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Only on Lāna’i: Lāna’i City Bar & Grille

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By Misty I. August 28, 2019 Some of us went to Lāna’i for the weekend recently and had dinner at Lāna’i City Bar & Grille. We went during Happy Hour and enjoyed a… Continue reading

Garden to Table: Three Times the Slime

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I’ve been trying to grow okra in my garden. It has slowly been producing and I’ve been able to make an occasional side dish with the few okra that I harvest. This morning,… Continue reading

Oahu Overnighter

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We had an unexpected overnighter on Oahu recently to attend a service for the passing of a loved one. Although these occasions may cause tears, it is always nice to see family whom… Continue reading

Only Easy: IP Apple Butter

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By Misty I. August 21, 2019 What do you do when you have a lot of leftover apples at school? Make apple butter! There isn’t any actual butter in this recipe but it… Continue reading

Family Favorite–Oven-Baked Panko-Crusted Chicken (Easy Chicken Katsu)

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This year’s back to school process is a little different than the ones I’ve been through for the last 13 years. This year, my son is moving out to go to school. He… Continue reading

LUNAFEST, Jackie Reys, Moon & Turtle, and Temple with Marla

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Wow! What a Friday night it was! It was so much fun, I forgot to take a picture with Marla, who I was hanging out with all night long! Marla was visiting from… Continue reading

Only Easy: Hilo-Style Sweet and Sour Spareribs

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By Misty I. August 14, 2019 Boy, I wish I could say this was my Grandma Ramos’ spareribs recipe. It’s not. I don’t have her recipe and I’ve beaten myself up trying to… Continue reading

Away to College — Shopping List

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My son is headed away to his first year of college. My friends and I have a range of emotions and feelings about our children leaving our homes. Some friends are feeling the… Continue reading

Day 6 Hilo to Hokkaido — Sapporo to Hilo

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It’s our last day in Japan. We woke up and made it to Nijo Seafood Market where we had delicious sushi for breakfast. I took the group to the same restaurant that I… Continue reading

Only Easy: Brie Mushrooms

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By Misty I. August 7, 2019 Mmmm…mushrooms! Do you like the garlicky flavors of escargot but could actually skip the snail?! If yes, have I got a recipe for you! This is perfect… Continue reading