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Category Archive: food

Only Easy: Baked Beans w/ Portuguese Sausage

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Misty I. I never really liked baked beans growing up. Boy, times have changed, I love it now. This is my version based on my Grandma’s recipe. Mine has more bacon. It goes… Continue reading

Kalamungay turned into Mung Bean Moringa Stoup

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My baby kalamungay (malunggay/moringa) tree is growing and has leaves. I love the challenge of coming up with something to cook with the products of my garden. When I think of kalamungay, I… Continue reading

Only Easy: Toffee Macnut Graham Crackers

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By Misty I. A few months ago, a colleague asked if I had the recipe for “those graham cracker things.” I knew exactly what treat she was referring to and promised I’d try… Continue reading

I’ll be Gardening and Closing the Apple Rings in 2019

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I’m suffering from what I call Closing the Ring Syndrome.  Some may call it an Apple Watch circle obsession. Whatever it is called, I have it. I have had an Apple watch since October… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Miso Butterfish

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By Misty I. We had Valentine’s dinner with a lot of family members this year. I wanted something easy that would go well with steaks. A colleague had just gone to Nobu Waikiki… Continue reading

Luahiwa, Laurie, Mark, and Anne’s Chinese Food Celebration

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Luahiwa, Laurie, Mark, and I got togethter to catch up and hang out. The three of us all love food and planned on each making a contribution of a dish to share with… Continue reading

Only Easy: Chocolate Haystacks

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By Misty I. Baseball season is officially here! The UH Hilo Vulcans had their season opener this weekend at Wong Stadium and had a Vulcan Pride craft station for kids with Spectrum OC16’s… Continue reading

Avocado Sashimi?

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My brother-in-law from Japan visited recently. We shared some locally-grown avocado with him for dinner one evening. He told us that if you eat the avocado with wasabi and shoyu, it reminds some… Continue reading

Only in Waimea: Happy Hour @ Merriman’s Waimea

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By Misty I. Merriman’s Happy Hour is on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2-5 p.m. My family and I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival this past weekend in Waimea. We decided on… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Happy Hour at Jackie Rey’s Hilo

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By Misty I. Over the Christmas holiday I went to Jackie Rey’s Happy Hour again. I didn’t have a drop of alcohol, but I sure ate a ton of delicious things. These are… Continue reading