Musings of a wife and mother, born and raised in Hawaii. Far away from home now, but creating and discovering bits of sunshine and paradise in everyday life.
Monthly archive June, 2012
Cornbread Cake Patties and Muffins

Cornbread Cake Patties and Muffins

One of the best things I loved to waking up to on a Sunday morning as a child was finding a King’s bakery box on the kitchen table. My favorite in the box was a soft, buttery cornbread pattie. Every few weeks, my mom or dad would make an early morning trip to King’s Bakery...
Lite Chocolate Trifle Cups

Lite Chocolate Trifle Cups

We celebrated Father’s Day with these chocolate trifle cups. And of course some lemon bars, as requested by the Blue D. Laurel woke up early Sunday morning to pick some lemons from the yard and bake these before the day got too hot. She did a good job! The Blue D. had been strongly hinting...
Chanoyu, The Way of Tea (Part 2)

Chanoyu, The Way of Tea (Part 2)

After the Japanese Tea Ceremony┬ádemonstration, it was time to set up for the students. Here are the ladies unpacking and setting up on the school desks. The tea bowls were stored and transported in these wooden boxes. I’m told the tea bowls sometimes cost as high as $1000 , but not these bowls brought in...
Chanoyu, The Way of Tea (Part One)

Chanoyu, The Way of Tea (Part One)

Chanoyu, Japanese Tea Ceremony, is a highly artistic presentation of the preparation, serving, and drinking of matcha, powdered green tea. I was able to participate, along with Kallie, Laurel and Quill when the Omotesenke School of San Francisco came to present Chanoyu for the girls’ Japanese class. Matcha was a popular drink in China during...