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Garden Separation Anxiety

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I am preparing to go on a week-long trip and other than thinking about what I need to pack, I’m also thinking about my plant babies that I’ll be leaving behind for a… Continue reading

Only Easy: Kim Chee Burgers

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By Misty I. This stuff is dangerous. One glorious weekend a year, these tangy Korean-inspired delights are sold at Walter Victor Baseball Complex here in Hilo. Yup…kim chee burgers baby! The umami-rich smell… Continue reading

Is This For Your Husband?

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I stopped at Subway in Downtown Hilo to pick up some sandwiches for lunch today. I ordered sandwiches for my husband, myself, and my daughter. As I completed my order, the cashier asked… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Summer Berry Cobbler

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By Misty I. Need a ridiculously easy summer dessert for your Independence Day BBQ? Make this! It takes less than ten minutes to prep. I literally throw this together an hour before my… Continue reading

Kids are Growing Up and so is my Garden (Goya Champuru Recipe)

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Since my children are now in high school and fairly independent, I am finding that I have more time to indulge in some of my hobbies.  One of my hobbies that I am… Continue reading

Only In Hilo: Pandamonia’s Paletas

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By Misty I. Have you tried a paleta? It’s a Latin American ice pop. I heard about it a few months ago from my friend Kilohana. It’s located at the Ali’i Ice House… Continue reading

What’s Your Go-To Camera? Why I got an Olloclip

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I love taking photos. The camera I use is the one on my iPhone X. I’ve been happy with the features and quality of the photos I get from it.   If I kept… Continue reading

Only Easy: Mud Pie

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By Misty I. Summer is here! Woohoo!!!! What will you prepare for your summer get-togethers? You may like this cool treat, it can be made ahead of time and simply left to thaw… Continue reading

Kicking Off Summer with a BBQ

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I got together with friends recently to kick off a busy summer with a BBQ. Our kids took the SAT that morning and played soccer games during the day. We had the chance… Continue reading

Only Easy: Mini Hot Dog Pizzas

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By Misty I. This recipe may look familiar to you. If you have the iconic cookbook Pupus: An Island Tradition by Sachi Fukuda, this recipe is similar to her Portuguese Mini-Pizza. I didn’t… Continue reading