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Category Archive: food

Only In Hilo: Lemon Peel Gummy Bears at Lani’s Island Snack Shack

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By Misty I. Yes, Hilo has earthquakes, lava eruptions (well–not in Hilo but we seem to be in the media for it), and vog, but Hilo also has Lemon Peel Gummy Bears made… Continue reading

Lemons from Kerri turned into a Tomato, Crab, and Avocado Salad

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I have been trying to grow vegetables in my yard but have not been having a whole lot of luck.  I think my tomato plants were stricken with some kind of a black… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Short N Sweet Bakery’s POG Cake

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By Misty I. Where did you grow up? If you are old like me and grew up in Hilo, Hawaii you probably remember going to Robert’s Bakery. Did you beg your parents to… Continue reading

Restoring Balance–Food, Fitness, Date Nights

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I’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately.  Work has been taking over my calendar and I haven’t been able to keep my priorities at the level I want them to be.I’ve been able to do… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s No Fuss Batayaki

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By Misty I. Attending birthday parties was definitely a part of my childhood. Instead of remembering the games or the gifts, many of my memories revolve around the food! I first tried batayaki… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Fish Piccata

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By Misty I. Do you know what’s in your freezer right now? Mine is always full of “surprises” from my husband and his friends. Right now, we have sheep, venison, goat, tako, halibut,… Continue reading

Only Easy: Prime Rib

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By Misty I. All of the women in this pic have something in common. We have all made this recipe for prime rib. I originally got the recipe from my friend Wendy who… Continue reading

Local-style Miso Shoyu Chicken Salad

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I have been experimenting with my Instant Pot pressure cooker.  I made a great fall-off-the-bone miso-shoyu chicken one evening for dinner and had some leftovers.  This recipe was from Rick Agan adapted by Cindy… Continue reading

Shoyu Chicken Udon

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By Misty I. Can you believe we are ¼ of the way through 2018? This is a picture of us on New Years Eve 2017. Time really does fly. I got this recipe… Continue reading

My Merrie Monarch Week in Hilo

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Merrie Monarch week has concluded in Hilo.  During this week, Hiloans share food, fun, fashion, and hula with friends from around the world.  A few years ago, my husband made friends with people… Continue reading