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Garden to Table — Eggplant and Basil

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My garden is slowly coming along. I have a few eggplant plants that are starting to produce. I have the purple one that I think is the Waimanalo Long variety and I have… Continue reading

Craig’s Special Salad Dressing

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My friend Craig loves to cook and does it well. I love when he invites us to his house and lets us enjoy the amazingness that comes out of his kitchen. One thing… Continue reading

Supporting Youth in Hilo

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I was invited to join some friends at the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island Youth of the Year dinner. The Boys & Girls Club offers children throughout Hawaii Island a… Continue reading

New Chiang Mai with the OG

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It’s been tough finding time to get together with friends since we are busy with our personal and professional lives. Sharon, Melinda, and I finally got together the other night at New Chiang… Continue reading

Shishito Peppers that Weren’t Shishito Peppers

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I love shishito peppers. I found a seedling plant at a garden store in Waimea and tried to grow it in my yard. It already had some baby shishito peppers on it. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

Kalamungay turned into Mung Bean Moringa Stoup

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My baby kalamungay (malunggay/moringa) tree is growing and has leaves. I love the challenge of coming up with something to cook with the products of my garden. When I think of kalamungay, I… Continue reading

I’ll be Gardening and Closing the Apple Rings in 2019

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I’m suffering from what I call Closing the Ring Syndrome.  Some may call it an Apple Watch circle obsession. Whatever it is called, I have it. I have had an Apple watch since October… Continue reading

Luahiwa, Laurie, Mark, and Anne’s Chinese Food Celebration

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Luahiwa, Laurie, Mark, and I got togethter to catch up and hang out. The three of us all love food and planned on each making a contribution of a dish to share with… Continue reading

Avocado Sashimi?

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My brother-in-law from Japan visited recently. We shared some locally-grown avocado with him for dinner one evening. He told us that if you eat the avocado with wasabi and shoyu, it reminds some… Continue reading

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