokkaido trip, I woke up early and took a walk around the neighborhood. There isn’t a whole lot to see around the Kuramure ryokan but there was a… Continue reading

Only in Puna: ‘Ōhelo Cafe 2019

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By Misty I. July 31, 2019 We love ‘Ōhelo Cafe! My older son loves the burgers and lamb, my younger son loves the pizza, my husband loves the ribs and I love their… Continue reading

Day 4 Hilo to Hokkaido — Otaru

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I woke up feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep on a comfortable futon. We headed to our private dining room to enjoy a Japanese style breakfast. After breakfast, we headed off to… Continue reading

Only Easy: Lemon Icebox Pie

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By Misty I. July 24, 2019 I needed an excuse to use my new lemon sprayer I purchased in Sapporo recently. Don’t you just love Daiso?! I didn’t want to go to the… Continue reading