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Friday Photo — Pinterest Cupcake Fail

Ah, Pinterest. That crazy morass of aspirational ideas. I admit to having cadged more than one idea by browsing the boards, and they’re not always successful. Case in point, my attempt at what were supposed to be cute “Ice Cream […]

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Cooking by the Book: Chocolate Whiskey Tart (Baked Elements)

The Baked NYC cookbook Baked Explorations is a favorite of mine, so I was thrilled when Shake gave me the two other books in the collection about a year ago. (There’s now a fourth, released this past fall.) I’ve made […]

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What Do I Do With This? Oven-Ready Deli Roll Edition

It’s already the final third of March and not only have I failed to put up a blog post this month until today, I haven’t even gone through and processed more than a couple of the photos I took while […]

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Friday Photo — Nikka Whisky Tasting at the Manifest

Last week, The Manifest held one of their Tasting Session seminars with bar manager Justin Park. This one focused on whiskies from the Japanese distillery Nikka. I happened to see a posting on Instagram (if you want to find out […]

Field Trip: Manulele Distillers (Kō Hana Rum)

We’ve been fans of Manulele Distillers’ Kō Hana agricole rum ever since barman Kyle Reutner at The Pig & The Lady introduced us to it last year. At the time, P&L was the only place serving it—a perk of Kyle’s […]

Friday Photo—Sugary Sundried Tomato Hearts

Happy Day Before Valentine’s Day, everyone! Shake and I are not really Valentine’s Day people, but I do have a soft spot for the girly things in life, like hearts and flowers and pink. So although Mom always said not […]

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Project Kōkua for Hawai‘i Island 2.0

Chefs are nice people. I make this generalization because I think it takes a nice person to want to feed people you don’t even know, much less people who have their finger poised to send out a snarky review of […]

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We Ate It: Off the Wall Craft (#FoodFirst vs #DessertFirst)

A couple weeks ago, we were invited to attend a media preview of Off the Wall Craft Desserts and Kitchen. (It’s located in the former Tsunami night club space on S. King Street.) OTW Craft is the brain child of […]

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