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A Lemon from Grace Helped me Make a Quick Israeli Salad

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My fabulous friend Grace and her family raise/grow a lot of things.  We often get freshly-laid eggs and I sometimes get bittermelon and calamansi in addition to ground beef and kalua pork. They… Continue reading

Empty Nesting, part II

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. So. We were full on delicious, locally sourced food. Not overfull, but too full to order that lilikoi bar on macadamia nut crust that was beckoning my name.… Continue reading

No Kids at Home so–Cafe Concerto

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There are all kinds of ways our youth can get involved in organizations.  On this Friday evening, my daughter was on Kauai with her soccer team for a tournament and my son was… Continue reading

Bunka no Hi (Japanese Culture Day) in Hilo, Hawaii

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30th Annual Hilo Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair

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Hilo, Hawaii – Malamapono Events Management, LLC, presents the 30th Annual Hilo Christmas Extravaganza Craft Fair on November 17-18, 2017 at the Edith Kanaka’ole Tennis Stadium. The Extravaganza features 100 of the best… Continue reading

Only Live Once: The Japan Carb List

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By Misty I. Warning…this post may make you want to eat a doughnut. Okay, maybe two. So, if you are trying to work on losing some jiggle or that pesky muffin top stop… Continue reading

Empty Nesting Test Drive, part I

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. A weekend without the kids?? A weekend without the kids!! There was a time when that phrase would have immediately relaxed my shoulders, put a smile on my… Continue reading

Getting to Kealakehe via Waimea:  Açaí Bowl, Soccer, Costco 

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It was a busy Saturday for me. My son is in the Hilo High Band who marched in the Veteran’s Day parade in downtown Hilo. My daughter had her first high school soccer… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: 5 Other Things to Eat at Takenoko

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By Misty I. Anne’s post a few weeks ago got me thinking about Takenoko Sushi. Like Anne, if I get invited to Takenoko I move heaven and earth to be there! But, I… Continue reading

Not All Nightmares Are That Bad

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. Chiara M., grade 8 Every teenager’s worst nightmare is to have to spend a night out in public with their mother and her friends. Especially if your mother… Continue reading