Saturday, November 23, 2013

Gift Baskets

Red Pineapple's packaging options are just fabulous. Owner Nalani Holiday uses the term "gift baskets" loosely.

Wall Project

Red Pineapple inspired me to create my very own wall of words. I know it's sacrilegious to tear books apart but now I get to read several books at a time!

Kit n Kitchen

Euro Asian Cuisine with hefty portions and reasonable prices. The chimchiri is divine but I am partial to the dover sole.

Chewy Ginger Cookie

Looks like nothing special but a huge hit with everyone-kid, husband, friends, and students! A subtle ginger taste, crunchy edge and just enough chewiness! A special cookie like this deserves to be served in a pretty cup and saucer purchased from my favorite Honolulu boutique Red Pineapple.


Unique Hawaiian prints tucked in a cute, comfortable shop in the heart of Honolulu.

Salted Caramel-Pretzel Thumbprint

Wow! A small cookie that packs a big punch. Every taste and texture imaginable-salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy.

Happy Birthday Sally

We've been friends for years and I still think the world of her. Happy Birthday my lovely friend!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Candy Cookie

The surprise is the bite of Snickers, melted and gooey encapsulated in moist, dark devils food cake mix turned into cookie dough. Ridiculously easy and so good!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Wall of Words, Red Pineapple

I fell in love with this section of one my favorite stores on the island, Red Pineapple. This inspires me to create my own wall in my office.

Lalo's Famous Cookie

Gwyneth Paltrow's vegan version of a thumbprint cookie calls for barley flour, maple syrup, canola oil, and crushed almonds. Incredibly good for you-sweet, not too decadent, and satisfying and just pretty to look at!

Clay Box

Two Saturday afternoons creating a box to commemorate my Southeast Asia trip. Workshop was led by the ever talent and patient, Maha Weeks. Check out her blog!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Pho King

A pretty lunch of pho and summer rolls at Pho King.

Cookie Swap

The list has been drawn, the recipes have been tried and tested and the invitations have been delivered. Get ready for the 5th annual cookie swap!

Happy Birthday Willie!

Not only have the women in my life influenced me to be who I am today but my brother and father who I put both on a pedestal. They are so similar-quiet, generous, and kind. They have made an impact on what kind of man I wanted to share my life with. Happy birthday to the best brother who is a great husband, great dad, and just a great guy! Love You Willie!

Happy Birthday Estelle!

Sweet wishes to my sweet friend who is an awesome baker and great teacher!

Red Pineapple

Grand reopening of this pretty shop is now bigger, better, and REDDER!

Pizza Rinna

This meal was worth the drive from the other side of island, in the rain, and in traffic! This is the BEST pizza on the island! And since you've gone through all the trouble, get the pastrami and cheese, you will not regret it!

Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad

A hit with the family! Colorful, healthy, and hearty. Goes well with the fish tacos.

Supbaidi to Laos

Up chai lai lai(thank you very much), supbaidi(Laotian aloha) are some of the words I've learned while visiting this country full of beautiful people, peaceful scenery, and mouth watering foods. I will be back!

Temple Offerings

A visit to the temple includes an offering. Bright orange and yellow marigolds and tiny birds which you release when you reach the alter are your choices.

Food Market, Luang Prabang

Worms, frogs, fish on skewers were some of the food items sold at the market. The sight, smell, and colors were intoxicating.