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Weekend in Las Vegas

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Circumstances came together to allow me to spend a long weekend in Las Vegas! Here is what I did on this whirlwind weekend. Friday: Checked in to Nobu Hotel at Caesar’s Palace, ate… Continue reading

Aloha, Food, Shopping, Track, Gardening, Love

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It was a great few days here in Hilo. The Merrie Monarch Festival brings many good things to Hilo. Lovers of hula visit Hilo. People are adorned in colorful aloha attire and lei.… Continue reading

Local-Style Pupus

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I recently attended a welcome reception catered by the Hawaii Community College Culinary program. The people being welcomed were from Florida, Massachusetts, and Oregon so the program wanted to feature some of the… Continue reading

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