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What’s Your Go-To Camera? Why I got an Olloclip

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I love taking photos. The camera I use is the one on my iPhone X. I’ve been happy with the features and quality of the photos I get from it.   If I kept… Continue reading

Kicking Off Summer with a BBQ

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I got together with friends recently to kick off a busy summer with a BBQ. Our kids took the SAT that morning and played soccer games during the day. We had the chance… Continue reading

Just Cruising at Just Cruisin’

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Merle, Erin, and I had a nice Saturday morning coffee and catch up session at Just Cruisin’ Coffee in Downtown Hilo.  I’m not a regular coffee drinker but thought I should order a coffee… Continue reading

Pleasant stop at KTA for Hot Pot Ingredients

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I have a busy afternoon/evening today but still wanted to have a semi-healthy home-cooked meal for dinner.  I decided to make a hot pot dish loosely based on a sukiyaki recipe so that… Continue reading

I’m Going to Kona for Work = What Do You Want from Costco

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When my husband informs me that he is going to Kona for work, my brain translates that to, “What would you like from Costco?” What are your regular Costco purchases? On this day,… Continue reading

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