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Gift of Time at Moon and Turtle

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The most precious gift we have of all is time.  Time to do what we want.  Time to spend with loved ones. Time to enjoy life. Time to live the life we plan… Continue reading

Hilo-Style Smoked Meat “Carbonara”

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Pasta is an easy dinner that we often enjoy in my home. On this particular day when I announced to my daughter that we would be having pasta, she requested carbonara. I enjoy carbonara… Continue reading

Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon in Hilo

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Wendy and I worked with the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce to plan the Administrative Professionals Day Luncheon in Hilo. There were approximately 375 administrative professionals and their bosses in attendance at the… Continue reading

Simply Sweets Desserts

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Have you heard of Simply Sweet Desserts?  I’m talking strawberry spread and ube spread.  Talking banana bread with Chantilly.  Talking cookie butter bread pudding. Mini Melona cupcakes.  So many delights!Have you also heard… Continue reading

Clean Eats with Toriniku Yakitori

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I try to be thoughtful in my choices–I want to design my life so I can be kind, healthy, and happy.  For the be healthy part of my goal, I try to plan… Continue reading

Da Box–Hilo’s CSA and a Cucumber Greek Salad

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I subscribe to Da Box from the Hawaii Food Basket. Da Box is an island-wide Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) for all residents of Hawaii. This weekly delivery of produce generally includes a… Continue reading

Day 6 Osaka and Hilo

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This is our last morning in Osaka.  Although I am sleeping later than 4 and 5 a.m., I still wake up before the rest of my family. I ventured away from the convenience… Continue reading

Day 5 Osaka–Shopping and Family

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If you are looking for affordable places to eat in Japan, one such place is Yoshinoya. They are open 24-hours a day and have affordable and quick service. We sometimes visit it for breakfast… Continue reading

Day 4 Osaka–Cup Noodle Museum

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We took a day trip to Ikeda city today. Ikeda city is home to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum. There is one in Yokohama, I think.  We went to the one in… Continue reading

Day 3 in Osaka–Aquarium and Dr. Stretch

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It is day 3 and I still woke up before 5 a.m.  I went to Lawson’s for breakfast while the rest of my family slept.  This time, I got a melon-pan, katsu-don, katsu… Continue reading