Beach Bumming~ at a cafe! :D

Beach Bumming~ at a cafe! :D

April 18, 2011  |  Eats, Restaurant Reviews  |  No Comments
0saves

This month’s Around Hawaii post is yet another review, as I still haven’t been able to get myself into the kitchen…

I was, however, able to check out Beach Bum Cafe, located in Executive Centre in Downtown. They’re not your ordinary coffee shop, all their coffees are ground on the spot, and brewed one or two cups at a time! The coffee was great, and while I haven’t been able to get there as often as I’d like (I’ve been on a stricter budget these days), I’m looking forward to treating myself with the good stuff every once in a while :)

Their brewing methods alone are a great reason to check them out. It’s like chemistry all over again! Hehe.

siphon method of brewing coffee at beach cum cafe

Click here to read the post, and don’t forget to try Beach Bum Cafe!

Around Hawaii: Checking out Eat Cafe

Around Hawaii: Checking out Eat Cafe

March 18, 2011  |  Eats, Restaurant Reviews  |  2 Comments
0saves

Being busier than normal at work and with classes, I’ve been migrating from recipes to restaurant reviews on my Around Hawaii blog.

I guess even though I don’t have as much time to cook, I still make time to eat! :D Hehe.

Check out my review of Eat Cafe in the Gentry Pacific Design Center, over on Around Hawaii.com.  The Sunnyside panini (pictured above) was delish! Can’t wait to go back!

Red rice shenanigans

Red rice shenanigans

February 28, 2011  |  Eats, Recipes  |  2 Comments

Have you ever ordered fried rice from Green Papaya and requested it to be made with brown rice? No? Do it. It's seriously one of the best fried rice dishes I've ever had. Something about the nutty-ness of the brown rice and the crazy mashup of whatever seasoning they use makes it one of our all time favorite places to go. One problem: replicating it is pretty tough. Ironically, as I stared at the plate, trying to figure out why it was so delish, the rice called out to me. "Not brown rice!" Okay, that was actually Ry saying that as he tried another bite. I agreed with him, though. It definitely didn't look brown. So we headed for chinatown, in search of answers.

Read More Post a comment (2)

They’re down with the beat

February 15, 2011  |  Eats, Restaurant Reviews  |  No Comments

The vegan beat, that is. Vegans have it rough. They avoid all animal products, including eggs and dairy (life without ice cream, can you imagine it??). However, they can now rejoice! There's a new restaurant in Chinatown, Downbeat, that amazingly has a vegan option for EVERYTHING.

Read More Post a comment (0)
Quest for the Best: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Quest for the Best: Red Velvet Cupcakes

February 8, 2011  |  Restaurant Reviews, Sweets  |  6 Comments

After the previous post about what red velvet REALLY is (no folks, not just choco cake with tons of red food coloring), I decided that maybe a taste test should go down. Of course, that was months ago, and the thought slipped my mind as the holidays came, left, and I let school do the whole time-consumption thing. Then, fate intervened. The "Eat the Streets" food truck rally happened, and my coworkers left me in the Gogi Korean Tacos line while they skipped over to the Let them Eat Cupcakes tent. Honestly? I didn't care. Not a huge cupcake fan, and currently participating in our office's version of "The Biggest Loser" I figure I could spare myself the calories. All this changed when they came into the office the next day raving about these darn cupcakes. Saying they were the BEST they've ever had, etc, etc, etc. Darn them and their sugar coated super powers.

Read More Post a comment (6)
Since I’m out of cereal, I guess it’s an ice cream update

Since I’m out of cereal, I guess it’s an ice cream update

February 1, 2011  |  Updates  |  2 Comments

It's been over a month. Actually, it's been something close to TWO months since my last post. As usual, I underestimated that beast of a time hoard, school. Four classes, and one of them a REAL class instead of all the online shenanigans I'm used to. It's actually pretty exciting, and I'm enjoying all my classes. The downside is that it's taking away time from blogging, reading, cooking and stuff like laundry. (Thankfully Ry's been doing it haha) Of course, with the new year in full swing (can you believe it's already February!?) I'm re-kindling my motivation and trying to get back into the swing of things. I actually got off my butt and cooked dinner tonight!

Read More Post a comment (2)
Simplify your holidays!

Simplify your holidays!

December 13, 2010  |  Eats, Sweets  |  2 Comments

This year, I'm once again participating in Kanu Hawaii's "Simplify the Holidays" campaign. It's pretty simple, as the title states, the goal of this campaign is not only to reduce the ridiculous amounts of trash accumulated during the holiday season, but to really focus on giving from the heart and spending quality time with the people we love.

Read More Post a comment (2)
What is Red Velvet?

What is Red Velvet?

December 9, 2010  |  Random Knowledge, Sweets  |  5 Comments

Okay, I don't usually do the tumblr type blog on here and repost to other blogs, but when I read the Baking Bites blog this morning, I decided I had to. It's funny when you think about it, but I've never stopped to ask what Red Velvet cake is. I always just ran with the assumption that it was chocolate cake with tons of red food coloring in it.

Read More Post a comment (5)
No dill pickles for me.

No dill pickles for me.

December 8, 2010  |  Gardening  |  4 Comments

Looks like my thumb isn't so green afterall. Unless, of course, you count this strange green-ish tinged dirt as part of my thumb.

Read More Post a comment (4)
Save the Chickens! *again*

Save the Chickens! *again*

December 1, 2010  |  Eats, Recipes  |  2 Comments

Instead of turkey, I did it up the TRUE vegetarian way, and saved those chickies with TOFU! Orange tofu, to be exact. Sounds a little off, I know, but be adventurous! :)

Read More Post a comment (2)