January 2011 Archives



White, pink, red, purple and …..orange striped!

What a turkey…

….as seen wandering over Old Mamalohoa Highway near Ahualoa

Hot Seafood Dip

8 oz minced shrimp, crab or imitation crab. 1 onion, minced 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups mayonnaise 1/8 cup chopped fresh parsley Pepper to taste 1 loaf hard-crust bread, hollowed out. Mix together all ingredients. Spoon into the hollowed out bread. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until dip is thoroughly heated. Serve with multigrain crackers

Night Blooming Jasmine

The smell is heavenly when we come home at night and the odor wafts across the gulch to welcome us home


They’re green, or red, or purple, or variegated…

Combo Tea

Well, it’s a diet thing……..can’t drink coffee without cream and sugar, but Grandma R taught me to drink my tea black. So, when trying to lose weight, I give up coffee for tea.  We found a hole-in-the-wall restaurant today, tucked in the back alleys of Hilo. And this place-“Garden Snack Club“-serves not only Thai recipes I haven’t seen anywhere else, they served this “combo tea.”  “Do you sell teabags, or loose tea?!” I asked excitedly after Continue reading

Lipstick Plant

Useless Piece of …….

….fill in the blank. It has been a longstanding–sort of—joke between DH and me.  Whenever he has something of great import to tell me (what he calls instructing me intensely) I usually answer “Sorry, I am a useless piece of crap, piece of $#&*……) So today, when he was trying to figure out where the beams are under the roof, in order to drill holes for the new solar panel rails, I suggested that I Continue reading

African Tulip Tree

…considered a pest/invasive species, but they sure are pretty!

Sausage tree

….um….don’t fall asleep under the sausage tree…..