The Honolulu Museum of Art will be closing the Spalding House at the end of the year 2019
You have exactly three months to say Aloha to one of the most gorgeous properties on the island—the Spalding House in Makiki Heights. Doors will close to the public at the end of this year.
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Cooling off with Chef Mavro at the 10th Annual Rice Fest at Ward Village
In Hawaii we embrace the new and different. A huge example of that can be seen in our food culture. It’s our universal language. We speak it all and we can’t get enough.
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Crack Seed Store 1156 Koko Head Ave. Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-6:00pm
After ordering my all vegan sprout salad, my sweet tooth pulls me to the store next door. The sign out front reads simply “Crack Seed Store.” I can’t decide if it’s meant matter of fact or staking its claim Continue reading “The Crack Seed Store”
Leg of Lamb is a dish that’s near and dear to my heart. I never see it on any menu so this holiday season, I had to make it when I saw it for sale. It has a distinct flavor, different than any other roast and in my opinion, better than rack of lamb. It’s rubbed down with garlic, rosemary and olive oil then roasted to a juicy medium rare. Served in thin slices next to hearty roast potatoes and butternut squash and peas w mint. Drizzle with a little lamb gravy and get ready to tuck in ’till Christmas morning. Continue reading “Aussie Leg of Lamb”
Every year I try to find unique gifts with universal appeal for the foodies in my life. And let’s face it, who isn’t a foodie? For me, the perfect gift is something that lasts long after the holidays and enjoyed even after you’ve had your fill of cookies and candy. Something utilitarian but special. Last year I gave out slabs of thick cut bacon and Iberico jamon purchased online from La Tienda. This year I purchased everything in person, so if you’re a last minute shopper like me, no worry. Still get chance. Continue reading “This Year Skip the Cookies”
It’s Sunday morning, when I get an unexpected call. “I got you menpachi” Really?? Excited for some fried fish, and still surprised by the call, we make plans to meet the next day at Chinatown Market Place. My good friends Randy and Chris are planning to sell last nights catch and I invite myself to tag along. Continue reading “Caught Not Bought”
On the rare Saturday morning off, my husband managed to get me out of bed and off to the KCC Farmers Market. After an hour of shopping, full from breakfast and inspired by all the produce, we continue through Hawaii Kai and further on east. Still fresh off our farmers market high, we decide to check out what else we can find in the back road farms and nurseries of Waimanalo. Continue reading “Waimanalo TKG”
Growing up Thanksgiving meant one thing, smoked turkey. Every year the holiday was spent in Palolo with my grandpa carefully monitoring the fire out on the back porch. The savory smoke blowing for hours in the cold air until finally ready. Continue reading “Kiawe Smoke Turkey”
It’s no secret, space is limited in Hawaii, especially Honolulu. But with a little vision and a lot of love, a little space is all you need when you live in paradise. Continue reading “Pauoa Pau Hana”