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Philadelphia Day 4 — Nan Zhou (again) and Omiyage

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I liked Nan Zhou so much that I went back to the restaurant the next day to get another taste of the soup before leaving the city.  When I mentioned to a colleague… Continue reading

Only Easy: Corned Beef Hash

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By Misty I. Corned beef hash patties are a classic. Any self-respecting Okazu-ya shop makes this. I prefer making it myself since I like more corned beef than potato. My version is pretty… Continue reading

Only Necessary: Thoughts on Black Friday 2018

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By Misty I. Happy Thanksgiving! Can you feel it? The craziest shopping day of the year is just about here. Usually, I can’t wait to shop. Usually, I’m already looking up the Black… Continue reading

Only Easy: Anykine Muesli and Hygge

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By Misty I. While learning about minimalism I stumbled upon a Danish term called “hygge.” Have you heard of hygge (pronounced HUE-guh?) The Danish are consistently ranked as the happiest people in the… Continue reading

Only Necessary: Thoughts on Minimalism

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By Misty I. Are you ready? Ready to pursue a better version of yourself? I honestly cannot think of anything that has captured my attention like this in a long time. I’m referring… Continue reading

Only Easy: Reese Witherspoon’s Chili Pie

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By Misty I. To me, Reese Witherspoon will forever be “Elle Woods” from Legally Blonde. My all-time favorite line from the movie is…. Warner: “You got into Harvard Law?” Elle: “What? Like it’s… Continue reading

Only Live Once: Laplanque, France

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By Misty I. I recently visited France again. I’ve already written about food in Paris, so this time I thought you might like to hear about some dishes from the South of France.… Continue reading

Only Easy: Fried Spam Poke…yes S-P-A-M

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By Misty I. “Go home cook rice!” If you grew up in Hawaii, legions of us really did cook rice when we came home from school. At my house we had an army… Continue reading

Only in Puna: Liquid Life Hawai’i

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By Misty I. Have you been to Liquid Life in Kea’au yet? It’s behind McDonald’s toward Kea’au Elementary School. My boss ordered sandwiches from there recently and I enjoyed it very much. So… Continue reading

Only Cheap, Just Buy ‘Um: Trader Joe’s Skincare (Part 2)

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By Misty I. I am hope you are staying safe from the effects of Tropical Storm Olivia. Hilo will endure. This is the second time I’m talking about Trader Joe’s skincare. Last weeks… Continue reading