Thyme & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

As usual, I put off my Christmas shopping until the very last minute. That meant braving the shopping complexes of Honolulu on the day before Christmas eve. Not a pretty picture. Anxiety and stress filled the air thicker than the tinny carols over the loudspeakers. Everyone running around frantically trying to find the last minute…

Gingerbread

With the balmy weather and endless sunshine, December in Hawaii is glorious but Christmas in Hawaii takes a bit of getting used to. There is all the same Christmas kitsch just repackaged to a tropical feel. Shaka Santa, Surfing Santa, Swimming Santa. Instead of a sleigh, Santa arrives in an outrigger canoe. Instead of the…

Cranberry Brown Sugar Tart

The holidays are a crazy time of year anybody but in my family, it can be even more complicated since we all live so far apart. Plane tickets and timing phone calls so no one accidentally calls Grammy at 2:00 am. Friends, family, and pretty much anyone we find are brought into the fold. Sometimes…