Kimchi Cucumbers

When it gets hot, cucumbers always seem to come to the rescue. Cold cucumber water or cucumber slices with your facial? Sure. Little dainty cucumber sandwiches? Not really my style but okay. Pickles with your hamburger when you grill because you can’t bare to be indoors any longer? Now you are speaking my language! To…

Sweet Potato & Swiss Chard Hash

After the KCC farmers market, Roomie #1 and I are always starving. We go with every intention of getting breakfast at the market but usually end up leaving as quickly as we can to avoid the crowds. Today’s big farmers market finds were beautiful Big Island tomatoes for $3 a pound (those suckers are at…

Manhattan Clam Chowder

While some people were watching the Superbowl, I was, as usual, thinking of food. I used to watch every football game I could find but since I moved to Hawaii, the games are just too early in the day to peak my interest. Coffee and football just isn’t the same as beer and football. Without…

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…

Coconut Lemongrass Chicken Soup

I’ve been crazy busy with work and haven’t been posting much lately. It felt like I went weeks without ever being home in daylight – weekday or weekend. Oddly enough, I actually enjoyed being on the go without a break. It felt like every other fall in the campaign world. I thought when I took…