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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

Only Easy: How to Make Boba Pearls

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By Misty I. June 19, 2019 I’ve loved lemonade since my favorite song was “My Sharona.” Recently my son had a lemonade stand project in his class. His wonderful teachers Ms. Shimizu and… Continue reading

Only In Puna: Puna Hongwanji’s Temple Chef Cooking Contest

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By Misty I.June 12, 2019 “Alleze Cuisine!!” Do you remember that phrase? It’s from Iron Chef Japan. I used to love watching that show. This past weekend Debra Ching-Maiava, Mike Miyahira and I… Continue reading

Only Easy: Six Sisters’ Grape Salad

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By Misty I. June 5, 2019 Do you have 10 minutes? If yes, you can make this recipe for grape salad. Although it’s a “salad” it’s really a dessert from http://www.sixsistersstuff.com that I… Continue reading

Hilo DIY: Handmade, Budget-Friendly Graduation Sign

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by Tracie Yoshimoto, Most Irresistible Shop in Hilo Congratulations to the Class of 2019 and their ‘ohana! It’s wonderful to see graduates, their family and friends beam with pride throughout the commencement ceremony.… Continue reading

What May Means

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As we near the end of May, I am sharing, with her permission, Andrea Furuli’s words about what May means to her. Originally published in the Hawaii Tribune Herald, Your Views, May 24,… Continue reading

Only Easy: Zebra Icebox Cake

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By Misty I. Can you feel it? Summerrrr! This is a cool no bake treat that you may enjoy, my family sure does! This recipe is over 80 years old. It has stood… Continue reading