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Honu Sea Vegetable Salad

Jun 19, 2014
Honu Sea Vegetable Salad

Honu Sea Vegetable Salad 2Summer always makes me think of the Hawaiian Sea Turtles (Honu) frolicing in the warm ocean waters. Young sea turtles are carnivorous, often eating jellyfish and other small invertebrates. Once they mature, however, they become herbivores and eat mainly algae and sea grasses. Until a few years...

Kitchen Sink Slushies

Jun 2, 2014
Kitchen Sink Slushies

Cran-Raspberry kitchen sink slushie w/ strawberries, kiwi,gels,brownie bites, ice cream sandwich bites, wafer cookies, toffee, almondsTis the time of year for slushies, slushies, slushies! We’ve already had some near 100 degree days here, and more are certain to come. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know...

Coconut Cream Cameo Cookies

May 11, 2014
Coconut Cream Cameo Cookies

Coconut Cream Cameo Cookies, clear backgroundBritish influence flourished in Hawaii during the reign of the Hawaiian Monarchy– from the British Union Jack in the Hawaiian flag, to formal holoku dresses, to even British Tea. In the mid 1800′s, Queen Emma of Hawaii shared a particularly close friendship with Queen Victoria...

Strawberries and Cream Cups

Apr 17, 2014
Strawberries and Cream Cups

DSC_0070I wanted some pretty strawberry parfait cups for my daughter’s tea party, and kept trying to think of what kinds of cake, cream, and sauces I wanted to layer in the glasses. As there were already going to be quite a few cakes, cookies, and treats for the tea, I...

Strawberries and Cream Cups

Apr 17, 2014
Strawberries and Cream Cups

DSC_0070I wanted some pretty strawberry parfait cups for my daughter’s tea party, and kept trying to think of what kinds of cake, cream, and sauces I wanted to layer in the glasses. As there were already going to be quite a few cakes, cookies, and treats for the tea, I...

A Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea

Apr 9, 2014
A Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea

DSC_0145We recently celebrated Laurel’s birthday with a Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea Party. I was feeling sentimental and teary just thinking about how she would be gone to college in a couple of years. She hasn’t wanted a birthday party since she was 9 years old, and this would probably...

A Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea

Apr 9, 2014
A Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea

DSC_0145We recently celebrated Laurel’s birthday with a Girls’ Day Makeover and Tea Party. I was feeling sentimental and teary just thinking about how she would be gone to college in a couple of years. She hasn’t wanted a birthday party since she was 9 years old, and this would probably...

Quick Hummus and Vegetable Toasts

Mar 27, 2014
Quick Hummus and Vegetable Toasts

wpid9439-DSC_0167.jpgI recently needed to come up with an easy open faced, vegetarian sandwich to include in a tea tray I was preparing for my daughter’s birthday tea. The other finger sandwiches I made were smoked salmon, chicken salad, and egg salad. Wouldn’t you know it? This one turned out to...

Quick Hummus and Vegetable Toasts

Mar 27, 2014
Quick Hummus and Vegetable Toasts

wpid9439-DSC_0167.jpgI recently needed to come up with an easy open faced, vegetarian sandwich to include in a tea tray I was preparing for my daughter’s birthday tea. The other finger sandwiches I made were smoked salmon, chicken salad, and egg salad. Wouldn’t you know it? This one turned out to...

Camellias

Mar 7, 2014
Camellias

wpid9415-DSC_9678.jpgIt’s been a bit quiet here on the blog lately. I’ve been stepping back a bit– trying to enjoy life without frenzy, and really appreciating the last few years with my children before they go off to new adventures. The camellias are in full bloom. Their blossoms, so beautiful on...

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