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Only in Hilo: Yoga at The Zen Den

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By Misty I. The benefits of yoga are undeniable. It was developed as a way to achieve harmony between heart and soul on the path to divine enlightenment. Recently we’ve been going to… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Katsudon

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By Misty I. Call me crazy but I don’t really remember eating chicken katsu growing up in Hilo. Cheng’s lemon chicken and fried rice from Kaiko’o Mall? Definitely! Nori Chicken from Mizuguchi Store?… Continue reading

Only Easy: Rainbow Jello Parfaits

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By Misty I. National “Find a Rainbow” Day is next Wednesday, April 3rd. This would make a good dessert, waaaay easier than seven-layer jello for sure! Rainbow Jello Parfaits Ingredients: 4 (3 oz.)… Continue reading

Only Easy: Lucky Charms Mix

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By Misty I. My son played a baseball game on St. Patrick’s Day. His favorite cereal is Lucky Charms so I decided to try making a confection for his team based on The… Continue reading

Only Easy: Lemon Pound Cake

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By Misty I. Recently students read about recipes published in old Hawaiian newspapers (Ka Nupepa Kuokoa) from 1865. Pound cake was one of the recipes students enjoyed translating and reading about. However, when… Continue reading

Only Easy: Baked Beans w/ Portuguese Sausage

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Misty I. I never really liked baked beans growing up. Boy, times have changed, I love it now. This is my version based on my Grandma’s recipe. Mine has more bacon. It goes… Continue reading

Only Easy: Toffee Macnut Graham Crackers

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By Misty I. A few months ago, a colleague asked if I had the recipe for “those graham cracker things.” I knew exactly what treat she was referring to and promised I’d try… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Miso Butterfish

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By Misty I. We had Valentine’s dinner with a lot of family members this year. I wanted something easy that would go well with steaks. A colleague had just gone to Nobu Waikiki… Continue reading

Only Easy: Chocolate Haystacks

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By Misty I. Baseball season is officially here! The UH Hilo Vulcans had their season opener this weekend at Wong Stadium and had a Vulcan Pride craft station for kids with Spectrum OC16’s… Continue reading

Only in Waimea: Happy Hour @ Merriman’s Waimea

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By Misty I. Merriman’s Happy Hour is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. My family and I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival this past weekend in Waimea. We decided on… Continue reading