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Only Easy: Lemon Pound Cake

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By Misty I. Recently students read about recipes published in old Hawaiian newspapers (Ka Nupepa Kuokoa) from 1865. Pound cake was one of the recipes students enjoyed translating and reading about. However, when… Continue reading

Shishito Peppers that Weren’t Shishito Peppers

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I love shishito peppers. I found a seedling plant at a garden store in Waimea and tried to grow it in my yard. It already had some baby shishito peppers on it. Unfortunately,… Continue reading

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