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Category Archive: food

Local-Style Pupus

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I recently attended a welcome reception catered by the Hawaii Community College Culinary program. The people being welcomed were from Florida, Massachusetts, and Oregon so the program wanted to feature some of the… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Pie Crust Manju

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By Misty I. Weekend baseball concessions are full of homemade baked goods. Our annual Andrews Athletic Association tournament concession is no exception. This year I could not resist purchasing my friend Dean’s pie… Continue reading

Garden to Table — Eggplant and Basil

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My garden is slowly coming along. I have a few eggplant plants that are starting to produce. I have the purple one that I think is the Waimanalo Long variety and I have… 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

Craig’s Special Salad Dressing

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My friend Craig loves to cook and does it well. I love when he invites us to his house and lets us enjoy the amazingness that comes out of his kitchen. One thing… 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

New Chiang Mai with the OG

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It’s been tough finding time to get together with friends since we are busy with our personal and professional lives. Sharon, Melinda, and I finally got together the other night at New Chiang… 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

Shishito Peppers that Weren’t Shishito Peppers

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I love shishito peppers. I found a seedling plant at a garden store in Waimea and tried to grow it in my yard. It already had some baby shishito peppers on it. Unfortunately,… Continue reading