Sunday, August 20, 2017

library card

Untitled On this trip back, I tried to use my library card to borrow a few things.

But, I guess it had been awhile since I last used it because in that time, they had placed expiration dates on the cards and mine was expired.

So, I had to go down to the library, show ID and renew the card (no charge).

There were a few cookbooks I was interested in, so flipping through them through the library was a nice way to actually see them before buying.

Also, I was able to borrow a season of a TV show on DVD for a dollar.

I appreciate the library also transferring books that I wanted to see from one library to a library closer to me.

Do you use your public library?

Saturday, August 19, 2017

kona red

IMG_1572 Tried this cold brew by Kona Red, which I believe is a local company that uses the nutrients from the coffee berry and infuses it into their coffees.

I enjoyed this, smooth.

It's a 3-day weekend is Admissions Day, the day Hawaii became a State.

Have a nice weekend.

Friday, August 18, 2017

big island coffee roasters

thank you! received my order today❤︎can't wait to try these! #bigislandcoffeeroasters #road1espresso #stoutheartdark #buylocal #bigisland #hawaii Last summer when I went to Hilo, I picked up Big Island Coffee Roasters' Puna Kazumura, which was a medium roast coffee.

While we enjoyed this, I was interested in trying their Medium Dark blends...

So on this trip back, I ordered their Road 1 Espresso (medium dark) and Stout Heart Dark (dark).

Can't wait to try these.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

welcoming committee

"someone" enjoying my bag & suitcase❤︎ #malia #bombaycat #hawaii I had shared this photo on Instagram, but realized I hadn't here.

I think this was either my first or second night in Hawaii...I found my furry niece, Malia, in my suitcase rubbing her face against my summer bag, welcoming me back...I guess.

Now every morning, we tell each other "good morning" and then she gets some (unwanted) hugs.

Krazy aunty "terrorizing" her furry niece...I know she loves it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

ono hawaiian foods

1st (& last) time kau kau-ing with @rexmaximilian at ono hawaiian foods as they will close at the end of the month❤︎ #onohawaiianfood #kapahulu #hawaii #kaluapig #laulau #lomilomisalmon #pipikaula #pickledonions #poi #haupia #latergram Met up with my Flickr friend, Rex.

He mentioned that Ono Hawaiian Foods was closing so if we could have lunch there...

To tell you the truth, I'd never eaten there, in all of the 50-something years they were in business (sorry!)

Growing up, my family would always make lau lau, lomi lomi salmon, haupia...and on special occasions we would make kalua pig...

So, rarely would we go out to eat these foods.

Anyway...we got there a couple minutes before opening and by the time the place opened there was a nice line.

Lots of people taking out, but there were also quite a bit dining in.

Rex ordered their kalua pig plate, while I went with their lau lau plate...both $18.00 (plus tax)

Each plate comes with lomi lomi salmon, haupia, pipikaula, pickled onions and rice or small poi (we both chose poi).

I really enjoyed the family style dining.

The lau lau was HUGE but super moist and very well seasoned.

The kalua pig was tender and flavorful.

One day old poi was on the tart side but delicious with the lomi lomi salmon.

It was nice experiencing this place, though sad that they will close at the end of the month.

Thanks for suggesting this place and meeting up Rex!

Ono Hawaiian Foods (closing at the end of August 2017)
726 Kapahulu Avenue
Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone: 808.737.2275

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

champions malasadas

heard they are selling their business, so I'm getting my fix❤︎ #malasada #hawaii #championmalasadas I don't quite remember when my Aunty Marian told me that Champions Malasadas was closing...

They are still looking for someone to take over their business, so this trip back I made sure to get my fix in.

The price is $.90 (plus tax)...a little higher than the last time I had them, but still under a dollar.

When the business changes hands, I hope the quality won't change...

The malasadas are still light and fluffy..and will always be my favorite.

Monday, August 14, 2017

thank you!

thank you @rtkmatsu & S for sharing your "flavors of hilo" & dried aku❤︎ #pineapple #avocado #lilikoi #ume #jam #driedaku #hawaii #bigisland #hilo So thankful for all the kindness.

Yesterday morning, reader Ryan and his wife S, drove up to deliver and share some avocados, pineapple, homemade jams & some dried aku (skipjack tuna).

The avocado was creamy, pineapple was sweet & dried aku was delicious.

We are looking forward to catching up with you two when Satoshi comes in a few weeks!

Thank you again!