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Oahu’s Brewseum Brings WW2 Back to Life with Craft Beer and Precious World War 2 Artifacts

Oahu’s Brewseum Brings WW2 Back to Life with Craft Beer and Precious World War 2 Artifacts

There is nothing like the anticpation of ascending a narrow stairway flanked with portraits of WW2 veterans, approaching the door of a speakeasy, giving the secret knock and password as the window slides open, and being greeted by a military-uniformed host and stepping into the […]

OCD and Wreck this Journal

OCD and Wreck this Journal

“Things happen for a reason…” “Fate is a fickle friend…” “Turn, turn, turn…” “Accept it…” “Move on…” Wise or unwise, phrases like these have been spoken as long as I can remember — and long before– I am certain, but do we believe these words? […]

Miles to Go…

Miles to Go…

Don Cheadle as Miles Davis © 2016 – Sony Pictures Classics Man is a creature who walks in two worlds and traces upon the walls of his cave the wonders and the nightmare experiences of his spiritual pilgrimage. Morris West Last Friday, Anthony and I finally […]

Aroma and Sentimentality – Some of the Sweetest Memories are Made in the Kitchen

Aroma and Sentimentality – Some of the Sweetest Memories are Made in the Kitchen

Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel – Oliver Wendell Holmes I’ll never forget the aroma of rosemary and garlic that hung in the air in my step-Nonni’s ranch house kitchen when […]

Growing Herbs from Cuttings?

Growing Herbs from Cuttings?

On Friday, my boyfriend, Anthony, came home with a bag of goodies gifted by a friend of ours who has an epic garden in Upcountry Maui. Inside the bag, I gleefully spied bundles of fresh home-grown rosemary, basil, and the biggest stalks of green onions […]

Gordon Ramsay’s EPIC Scrambled Eggs

Gordon Ramsay’s EPIC Scrambled Eggs

It’s Sunday morning. I wake up and sleepily shuffle into the kitchen, mutter a groggy good morning to my sweetie, Anthony, and I start making my morning pot of fresh sleep-zapping coffee. I run the water first to dampen the sound of the coffee bag […]

Rita Moreno, Her Autograph, and MORE

Rita Moreno, Her Autograph, and MORE

Who got the best birthday present ever? I DID. Yep, me. Little ‘ol me from one of my two step mothers, Robin. Those who know me well (and Robin certainly does), know that my favorite actress is none other than the vivacious, talented, and wonderful […]

Tastin’ it in Wailea

Tastin’ it in Wailea

The past several years, I have watched hungrily as the Taste of Wailea event passed me by.  Over $100 for a ticket to this event? Yikes! Not affordable for a gal who makes much less per year than she used to.  Hey, it’s the price […]

Wreck This Journal

Wreck This Journal

Apparently it is time to get my blog back up and running again, and why not start with my latest project? For my 46th birthday this year, one of the sweetest gifts my boyfriend Anthony gave me was a Keri Smith Wreck This Journal. Yes, […]

Simple Simple Syrups

Simple Simple Syrups

Like bitters, simple syrups are essential additions to your home bar “spice rack.”  I make my own!

Lemony Asparagus

Lemony Asparagus

A pungent vegetable, asparagus is a difficult food item to pair with other flavors. I find that adding a sour to an asparagus balances the flavors nicely.

Why All the Pictures?

Why All the Pictures?

Why all the quick shots and descriptions of these pictures, you ask?  It’s simple. I am testing out new Word Press templates/themes, and I need enough new posts to sample the themes.