Current Obsession: Williams-Sonoma City Grit Fried Chicken Kits

When we walked into Williams-Sonoma, we were not there for chicken mix. No, we were there to purchase a beautiful, lovely new red Vitamix. But we bought a City Grit Fried Chicken Kit anyway. (Because it was 30% off and this picture of fried chicken on the front made us... Read More

We Ate It — Westin Maui & Westin KORV’s Restaurants: Relish Oceanside, Pailolo Grill and Pūlehu

For many years now, it’s been our annual tradition to go on a summer trip with our hanai (adopted) parents. This is one of the greatest things about growing up in Hawai‘i: You collect parents. When you’re a kid, it’s not so cool since it means that in addition to... Read More

Friday Photo — Good Things, Tiny Packages

We’ve been trying to make an effort to get up earlier on Saturdays and get out and do things. Things, particularly, like go to the Kaka‘ako Farmers’ Market to visit the Link HNL folks and get some delicious meats. On a recent visit, we passed a vegetable vendor on our... Read More

(Sort Of) Cooking by the Book: Strawberry-Lemon Layer Cake (Christina Tosi recipe in Saveur)

This is not a typical Cooking by the Book post for a bunch of reasons (the recipe’s not from a book; I absolutely did not even try to follow the procedure exactly as written) but because I thought it deserved a very thorough walk-through, I’m calling it a (Sort Of)... Read More

Friday Photo — A Rainbow Kind of Day

Oh, I just think it’s the kind of day that calls for a rainbow cake. #LoveIsLove “Love, it is said, is blind, but love is not blind. It is an extra eye, which shows us what is most worthy of regard. To see the best is to see most clearly,... Read More

We Ate It — May 2015 (Maui)

May was Maui month. (So was June, but that’s a story for another blog post.) Shake was invited on a media trip to experience Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua and stay in Hāna at the Travaasa Hāna hotel, and I was invited to tag along (and eat... Read More

Friday Photo — Unless You Like Hotzpacho!

It’s summer (although Shake says it’s not really, yet, and therefore it is unreasonable that it is so hot already), and so it’s icky hot in our apartment. That means it’s time to eat gazpacho. (Plus, tomatoes are in season, hooray!) We’ve already had it twice this week. It’s not... Read More

Friday Photo — Doughnut Delights

A quickie Friday Photo, since S+S are on vacation! So, happy Aloha Friday and Happy National Doughnut Day! Here’s a box of our favorite Champion malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts): Have a delightful doughnutty day!... Read More