The Weekend Gourmet: Living With Aloha, One Great Meal at a Time
is meant to celebrate life, food and fun, in the beautiful Hawaiian Island setting of Kailua, Oahu.  Join my family, friends and me, as we take a culinary journey among some of my favorite recipes for entertaining and “special occasions” ~ which mostly occur on the weekends, when we have a little more time to do something fabulous.

I have taken a few cooking classes, over the years, but have no formal culinary training.  I just love to create beautiful and tasty dishes.  Another of my hobbies is reverse engineering restaurant food and doing restaurant reviews, locally, on Oahu, and in my travels. I am working on my photography.

The unfortunate truth is that I have taken many of the photos in this blog with my iPhone.  Results are not great.  My photography is a work in progress ~ Please be patient.

I hope you will enjoy a small taste of the relaxed island lifestyle that we enjoy and would love to hear from you!

Mahalo for Visting!
With Aloha Nui Loa  ~ Yvonne


Our home is Kailua, Oahu, one of the most beautiful places on earth. I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be. Kailua is a small community of about 40,000 people, about 14 miles outside of Honolulu. Kailua is a great place to live or visit (just ask the President!). For more information about visiting or living in Kailua, please don’t hesitate to contact me.Lanikai Beach Kailua Oahu Hawaii
Lanikai Beach, Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii

Koolau Mountains Above Kailua and Enchanted Lake
Koolau Mountain Range over Enchanted Lake Area of Kailua.

Kailua Beach With RainbowKaelepulu Stream in Kailua
Kaelepulu Stream in Kailua

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