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Poonam, Donn, James, and Anne–Hilo High Vikings Reunited in Napa!

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I love Christmas cards with photos. These family photos keep me in touch with close and faraway loved ones. I often try to keep in touch with these friends by sending a greeting… Continue reading

Tofu Lettuce Wraps

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I’ve been trying to eat more healthily–partly for myself and partly to give my family healthy options. I try to get ideas from different social media channels. I follow the Lee Kum Kee… Continue reading

Chauffeur Duties+Thwarted Gym Workout = Gravy Cheeseburger from K’s Drive In

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I had a busy morning at work but I still wanted to get a workout in before the end of the work day.  Things kept popping up at work and I didn’t make… Continue reading

Hilo Burger Joint

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A long-time friend from my early teaching days contacted me recently to catch up. We visited Hilo Burger Joint in downtown Hilo where he clearly was a regular. They knew his drink and… Continue reading

Last Day in NYC — Harlem, Gospel, Pasta, Waitress

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Our last day in NYC started with a tour to Harlem to experience a Sunday morning gospel choir service. Before heading to church, the tour stopped at the landmark Apollo Theater where we… Continue reading

Only Live Once: Black Truffle Goodies!

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By Misty I. Why did the truffle get invited to the party?   Cause he’s a fungi! I think you need the following two items in your life (like ASAP!) if you like truffles.… Continue reading

Christmas means Time with Family and Friends

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How was your Christmas holiday? As you know, my children are getting older which means I am also getting older. I am trying to really enjoy each moment I have with my family… Continue reading

New York City — Day 2 — Bagels, Food, Walking, and a Pint

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On our second day in NYC, Connie wanted to try some NY bagels.  We turned to Yelp to find some good bagels in our area.  We found a shop called Best Bagels &… Continue reading

Only Easy: Christmas Cookies

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By Misty I. Merry Christmas! It is my sincere hope that you are rejoicing in the magic of the season and instead of overspending you are enjoying the simple things. Perhaps you’ve already… Continue reading

New York City — ABC Cocina and Beautiful

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The week is over and we left Philadelphia on Amtrak and headed to New York City.  I love the energy of NYC.   At the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, we found the Red… Continue reading