Monday, October 31, 2011
My handsome, smart, and oh so talented nephew Jeremy is now the assistant pastry chef at Lanai's Koele's Lodge. I'm so proud of him! These are the scones that he whips up for the fancy, shmancy hotel guests. This recipe is worth gold! Crispy on the edges and light and flaky.
Monday, October 10, 2011
I adore my father in law! He is as passionate about food as I am and I love that about him. We gathered to enjoy Italian food at Buco di Beppo to celebrate Pop's 70th birthday. It was an evening of good company, efficient service, and delicious food.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
How good would Phantom of the Opera be on the windward side of the island? OMG...so good! Miles Wesley as the Phantom, Lydia Pusateri as Christine, and Kyle Malis as Raoul helped to create a first rate production at the Paliku Theatre at $45 a ticket. What a steal! Their voices gave me chicken skin!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Melissa d'Arabian's episode on Takeout Fakeout was great-fast, cheap and flavorful. I thought the orange marmalade, mirin, and shoyu combination was odd but it was the key to delicious chicken. Rolled in panko and drizzled with melted butter and baked at 375 for 15 minutes. If you're thinking of ordering out, save your money and try this dish!
I raced home after a meal at Macaroni Grill to recreate the orzo and it was a success! The sprig of thyme and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice were the last touches to a unforgettable side dish. Light, full of flavor, and yummy!
A feature on Food Network inspired me to get into the kitchen and try something new. Crystallized ginger, molasses, and spices made this cake pleasantly different from all the cakes I usually make but good. A dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar were perfect for a sweet ending!
I would flip through the pages and make up stories with this Japanese tale before I could even read. The page with the peach floating down the river fascinated me. I wanted to share this special story with Anna and Kamalu and they enjoyed it as much as I did. Furry monsters, Momotaru, anime style with clever techniques made this production smart and fun!