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Breezing Through the Windy City

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Monday Musings by Melinda M. Recently, I traveled to Chicago for work. I had never been and didn’t have any expectations, except that it would be sweltering hot but it wasn’t – the… Continue reading

Fitting in a Workout

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I enjoy working out. (Here is a link to a previous post about exercising.) Getting myself to start the workout is the hardest part of working out.  I find that putting on workout… Continue reading

Only Easy: Misty’s Cutesy Baked Brie

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By Misty I. When you need an appetizer to take to a party or potluck try making this easy dish. Its official name is brie en croute but that is just a fancy… Continue reading

You Not Shame?

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Word of the Day:  Embarrassing The word embarrassing came up recently and as I thought about the word I wondered if I had any reflections I cared to share in a blog post.… Continue reading

Only Easy: Fastest Salmon Ever

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By Misty I. Fukujinzuke! Ha? Fukujin-what? Recently, I took this salmon dish to share at a wine night and everyone chuckled trying to say this to each other after a few glasses. Don’t… Continue reading

A Soccer and Okazuya Sunday in Hilo

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My daughter participated in the Volcano Soccer Tournament on a weekend in July.  On the Sunday of the tournament, her team had a 9 a.m. game scheduled. The athletes are asked to be… Continue reading

Only Easy: Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

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by Misty I. Want an easy dessert that kids and adults will devour? Chocolate-dipped fruit is always a winner! It’s quick and easy and you won’t have to turn on your oven during… Continue reading

The Crown Jewel of Hilo

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The Crown Jewel of Hilo Monday Musings by Melinda M. Liliuokalani Park is the crown jewel of Hilo. Within its midst, you’ll find walkers of all ages, runners of all levels, fishermen, families,… Continue reading

Lucy’s Taqueria in Downtown Hilo

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Have you been to Lucy’s Taqueria in Hilo? They serve fresh Mexican food at reasonable prices. And the serving sizes are enormous!I went to Lucy’s for dinner recently with a couple of friends.… Continue reading

Liholiho Yacht Club in San Francisco

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My friends and I heard about a hot new restaurant in SF and tried getting reservations. The online reservation system didn’t show any openings for the weekend we were there.  One friend tried… Continue reading