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Calamansi and Lemons from Grace Turned into Calamansi-Lemon Muffins!

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My green-thumbed friend Grace dropped off some bittermelon, lemons, and calamansi for me today.   What an awesome way to be greeted at my front door upon my arrival home from work!  A heavenly… Continue reading

First Day in Peru — Cusco!

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Hello Cusco!  Our guide picked us up from the airport and took us to our hotel Tierra Viva San Blas. We found more free coca leaves in our hotel lobby! We had a… Continue reading

Take the Island of Hawai‘i Pono Pledge

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The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB), launched a new public information campaign. This partnership campaign between IHVB and the County of Hawaii aims to educate and encourage residents and visitors to be… Continue reading

Leaving on a jet plane — to Peru!

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I never would have thought I’d have the chance to set foot anywhere in South America. As it turns out, I have an adventurous friend who had Machu Picchu on her bucket list. This… Continue reading

Sharon’s Birthday Ambush at MORE GOOD HAIR DAYS

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Who doesn’t want more good hair days?  I sure do. I stopped by a new salon called MORE GOOD HAIR DAYS (on Lanikaula/Laukapu) not to get my hair done but to surprise my… Continue reading

I Found Breakfast in my Garden

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I accept it.  I’m officially old. I woke up with the sun, walked around the garden. Was excited to see that one bitter melon was ready to be harvested. I continued to look… Continue reading

Sake, sake, and some beer and shochu with Kadota Liquor!

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Kadota Liquor organized a sake tasting event recently. It was held at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in their Moku Ola banquet room. We tasted beer and shochu in addition to sake. I love… Continue reading

Hurricane Lane/Disaster Prep

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Is your household prepped for a natural disaster with water, food, first aid, etc. for at least a few days?  Thankfully, I have a good-sized (but messy) pantry and a habit of buying… Continue reading

Russ, Peanuts, and Life

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I went to a funeral for a friend of mine who had a long, full life. He recently passed away at the age of 89. There is a long list of contributions he… Continue reading

Garden to Table: Summer Panzanella Salad

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My peppers are finally growing and starting to turn a pretty red color. I don’t have a whole lot of peppers to harvest but I do have enough peppers to add some pretty… Continue reading