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 [...]

Making My List and Checking it Twice: San Francisco Restaurants

Yippee! Recently booked my flight to San Francisco. Going there with my son to meet up with my husband who is deployed and on a two week leave from Iraq. It will be so wonderful to see him! We are meeting on the mainland to have a nice vacation together and see long-time friends from [...]

Rum Fizzle: The Sheraton Waikiki’s RumFire

This weekend, I spent some time in Waikiki and one of the highlights of the trip was supposed to have been dinner at RUMFIRE at the Sheraton Waikiki. Prior to opening, RumFire was touted as the newest and most exciting place for delicious food in a long time. They stole the Executive Sous Chef Colin [...]

A Royal Lu’au

Yesterday, I had the privilege of a sneak preview of the renovations at the famed Pink Palace of the Pacific – the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach. For those of you who don’t know the Royal, it is one of the oldest and most prolific hotels in Hawaii. Built in 1927, in the Spanish [...]