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Lemons from Kerri turned into a Tomato, Crab, and Avocado Salad

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I have been trying to grow vegetables in my yard but have not been having a whole lot of luck.  I think my tomato plants were stricken with some kind of a black… Continue reading

Restoring Balance–Food, Fitness, Date Nights

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I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately.  Work has been taking over my calendar and I haven’t been able to keep my priorities at the level I want them to be.I’ve been able to do… Continue reading

Local-style Miso Shoyu Chicken Salad

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I have been experimenting with my Instant Pot pressure cooker.  I made a great fall-off-the-bone miso-shoyu chicken one evening for dinner and had some leftovers.  This recipe was from Rick Agan adapted by Cindy… Continue reading

My Merrie Monarch Week in Hilo

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Merrie Monarch week has concluded in Hilo.  During this week, Hiloans share food, fun, fashion, and hula with friends from around the world.  A few years ago, my husband made friends with people… Continue reading

Instant Pot Experiments: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

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I came across a recipe from the Damn Delicious blog.  The Instant Pot Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat recipe that sounded delicious and warm on this rainy Hilo day. After going to work, picking up… Continue reading

Bamboo Hale Gourmet Luncheon with JCCIH

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The Bamboo Hale restaurant is run by second-year culinary program students at Hawaii Community College (HawCC). Delicious gourmet dishes are created and served by students while the culinary instructors work very hard to… Continue reading

Learning How to Risotto at HawCC

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As an employee of Hawaii Community College, we are encouraged to sign up for professional development.  Sometimes the PD opportunities are serious and sometimes they are less serious.  I count the cooking workshops… Continue reading

Tennis Team Potluck = Soba Salad

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My daughter is playing tennis for Hilo High School these days and loves it.  She loves the sports as well as the people on the team with her. This is my first experience… Continue reading

Oden Cooking Class

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My friends and I love food. We love to eat it and we love to try to learn how to cook it.One evening, we got together at a friend’s house to learn how to… Continue reading

Nashville–Achieving the Dream

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A group of UH Community college educators headed to Nashville to attend a student success conference called Achieving the Dream where we discussed and learned about strategies for student success. I caught the… Continue reading