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Category Archive: food

Sharon’s Birthday Ambush at MORE GOOD HAIR DAYS

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Who doesn’t want more good hair days?  I sure do. I stopped by a new salon called MORE GOOD HAIR DAYS (on Lanikaula/Laukapu) not to get my hair done but to surprise my… Continue reading

I Found Breakfast in my Garden

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I accept it.  I’m officially old. I woke up with the sun, walked around the garden. Was excited to see that one bitter melon was ready to be harvested. I continued to look… Continue reading

Sake, sake, and some beer and shochu with Kadota Liquor!

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Kadota Liquor organized a sake tasting event recently. It was held at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel in their Moku Ola banquet room. We tasted beer and shochu in addition to sake. I love… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Kawamoto Store Okazu-Ya

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By Misty I. I hope you and your family are okay from the effects of Tropical Storm Lane. Honestly, I’m still traumatized. I know firsthand what it’s like to experience flooding and the… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Hilo Lunch Shop

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By Misty I. What’s the most important rule at Hilo Lunch Shop? What rule? When you walk in you BETTER look to the right and make sure you not cutting in line!! You… Continue reading

Russ, Peanuts, and Life

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I went to a funeral for a friend of mine who had a long, full life. He recently passed away at the age of 89. There is a long list of contributions he… Continue reading

Only Easy: Fresh Lemon Blueberry Bars

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By Misty I. Are you an amateur or professional lemon bar eater? If you are a professional, you know that you should NEVER breathe in while taking a bite of a lemon bar.… Continue reading

Garden to Table: Summer Panzanella Salad

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My peppers are finally growing and starting to turn a pretty red color. I don’t have a whole lot of peppers to harvest but I do have enough peppers to add some pretty… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Restaurant Osaka’s Bibimbap

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By Misty I. I’ve been snooping around and asking Hilo peps where to try authentic bibimbap. More than one friend suggested Restaurant Osaka. I finally went there last Friday and ordered it. The… Continue reading

Garden to Table–Bitter Melon (Goya) Salad

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My bitter melon vines are starting to grow and produce fruit. I’m so happy to be able to create dishes from produce I harvest from my garden.  I can’t wait until my eggplants… Continue reading