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Category Archive: food

A Visit to the Moon (& Turtle)

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On a Friday afternoon, my husband called me to find out what I wanted for dinner. We don’t eat out very often since I enjoy making home-cooked meals. On this particular day, my… Continue reading

Only Easy: Isaac’s Meatloaf

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By Misty I. October 9, 2019 My older son Isaac is in high school. Which means he eats pretty much anything I put in front of him for dinner. He’s easy to cook… Continue reading

Hokkaido and NYC on a Charcuterie Platter

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We had a casual get together recently at a friend’s house. I wanted to bring something that we could snack on during our gyoza and ramen evening. I also wanted it to be… Continue reading

Only Easy: Chocolate Pretzel Pie

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By Misty I. October 4, 2019 Gosh, I take horrible pictures. This is a yummy dessert though, promise! It’s the perfect mix of salty and sweet. It also happens to be the easiest… Continue reading

Garden to Table: Thai-ish Cucumber Salad

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My Japanese cucumber vine has been doing well lately. I’ve made a fake cucumber kimchi that my family loves. When I make it next, I’ll take pics and post the ‘recipe.’ Today, I… Continue reading

Gramma’s Kitchen in Honokaa

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My daughter had a soccer game in Honokaa that finished right around lunchtime. It was a perfect opportunity for me to check out Gramma’s Kitchen that I had heard about. We found street… Continue reading

Anna Visits Hilo! Paul’s Place and Downtown Farmer’s Market

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My former student Anna was visiting Hilo for a few days and had time to hang out with me. We decided to go to Paul’s Place for breakfast on a Saturday morning. Because… Continue reading

Only Easy: Broccoli Chicken Casserole

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By Misty I. September 18, 2019 Do you need ideas to use up leftover rotisserie chicken? I sometimes find myself in that predicament a few days after a Costco run. This time I… Continue reading

Taste of the Hawaiian Range 2019

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by Laurie Higashi My husband Mark had been a vegetarian for more than 20 years before being lured back to the ‘dark side’ of omnivorism by the siren call of delectable cured meats… Continue reading

Bringing Hand Pies to Paradise!

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by Lisa Atkinson, Guest Blogger and Hand Pie Queen Growing up in rural Eastern Oregon, I was blessed to be blanketed by love, wisdom, and guidance of my two grandmothers and 3 of… Continue reading