Ireland: Day 10-13 – Dingle and the road back to Dublin

Ireland: Day 10-13 – Dingle and the road back to Dublin

Dingle Dingle is hip. I don’t know if it is trying to be, but compared to other towns we have been to it is. Maybe it’s the fact that there are spots like Inch Beach where you can surf or book stores with cafes tucked in the back of them like Au Cafe Liteartha or...

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Ireland: Day 8 & 9 – Blarney, Killarney and Kenmare

Ireland: Day 8 & 9 – Blarney, Killarney and Kenmare

“Blarney is something more than mere flattery. It is flattery sweetened by humour and flavoured by wit. Those who mix with Irish folk have many examples of it in their everyday experience.”–– John O’Connor Power (Irish politician)  Blarney Castle &...

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Ireland: Day 6 & 7 – Kinsale

Ireland: Day 6 & 7 – Kinsale

“It’s the Sausalito of Ireland!” he tells me. My friend, referring to the posh community full of sailboats and stunning views north of the Golden Gate Bridge, is right. The charming town that sits where the San Francisco bay meets the Pacific Ocean...

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Ireland: Day 4 & 5 – Center City Cork

Ireland: Day 4 & 5 – Center City Cork

We arrive in the afternoon and check into the Gabrielle Guest House. Just a short walk into town. I grab my laptop and hope to get a few hours of work in at a nearby coffee shop before it’s time for dinner. Cork Coffee Roasters Groovy spot for coffee, but no...

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Ireland: Day 2 & 3 – Waterford, Kilkenny & Cashell

On this leg of the trip we are visiting a famous crystal factory, a castle and more ancient ruins. Food isn’t front and center, but I do stumble on to a few typical Irish dishes to write home about. Waterford At Geoff’s in Waterford we have a lunch of...

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Ireland: Day 1 – Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford

Ireland: Day 1 – Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford

…continued from London Travel Guide 1, 2 & 3. Sleep just does not seem to be in the cards for me so far on this trip. I barely got three hours last night and we are headed out early this morning. Mom and I leave London and join my brother in Ireland....

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The River Cafe (London Travel Guide For Foodies: Day 3 of 3)

The River Cafe (London Travel Guide For Foodies: Day 3 of 3)

Find day 1 of this trip here Find day 2 of this trip here This post is dedicated to two men I spent most of my waking hours with between the years 2006-2011: Staffan Terje and Umberto Gibin. My morning started slow and mindful like it usually does. A little reading, a...

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London Travel Guide For Foodies: Day 2 of 3

London Travel Guide For Foodies: Day 2 of 3

Find day 1 of this trip here I start early again today. I’m excited to get moving after yesterday. But first, coffee… Monmouth This local coffee shop in Covent Garden responsibly sources and roasts beans from single farms, estates and cooperatives. They...

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London Travel Guide For Foodies: Day 1 of 3

London Travel Guide For Foodies: Day 1 of 3

It’s 3 a.m. Time to get up. Bleary eyed, I brush my teeth and shove my toothbrush, clean laundry and a stack of books into my suitcase. I zip it up, grab my phone and order a Lyft. There are zero people in line when I arrive at the San Diego airport. But,...

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Camping Out In Carlsbad

Camping Out In Carlsbad

Campfire––a farm-to-table restaurant from the owners of Ironside and Craft & Commerce––nails their camping concept in highly refined ways. One of my favorite things about coming home from camping is jumping into the shower and rinsing the campfire out of my hair....

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The Path to Enlightenment is Paved with Thai Street Food

The Path to Enlightenment is Paved with Thai Street Food

Once a year the Thai Buddhist Temple of Hawaiʻi turns into a Thai Street Food Sanctuary Crispy fried chicken with sticky rice, steaming bowls of coconut fish curry poured over vermicelli noodles with fresh herbs and lime and ice-cold cups of bright orange, spiced Thai...

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Madre Chocolate Farm Tour: How To Get From Bean To Bar

Madre Chocolate Farm Tour: How To Get From Bean To Bar

An afternoon of connecting with the land and tasting award winning chocolate awaits you on the Madre Chocolate Farm Tour at Nine Fine Mynahs Estate in Waialua. Imagine biting into a bar of rich dark chocolate that is so creamy you swear it is milk chocolate. There’s...

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Vegan Sweet Potato Chowder

Vegan Sweet Potato Chowder

Want a comforting, hot soup that will make you feel amazing afterward? One that won’t weigh you down? This vegan sweet potato chowder is a favorite at the yoga retreats I cook for. And after many requests for the recipe I’m finally getting it up on the...

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Ulu-Kiawe Cornbread

Ulu-Kiawe Cornbread

I developed this ulu-kiawe cornbread recipe for my last Pupus With A Purpose  event to highlight ingredients that are both local and invasive to Hawaiʻi. To make a gluten-free cornbread (or any kind of gluten-free bread for that matter) takes a bit of tinkering. AP...

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Waiahole Poi Factory: A Roadside Stand Worth Stopping For

Waiahole Poi Factory: A Roadside Stand Worth Stopping For

An afternoon cruise on the Windward side is not complete without a plate lunch at this local icon. One of my favorite things to do with my husband on a day off, is pack a couple beach towels and a cooler and drive up the windward coast. After living here almost two...

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How To Make An Omelette

How To Make An Omelette

Do you want to know how to make an omelette? You should! From Escoffier to James Beard there is probably no ingredient, more highly revered by chefs, than the humble egg. Back in the day, Chefs had aspiring cooks prepare them an omelette to test their capabilities in...

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Digesting A Year Of Ingredients

Digesting A Year Of Ingredients

On January 1st, 2018 I took on a personal project called “The Year Of Ingredients.” The goal was simple, find 365 ingredients grown in Hawaii. I chose Instagram as my platform for the challenge. My job was to post an image of an ingredient every day with a...

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