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Category Archive: food

Tequila Tasting?!?!? and a Greek Pasta Salad

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One of my dear friends enjoys tequila.  Not the kind you might recall ‘tasting’ as a high school student and then getting sick from.  The kind of tequila that is not meant to… Continue reading

Hiromi in Hilo–Lettuce Wraps for Dinner

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Meet guest blogger Hiromi W. Chung who recently moved to Hilo! Aloha! I am a Japanese woman who recently married a local Hilo man. One of our hobbies is to cook together and… Continue reading

Cronies with My HawCC Cronies

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My mentor/division chair/dog sitter/Honolulu driver/tangerine provider but most of all friend is retiring from Hawaii Community College at the end of this month. That makes me sad.  I am so lucky to have… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Jell-O Parfaits

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By Misty I. Mele Kalikimaka! I always start the season with visions of a picture-perfect holiday similar to a Currier & Ives print, minus the snow. Then reality sets in and I find… Continue reading

Seaside Restaurant with Students who are now Ladies

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I have a few former students with whom I keep in touch with.  Recently, I had dinner with Anna and Celise who were my students at Hilo High School a “few” years ago.… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Jackie Rey’s Wine Tasting

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By Misty I. Are you a winosaur? Haha…I’ll let you define what that is. A few weeks ago, my husband and I attended a wine tasting at Jackie Rey’s with two other couples.… Continue reading

I Shouldn’t Tell You This

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. I shouldn’t tell you about my favorite Hilo restaurant. I shouldn’t tell you because it’s already hard enough to get one of the 32 seats available for lunch… Continue reading

A Gift of Upo/Hyotan turns into Sari Sari

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My friend at work has a green thumb.  I mean a really, really green thumb.  I am regularly gifted with fresh produce from his backyard including oranges, eggplant, and green beans.  On this… Continue reading

A Lemon from Grace Helped me Make a Quick Israeli Salad

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My fabulous friend Grace and her family raise/grow a lot of things.  We often get freshly-laid eggs and I sometimes get bittermelon and calamansi in addition to ground beef and kalua pork. They… Continue reading

Empty Nesting, part II

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. So. We were full on delicious, locally sourced food. Not overfull, but too full to order that lilikoi bar on macadamia nut crust that was beckoning my name.… Continue reading