Julia's Kitchen at the Smithsonian

You may have already read that I am attempting to do Kitchen Remodel. Well, it is only a part remodel, in actuality because I am going to redo and reuse all my old cabinets, keep all existing appliances (luckily, all newer) and try to stay otherwise on a limited budget. This is not exactly easy [...]

Aloun Farm & Pumpkin Patch For Holiday Fun

This fall, don’t forget to make a stop by Aloun Farms. Aloun Farms is famous, on Oahu, for its Halloween Pumpkin Patch and tours for school children. But have you thought about visiting year around for fresh produce?

Aloun Farms is located on 18 acres in the Ewa and Kunia areas of Oahu and employs 180 [...]

Kailua Eats: Formaggio Grill & Wine Bar

When I heard a wine bar and bistro was opening in Kailua, I was happy. No, I was ecstatic. After spending 15 years in the SF Bay Area, you get pretty used to fine dining and great wine lists.  So Formaggio came on the scene and my reviews are mixed. Why?

First, it is expensive.  Not French [...]

Kailua Eats: Baci Bistro

The Baci Bistro in Kailua is a place for the locals, the people in the know.  It is probably the best Italian restaurant on the island of Oahu, but not everyone knows it.  Which is great, because that means you can often still get a table without a reservation. 

The Baci Bistro serves consistent, quality upscale [...]

Organic Farming at Olomana Gardens

Last Saturday afternoon we went in search of island-fresh eggs. I was inspired by Ann Marie’s Cheese Slave Blog singing the praises of Pastured Eggs. The closest source I could find for fresh eggs was a place in nearby Waimanalo, Olomana Gardens. It was too much of a coincidence that this farm had been recommended [...]