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Bringing Hand Pies to Paradise!

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by Lisa Atkinson, Guest Blogger and Hand Pie Queen Growing up in rural Eastern Oregon, I was blessed to be blanketed by love, wisdom, and guidance of my two grandmothers and 3 of… Continue reading

Only Easy: Furikake Salmon

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By Misty I. September 11, 2019 Do you only have five minutes to make dinner? Here is an idea but I bet you already know how to make this. Just in case you… Continue reading

Hilo to Honolulu — Phantom and More

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My husband loves musicals. We don’t mind seeing a favorite musical more than once. So when we heard that Phantom of the Opera was returning to Oahu, we didn’t hesitate to get tickets.… Continue reading

Little Caesar’s Comes (Back) to Hilo

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Little Caesar’s is here (again)! Most of Hilo has been at least once but I’m sure there are many who have already visited multiple times. The parking lot is busy, the drive through… Continue reading

Only on Lāna’i: Blue Ginger Restaurant

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By Misty I. September 4, 2019 Don’t let that humble blue building behind me fool you, it may be the most famous restaurant on Lāna’i! Blue Ginger Restaurant is smack dab in town… Continue reading

Potluck at Tina’s

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My friend Tina hosted a summer kick-off party. I got busy and wasn’t able to post this earlier so here it as we head into the fall. Anyway, some of my soccer mama… Continue reading

Weekend in NYC? Yes, Please!

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My family hasn’t gone on a family trip for a while. Between school, sports, and their social lives, the timing just never worked out for us. We finally found one weekend when an… Continue reading

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