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Tequila Tasting?!?!? and a Greek Pasta Salad

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One of my dear friends enjoys tequila.  Not the kind you might recall ‘tasting’ as a high school student and then getting sick from.  The kind of tequila that is not meant to… Continue reading

Cronies with My HawCC Cronies

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My mentor/division chair/dog sitter/Honolulu driver/tangerine provider but most of all friend is retiring from Hawaii Community College at the end of this month. That makes me sad.  I am so lucky to have… Continue reading

Hilo to Las Vegas

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We went to Vegas this past summer.  Unlike some of our other Vegas trips during which we get to relax with sleeping in and watching movies, this trip was action packed!  Here is… Continue reading

Seaside Restaurant with Students who are now Ladies

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I have a few former students with whom I keep in touch with.  Recently, I had dinner with Anna and Celise who were my students at Hilo High School a “few” years ago.… Continue reading

A Gift of Upo/Hyotan turns into Sari Sari

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My friend at work has a green thumb.  I mean a really, really green thumb.  I am regularly gifted with fresh produce from his backyard including oranges, eggplant, and green beans.  On this… Continue reading

A Lemon from Grace Helped me Make a Quick Israeli Salad

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My fabulous friend Grace and her family raise/grow a lot of things.  We often get freshly-laid eggs and I sometimes get bittermelon and calamansi in addition to ground beef and kalua pork. They… Continue reading

No Kids at Home so–Cafe Concerto

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There are all kinds of ways our youth can get involved in organizations.  On this Friday evening, my daughter was on Kauai with her soccer team for a tournament and my son was… Continue reading

Getting to Kealakehe via Waimea:  Açaí Bowl, Soccer, Costco 

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It was a busy Saturday for me. My son is in the Hilo High Band who marched in the Veteran’s Day parade in downtown Hilo. My daughter had her first high school soccer… Continue reading

Cross Country Running on Kauai

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We recently flew on Hawaiian Airlines from Hilo to Lihue, Kauai to support my son and the rest of the Hilo High cross country team (and all other Big Island runners) at the… Continue reading

My Takenoko Sushi Addiction

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As I was driving around Hilo while doing my errands, I reviewed what was coming up for the rest of the day. I smiled as I remembered that I am joining friends for… Continue reading