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Outing to Otaru and Last Day in Sapporo

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(Very late post from Summer 2016–There is so much Hilo love going on that I couldn’t fit this post in earlier!) We visited the town of Otaru. I love this town of beautiful glass… Continue reading

Only Easy: Frog Eye Salad

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By Misty I. I’m guessing you are more familiar with “menpachi eye” more than “frog eye” but don’t let the odd name of this dessert stop you from making it. It’s a tasty… Continue reading

Instant Pot Kalbi-ish Short Ribs

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Now that I’ve used my Instant Pot as a pressure cooker once with great results, I’m inspired to use it more.  I was afraid at first and used it only as a slow… Continue reading

Hiromi in Hilo–Ozoni

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By Hiromi W. Chung Today I would like to share my recipe for ozoni (mochi Soup). Ozoni is eaten on New Year’s Day in Japan, and tastes and food ingredients are different in… Continue reading

Creatures of Habit

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Do you know people who are creatures of habit?  What exactly does it mean to be a creature of habit?  At this moment, I am using the term to refer to someone who,… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s French Toast

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By Misty I. Having breakfast at a restaurant is a luxury to me, I don’t indulge in breakfast foods very often. But when I do I go fo’ broke with french toast, bacon,… Continue reading

Gardening in Hilo

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I’m an amateur gardener. I am not good at it but I enjoy it. Improving my garden is another goal I have for 2018. I love having a backyard that allows me to… Continue reading

Only Once a Year: Mochi Pounding

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By Misty I. Happy New Year!!! My husband’s first cousin Donn has a mochi pounding day at his home every year. It used to be at Grandpa Inouye’s in Pepe’ekeo but has since… Continue reading

Meal Prepping Green Eggs and Ham

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I’m still working on making good eating choices for my lifestyle. What that means to me is to eat food that is yummy but good for me.  It also means that I need… Continue reading

My Six ‘F’ Focus Words of 2018

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Happy New Year!!!We made it!  We made it through 2017.  We made it into 2018. I love new beginnings. Whether it is a new day, a new week, a new month, or a… Continue reading