Two Ladies Kitchen

Posted by Neens on January 12, 2022

We love getting care packages and gifts from our Hawaii family.  This time our Big Island fam, the Gaughen’s, brought us an assortment of mochi and manju from Two Ladies Kitchen, Hilo.  We took the boxed assortment to one of our favorite local coffee shops, Ironsmith Coffee in Encinitas, and sampled all the flavors with…

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Dinner with Anuhea

Posted by Cheryl Andaya on September 22, 2021

Food and music are two worlds I love. When I heard about Anuhea (award winning, top charting artist from Hawaii) singing at The Cork & Craft while being served savory dishes from Chef Phillip Esteban (The Cork & Craft) and dessert from Chef Kristianna Zabala (Nomad Donuts), I was quick to buy a ticket.  I…

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Irie loves, Koko Head Cafe

Posted by Neens on September 19, 2021

Our first DOCYUMENTARY, Ono Yum follows Hawaiian recording artist Irie Love as she visits one of her favorite hometown spots, Koko Head Cafe. Run by renowned chef Lee Anne Wong, the cafe attracts both locals and tourists alike — boasting some of the best eats on the south shore of Oahu.  Learn more about Irie’s…

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Spun Paradise: Making Good Sugar

Posted by Neens on December 1, 2021

It all started at Whole Foods.  I was at checkout with just the items that were on my list, trying to get out of there before something that I wasn’t intending on buying called my name.  (We’ve all been there.)  So far so good.  I was in line, I didn’t browse outside of my borders…

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Dark Roost Coffee, Kauai

Posted by Ligaya on November 11, 2021

Rolling down Koloa Road from Po’ipu, veer left onto a swath of gravel just after Lawai General Store and before the stoplight at Kaumuali’i Highway. There, find the charming vintage trailer of Dark Roost coffee, where the brews are as smooth and inviting as the tradewinds Hawai’i is known and remembered for. If you need…

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