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Category Archive: food

When Your Dad is Cooler Than You

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. My dad is 83. He is one of those people who make you say “83 is the new 63.” He’s always been cool in the sense that my… Continue reading

Gift of Time at Moon and Turtle

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The most precious gift we have of all is time.  Time to do what we want.  Time to spend with loved ones. Time to enjoy life. Time to live the life we plan… Continue reading

Only Easy: How to Make “Nori Egg”

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By Misty I. Do you know what this is? My husband and sons call it “nori egg.” I did not grow up eating “nori egg.” If we went on a picnic or to… Continue reading

Hilo-Style Smoked Meat “Carbonara”

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Pasta is an easy dinner that we often enjoy in my home. On this particular day when I announced to my daughter that we would be having pasta, she requested carbonara. I enjoy carbonara… Continue reading

Simply Sweets Desserts

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Have you heard of Simply Sweet Desserts?  I’m talking strawberry spread and ube spread.  Talking banana bread with Chantilly.  Talking cookie butter bread pudding. Mini Melona cupcakes.  So many delights!Have you also heard… Continue reading

Clean Eats with Toriniku Yakitori

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I try to be thoughtful in my choices–I want to design my life so I can be kind, healthy, and happy.  For the be healthy part of my goal, I try to plan… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Portuguese Style Pork Chops

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  By Misty I. Here I am with some of my part-Portuguese girlfriends. Although I haven’t made the following recipe for them, I’m betting they would like it! The people of Portugal have… Continue reading

Day 6 Osaka and Hilo

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This is our last morning in Osaka.  Although I am sleeping later than 4 and 5 a.m., I still wake up before the rest of my family. I ventured away from the convenience… Continue reading

Day 5 Osaka–Shopping and Family

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If you are looking for affordable places to eat in Japan, one such place is Yoshinoya. They are open 24-hours a day and have affordable and quick service. We sometimes visit it for breakfast… Continue reading

Only Cheap…Just Buy ‘Um: Best Cheap Knife Ever!

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By Misty I. What do you love? I love splashing icy cold water on my face first thing in the morning. I love the adrenaline rush I get at Walter Victor Complex when… Continue reading