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 August, 2012
A Quick Visit to the Honolulu Farmer's Market at KCC

A Quick Visit to the Honolulu Farmer’s Market at KCC

Pink and Red Ginger Last month I visited the Saturday morning¬†Honolulu Farmer’s Market at Kapiolani Community College. Unfortunately I only had about 30 minutes, so I didn’t have time to stop at every booth. I love spending hours at farmer’s markets just browsing leisurely, but I didn’t have the luxury this time. Parrot’s Beak Bright,...
Dragonfruit Smoothie

Dragonfruit Smoothie

One of the best things I enjoy doing in Hawaii is eating all the local fruits. As you know, I’m a big fan of Hawaiian papayas, pineapples and strawberries, but dragonfruit is something relatively new to me. It’s not a fruit that was grown commercially in Hawaii until fairly recently–I don’t remember growing up eating...
Ella's Dining Room

Ella’s Dining Room

Peach and Prosciutto Salad, Shaved Fennel, Watermelon Radish, Coffee Aioli, and Smoked Olive Oil I’m taking a little break from the Hawaii posts to show you a peek of the delicious dinner we had last night at Ella’s Dining Room and Bar. So fresh, sweet yet savory–if only the salads I make at home would...
3660 On the Rise

3660 On the Rise

Ahi Katsu:¬†Sashimi-Grade Ahi Wrapped in Nori and Deep Fried Medium Rare, with Wasabi-Ginger Sauce We met up with some friends on Oahu and had the best dinner at 3660 On the Rise. I’ve heard such good things about 3660 for years, but have never gotten to try them out until now. All I can say...
Ko'olina

Ko’olina

In the next few posts, I’ll be sharing some of the things we did on our trip back to Hawaii a few weeks ago. We loved seeing family and friends, but we also got to play tourist and stayed a few days at this villa at the Koolina Beach Villa Resort. See all the photos...
Wordless Wednesday--Maui Sunset

Wordless Wednesday–Maui Sunset

Hawaiian Airlines Updated Food and Inflight Snack Bar

Hawaiian Airlines Updated Food and Inflight Snack Bar

The new Hawaiian Airlines logo blanket available for purchase ($8.00); the pillow was not available on the day of our flight. Having just flown back from Hawaii a few days ago, I was surprised to discover that Hawaiian Airlines has finally changed their menu. I first got an inkling that something was different when we...
Whole Wheat Pasta with Portuguese Sausage, Sweet Onions and Lucini Tomato Gorgonzola Sauce

Whole Wheat Pasta with Portuguese Sausage, Sweet Onions and Lucini Tomato Gorgonzola Sauce

Tonight’s great dinner idea comes straight from Tania, of MauiShopGirl. It sounded sooo good, I had to try it as soon as possible. There’s something about Portuguese sausage that makes anything with it taste delicious. Fortunately, I just happened to find the Lucini Robust Tomato Gorgonzola Sauce on sale at Bel-Air Market for $7.69. That’s...
Chocolate Covered Kula Gold Fruit Skewers

Chocolate Covered Kula Gold Fruit Skewers

Anytime I go back home to Hawaii, I love to visit the farmer’s markets to see what’s new, and to buy all the local fruits and vegetables. Kula Strawberries and Maui Gold Pineapples are two must haves on Maui. Since we were having chicken and vegetable kabobs for dinner, and I had a ton of...
Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday