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Poonam, Donn, James, and Anne–Hilo High Vikings Reunited in Napa!

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I love Christmas cards with photos. These family photos keep me in touch with close and faraway loved ones. I often try to keep in touch with these friends by sending a greeting… 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

Tofu Lettuce Wraps

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I’ve been trying to eat more healthily–partly for myself and partly to give my family healthy options. I try to get ideas from different social media channels. I follow the Lee Kum Kee… Continue reading

Only in Hilo: Top 3 @ Kozmic Cones

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By Misty I. Everyone in Hilo knows that Kozmic Cones has a drive-thru where you can get ‘ono local grinds. My top three treats from Kozmic Cones are: #3 chili bowl – it’s… Continue reading

Chauffeur Duties+Thwarted Gym Workout = Gravy Cheeseburger from K’s Drive In

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I had a busy morning at work but I still wanted to get a workout in before the end of the work day.  Things kept popping up at work and I didn’t make… Continue reading

Sa Shi Su Se So: Only Easy Chilled Udon

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By Misty I. I enjoy trying new things. One of my goals for 2019 is to cook something new every week. I’ve decided to start expanding my knowledge of easy Japanese recipes. I’m… Continue reading

Hilo Burger Joint

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A long-time friend from my early teaching days contacted me recently to catch up. We visited Hilo Burger Joint in downtown Hilo where he clearly was a regular. They knew his drink and… Continue reading

Only Necessary: 60-minute Declutter Burst

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By Misty I. Here’s a crazy idea: what if you renewed your love for staying home? It’s such a luxury to relax and not have anything planned. For so long I’ve been “surviving”… Continue reading

Last Day in NYC — Harlem, Gospel, Pasta, Waitress

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Our last day in NYC started with a tour to Harlem to experience a Sunday morning gospel choir service. Before heading to church, the tour stopped at the landmark Apollo Theater where we… Continue reading

Only Live Once: Black Truffle Goodies!

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By Misty I. Why did the truffle get invited to the party?   Cause he’s a fungi! I think you need the following two items in your life (like ASAP!) if you like truffles.… Continue reading