A tribute to the Tot

I enjoy a little romance every now and then — something innocent and simple, with no sex and a happy ending. (I’m talking about romance novels, of course).   Among my favorite authors is Lavyrle Spencer. When I heard she was retiring a few years […]

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Will she ever stop with the mangoes?

Just finished testing the mango manju recipe I’m going to be demonstrating at Mangoes at the Moana. They’re yummy, but I’m going to give it one more go to see if I can improve them even futher. If you’re interested in learning how to make […]

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Whither HRC?

Spent a pleasant lunchtime talking about Hawaii Regional Cuisine with historian Stan Sam Yamashita, who is writing an article and possible a book about the subject. He’s a local boy who is now the Henry E. Sheffield Professor of History at Pomona College in Claremont, […]

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A little mango amendment

A change in the Mangoes at the Moana Recipe Contest, just a slight one: You can enter online or via fax only until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6 or you can enter from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. the morning of the contest, Aug. 7. […]

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Goodness from goats

The other day at a meeting for the Mangoes at the Moana event (see pupu platter or previous posts), chef Rodney Uyehara said he’d be demonstrating a recipe for chicken breasts stuffed with goat cheese and mangoes. Oh, yum. I couldn’t get that image out […]

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Interfacebooking on mangos

My husband, who rarely gets involved in my cooking adventures, facebooked me yesterday requesting a recipe for mango butter. I guess this is how people communicate in marriages these days. I’ve got a guava butter recipe that I think can be readily converted. I’ll give […]

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More mangoes?

Chef Hector Wong will be demonstrating mango cake expertise in the final demonstration, 3 p.m. at the Mangos at the Moana event Aug. 7 at the Moana-Surfrider Hotel, a Westin Resort & Spa. Doesn’t this look DELICIOUS? He makes cupcakes and mini roses for larger […]

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Go for those mango recipes…

Hey, mango lovers. Here’s everything you need to know about Mangoes at the Moana and about the upcoming recipe contest. Dust off your best mango recipes — or your most beautiful and delicious homemade mangoes so you can win cool prizes. The Second Annual Mangoes at […]

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Quick fixes

Oh, my God, my husband’s bringing home the boys! (Make THEM bring the beer, meanwhile….) Always keep a couple of pounds of edamame in the freezer. With some shoyu, hoisin, chili sauce, garlic, Hawaiian salt, you can make stir-fry the boiled soybeans for a lightning […]

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