Month: August 2016

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.

A Simple Pleasure

A Simple Pleasure

One of life’s simple pleasures is snapping a pic of something. Just something. It can be anything that catches our eyes.  This slightly worn chair contrasted by the deep red of the table stood out. It’s a very simple image, but there is something eye-catching […]

Tiki’s on Oahu

Tiki’s on Oahu

On our jaunts to Oahu, Anthony and I try our best to make Tiki’s Grill and Bar in Waikiki our first stop for a cocktail and relaxation. I wish I could remember what this drink was!

Harissa – I made this!

Harissa – I made this!

My first attempt at harissa. Turned out great! The recipe is forthcoming as soon as I perfect it.

On hiatus at last!

On hiatus at last!

On Hiatus at last! Ever-busy, I spent the last several months racing from job to job to theatre to home almost non-stop.  Working two jobs, directing a show, and trying to balance my home life with it all shook my sanity and energy and then […]

Dogs at the Surfing Goat Dairy!

Dogs at the Surfing Goat Dairy!

The Surfing Goat Dairy in Kula, Hawaii, ranks high in my treasured memories and day trips. Not only are the goats adorable and the truffles to die for, but the rescue dogs living on-property are adorable and sweet. This one captured my heart the moment […]

Seared Ahi – Oh, Yum!

Seared Ahi – Oh, Yum!

Seared ahi — a silky and buttery fish lightly seared and served over a bed of vegetables.

Garnish It!

Garnish It!

A selection of garnish is an essential addition to any bar — from the humble strawberry to the zesty jalapeno.  Think of garnishes, shrubs, and bitters as the spice rack to your cocktails.

Pint and Cork

Pint and Cork

A new pub in Wailea – Pint and Cork is serving up craft cocktails and brews, and a mega assortment of wine.

Giraffe Time

Giraffe Time

As my favorite wild animal, the giraffe wins my heart.