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Only Easy: IP Apple Butter

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By Misty I. August 21, 2019 What do you do when you have a lot of leftover apples at school? Make apple butter! There isn’t any actual butter in this recipe but it… Continue reading

Only Easy: Hilo-Style Sweet and Sour Spareribs

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By Misty I. August 14, 2019 Boy, I wish I could say this was my Grandma Ramos’ spareribs recipe. It’s not. I don’t have her recipe and I’ve beaten myself up trying to… Continue reading

Only Easy: Brie Mushrooms

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By Misty I. August 7, 2019 Mmmm…mushrooms! Do you like the garlicky flavors of escargot but could actually skip the snail?! If yes, have I got a recipe for you! This is perfect… Continue reading

Stoked for the Release of Stoke

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Did you know that a movie filmed on the Big Island will be released on August 6? I talked with Zoe Eisenberg (ZE), a Kalapana filmmaker who shared some background about her project,… Continue reading

Only in Puna: ‘Ōhelo Cafe 2019

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By Misty I. July 31, 2019 We love ‘Ōhelo Cafe! My older son loves the burgers and lamb, my younger son loves the pizza, my husband loves the ribs and I love their… Continue reading

Only Easy: Lemon Icebox Pie

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By Misty I. July 24, 2019 I needed an excuse to use my new lemon sprayer I purchased in Sapporo recently. Don’t you just love Daiso?! I didn’t want to go to the… Continue reading

Only in Waimea: Shared Dinner at Merriman’s

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By Misty I. July 17, 2019 Recently a few of us went to Waimea and treated ourselves to Merriman’s for dinner. Our group decided to try the “Shared Dinner” option and indulged in… Continue reading

Only from Japan: Beauty Finds 2019

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By Misty I. July 10, 2019 During a recent trip to Hokkaido with some friends, I bought and tried the following products: Uma (Horse Oil) Cream (¥3000) – I had never heard of… Continue reading

Only up Mauka: Pu’u O’o Trail

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By Misty I. July 3, 2019 It’s summer, are your kids going crazy at home yet? Get them off their devices and force, I mean encourage them to go on a hike with… Continue reading

Only Easy: Baseball Player Greek Pasta Salad

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By Misty I. June 26, 2019 If I let my son pick a “snack” before or after baseball he often wants to go to Island Naturals for their Greek Pasta Salad. It’s good,… Continue reading