Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spam Musubi

You may turn up your nose at the mention of SPAM but we locals devour this can of meat by the truckloads. White rice, a slice of SPAM, and a sheet of nori (Japanese seaweed) are all it takes to create a tasty meal. Austin was even surprised by how much he liked it!

Hanauma Bay

A must see for any visitor to Oahu. Gorgeous scenery, swimming with turtles and fishes, and a great work out climbing up the big hill.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Cormiers are here!

The increase in temperature not only marks the beginning of summer but the arrival of Celine and Clarice, a pleasant introduction to Austin, and a sweet visit from Payden. A lasagna dinner with key lime pie for dessert marked a successful night of entertaining.

Tea Cup and Pot Cookies

Adorable cookies for Mamo's tea party at the Hawaiian Mission House Museum.

Machino Chaya Japanese Buffet Restaurant

Can I eat $40 worth of food at a Japanese buffet? No, sorry to say but I can enjoy the company of my cousins to celebrate Imelda and Mike's nuptials.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Banana Walnut Cupcake

Ultramoist banana cake with a decadent topping-cream cheese frosting.

Honolulu Boy Choir

My handsome, talented, and energetic nephew Kamalu is a member of the esteemed Honolulu Boy Choir. Not only did I finally get to hear him sing but I also had the opportunity to visit the beautiful Central Union Church and I was in heaven.

Chocolate, Chocolate, and more Chocolate

A Barefoot Contessa episode inspired Kamalu, Anna, and me to create our own chocolate treats. We dipped everything we could find in the pantry and had a blast!

Tutti Frutti

Cheaper than Menchi, just as tasty! Anna especially liked the strawberry and orange poppies that burst in her mouth as she spooned a bite of yogurt with her favorite toppings.