Atsushi 333 Ward Ave Ste. 3-51 Honolulu 96813
The one thing I miss most from my former life since becoming a mom, is GOOD sushi. Date night doesn’t happen often and all the best sushi restaurants are only open for dinner…until now.
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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”
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.
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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”
Thursday night. Almost the weekend, but not quite. One more night of eating in. I check the fridge–chicken. Just chicken. Less than inspiring, practically boring. Then I remember what I’ve been wanting to make. Feeling victorious, I announce “I’m going to make adobo.” Continue reading “Sticky Chicken Adobo”
“Ever had whiteboy kimchi? Ask me & I’ll show you the way!” says Chef John Memering. After leaving the restaurant, the former Owner and Executive Chef of Cactus bistro decided to shift his focus from the daily grind of the business to just simply, making food. Continue reading “Whiteboy Kimchi”
In 2007 Mari’s Gardens began operation on what used to be a farm owned by Watanabe Floral. What started as an extension of the owner’s landscaping business has now grown to become the largest aquaponic farm in the state. Continue reading “Mari’s Gardens”