I’m a new mom!

Well, that’s how it feels, anyway. My tiny sidewalk garden is growing: a couple of cuke plants, tomatoes just a few weeks old that already need transplanting yet again, a gaggle of miniscule carrot tops and a windowbox of mesclun-style greens. Got some worm poop […]

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Back again, with a commercial rant

News: I’ll be blogging from the Merrie Monarch hula competition for the Star-Advertiser this year. It’s just a month away; I’ll be there from Tuesday to Sunday (April 10-14) and can hardly wait. You’ll be able to read about my daily activities on the S-A […]

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More Maui adventures

Spent a long weekend on Maui, which explains the blog-less days of last week. My mother’s home is Internet-free. Every time I go there, I suffer severe withdrawal, though not quite severe enough to send me to Starbucks (or Wailuku Coffee Co.) every day. Best […]

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A tale of kale

Boy was I proud of myself on Valentine’s Day! For a while, anyway. I planned a red main dish: Indian butter chicken, which has a tomato-based sauce, accompanied by cardamom rice (1 cup long grain rice, steamed with 2 cups water, a tablespoon of ground […]

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True confessions and the final cut

True confessions. I’ve never been to Punahou Carnival. And yet again, this year, I’m not going (got a cooking class coming up and story deadlines). But today, I’m making Punahou Caramel Cuts, like penuche candy, only in cooking form. I love penuche candy (aka brown […]

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