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Popover Cafe & Bakery

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Have you been to Popover? I used to go when it was called Charlie’s. I had many a fun time eating good pupu with good friends at Charlie’s. Since then, there were a… Continue reading

A Visit to the Moon (& Turtle)

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On a Friday afternoon, my husband called me to find out what I wanted for dinner. We don’t eat out very often since I enjoy making home-cooked meals. On this particular day, my… Continue reading

Mammogram Time

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Do you get a regular mammogram? I do and am grateful that I have not had any indication of breast cancer. I don’t have history of breast cancer in my immediate family but… Continue reading

Hilo to Denver, Work and More

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I had some work that took me to Denver, Colorado recently. Since Hawaiian Airlines does not fly to Denver, I booked United Airlines to get me there. Once I got my bag, I… Continue reading

Hokkaido and NYC on a Charcuterie Platter

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We had a casual get together recently at a friend’s house. I wanted to bring something that we could snack on during our gyoza and ramen evening. I also wanted it to be… Continue reading

Garden to Table: Thai-ish Cucumber Salad

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My Japanese cucumber vine has been doing well lately. I’ve made a fake cucumber kimchi that my family loves. When I make it next, I’ll take pics and post the ‘recipe.’ Today, I… Continue reading

Gramma’s Kitchen in Honokaa

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My daughter had a soccer game in Honokaa that finished right around lunchtime. It was a perfect opportunity for me to check out Gramma’s Kitchen that I had heard about. We found street… Continue reading

Only Easy: Pumpkin Crunch

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By Misty I.  September 25, 2019 Happy Fall!  We don’t really experience seasons in Hawai’i, but that doesn’t stop us from buying PSL’s from Starbucks and wearing UGGs on sunny fall days!  Although… Continue reading

Anna Visits Hilo! Paul’s Place and Downtown Farmer’s Market

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My former student Anna was visiting Hilo for a few days and had time to hang out with me. We decided to go to Paul’s Place for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Because… Continue reading

Did I Achieve My Summer Goals 2019?

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One of the benefits of being an educator is being officially off-duty during the summer months. That is not to say that I don’t work during summer but it does afford me a… Continue reading