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Quin-WOW!

Last year I made what was perhaps one of my dorkiest and most utilitarian purchases from Amazon.com ever. One paper shredder. One toaster. One book on quinoa. While the shredder is pretty awesome (though the toaster kind of sucks, but […]

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Friday Photo — Lumpy Love and Family Tradition

We will be missing Shake’s Mom on New Year’s Eve, her birthday, but we have started a new tradition to honor her memory: making her lumpia (Filipino egg rolls, aka “lumpies,” a family term) recipe on New Year’s Eve to […]

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Playing with Maui Product—Part 2: Caramelized Pickled Maui Onion Tart

You’d think that after my last run-in with onions, I’d have the sense not to tackle another onion-dominant dish. Well, it’s not like I’m known for common sense. (Ask my father.) We had an entire jar of Maui Preserved Pickled […]

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Cooking by the Book: Freekeh Pilaf (Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi)

I’d like to start this post with an open letter to two dear friends of mine, with whom my relationship of late has begun to go sour: Dear Garlic and Onions, We used to be such good friends. What’s happened […]

Cooking by the Book: Mushroom Parcels (Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi)

For Christmas, my sister-in-law gave me a copy of Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi. (OK, technically, this was a gift from my brother, too, but let’s be real; if you have a little brother, you know […]

Lumpy Love

For nine years, since the first year we started dating, Shake and I spent Thanksgiving with his family in Hilo. A few years ago, we had to change our annual visit to New Year’s instead, because of his work schedule. […]

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Flatbread Frustration

I’ve always had dreams of making my own freshly-baked bread. My mom once got a bread maker as a gift, which was fun to play with a couple times, but that’s just not the same as a hand-shaped loaf that […]

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Beeeeeeer! Bread

We don’t generally have beer in our house. I’m not a big fan (in fact, I downright can’t stand it…though I do loves me a good framboise!) and Shake’s kind of picky about his beers. Plus, a six-pack of beer […]

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