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June 1, 2009

Reds in Waikiki

Red is my favorite color.... and I was seeing them all over Waikiki...

Red Grass Skirts... The pregnant hula dancer looked beautiful!

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Red Furla -

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Red Hats -

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Red Hat Ladies Society from Hilo. They asked me to take their picture... so I asked if I could take theirs - after the sneaky one above... :)

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June 2, 2009

Stalking Waikiki's Matchy-matchy. :)

I saw some couples, people who tried to be "matchy-matchy" in Waikiki. It was later that I thought, 'this would make a great blog topic' :) .... much to the horror of my children as I was trying to be discreet when taking pictures of those in matching gear!

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What is it with Aloha shirts that make people want to dress alike? Seriously!

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I think the matchy-matchy looked good on children though ....

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Why do people go matchy matchy in Hawaii? They really do not do it when they go other places. Tourists do not wear matching striped blue shirts in Paris, do they? Not matching Big Ben T shirts in London. Or even matching rebosos in Mexico... but they sure feel compelled to do so in Hawaii. :) I wonder...

Oh wait, maybe except for this group. LOL

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June 4, 2009

Breakfast in Bed

No, this does not qualify as gourmet, not even cheap gourmet. It is so against the Slow Food movement.... but in one big weak moment -

Malasadas from Leonards.... Hey, it's famous! :)

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Taro pie from you know where.... Hey, it's somewhat exotic --- taro is one of the ingredients... ok, way down there after sugar and other preservatives (perhaps - because I could not pronounce them!)

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(This is why I could never qualify writing a Food Blog... thought to self.) Photos all taken on my Sheraton bed... And my son gave me the idea for this post. LOL...

June 6, 2009

PhotoHunt - Advertisement

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I went through some photos and was ready to give up on this topic... until I found this. I have to apologize that this is a "rerun", as I posted this a while back...

I thought this was an interesting advertisement of what seems like a "one-stop-shop" in San Francisco...

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June 9, 2009

Kindergarten Sharing time

Jordan, wanted to make her sharing time special. She decided to bring her favorite basketball player to share with the class yesterday. Jordan's dad coaches a basketball team at a local college. Here is Ring, Jordan's favorite player.

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Ok, he is almost two feet taller than I am ... I stand a five feet, 6 inches.

June 10, 2009

Almost Wordless Wednesday - Bit of France in Waikiki

Waikiki's French Touch -

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Yumm...

June 13, 2009

Jan's Shrimp Salad

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This week Salad Samplers featured Jan's Shrimp Salad.

Shrimp Salad

1 pound extra large shrimp (16-20)fresh, wild if you can find them.
1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
¼ cup mayo
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, tarragon or parsley.
1 large stalk celery chopped
¼ large red pepper chopped
salt and pepper

Steam the shrimp for about 5 minutes in water with Old Bay.
When cool enough to handle, remove shells and chop into about 5 or 6
pieces per shrimp.
Mix the rest of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Toss in the chopped shrimp and chill.

Serve over a bed of lettuce of your choice.

I had some large shrimp in the freezer so I used those. I did not have any of the Old Bay seasoning, so I used some herbes de Provence seasoning instead. I was at Trader Joes and did not find any of the Old Bay seasoning there. The TJ staff member who was helping me had no idea what I was looking for. :)

Since my shrimp were frozen and large I steamed them for a little longer than 5 minutes.

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I also substituted the Dijon mustard with Mendocino mustard. Other than these two substitutions, I used every other ingredient per Jan's recipe.

We had this for dinner with baguette and some brie and some wine.

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My daughter commented that this was the first salad recipe that was not huge. We both loved this.... and wishing there was more to share with others.... because we loved it.

Jan, great salad. Thank you for sharing.

June 22, 2009

Grilled Romaine Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

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I am late in making this for the Sunday Salad Samplers but so thankful to Cindy for sharing this recipe. When I first read the post I questioned the "Grilled Romaine" part but wanted to try it out and so glad that I did. Delicious!

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GRILLED ROMAINE SALAD Serves 4
2 heads romaine lettuce
Extra-virgin olive oil
Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette, recipe below
Parmigiano-Reggiano
Chopped tomatoes
Homemade croutons, if desired

Preheat grill to med-high.
Rinse and pat dry the lettuce. Cut the 2 heads in half lengthwise. Brush surface wtih olive oil and grill about 4 to 5 minutes total, turning occasionally. Place each wedge on a salad plate and drizzle with Citrus Caesar Vinaigrette. With a vegetable peeler, shave some pieces from a wedge of Reggiano-Parmigiano over each salad. Top with chopped tomatoes and homemade croutons and serve.

CITRUS CAESAR VINAIGRETTE
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons anchovy paste
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Place all ingredients in a pint jar with a lid. Secure the lid, then shake to blend. Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to a week.

I skipped the achovy paste... Grilled Romaine was enough adventure... :) Seriously, Cindy, this was delicious!!! Thanks again.

June 24, 2009

Phew, so much for the boxes, tapes, labels, etc...

I did not realize that packing up a classroom was really stressful. I am finally done with all the boxes, tapes, labels, etc. In the process my classroom looked like a crime scene with signs of struggle!

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I started out sorting, throwing out, weeding so to speak, and ambitiously organizing all that I have accumulated. I had one day to pack everything - one day from the last day of school. Moving day was to come faster than my packing speed! I simply could not do all the packing - singlehandedly - in one day, so I was glad when the movers were a day late.

I started labeling in the beginning, but when "tired" sat in I did not want to organize so I just dumped stuff into packing boxes.... My colleague reminded me to label all the boxes.... I told him that I was no longer doing that because I was too embarrassed to label the boxes "CRAP"... LOL.

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In the end, I had 81 boxes! Yes, 81! I went back to visit the next day. Moving day, my classroom -

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June 27, 2009

PhotoHunt - Flags

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I wasn't sure I had anything on flags until I remembered a previous post. So here is a recycling of photo today. This is the flag of the Philippines - my home country which I will be visiting in August... well, I will be visiting my Mom who decided to go home after 25 years residency in California. This flag was flying high on a side of a building in San Francisco which I noticed during one of my visits there.

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Another version of the Philippines flag is on this umbrella I found at a Multicultural Education Conference. Interesting, ok functional too.

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June 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mikey

My grandson, Mikey, is 2 years old today. He used to be Baby Mikey until younger brother, Liam, joined the family. Mikey had his first of a series of 2nd birthday celebration last Saturday. The party had a Yo Gabba Gabba theme. (He loves that show... I did not even know what that was until Mikey took a liking, no loving to it!)

Mikey's Saturday in pictures:

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After a quick wardrobe change (due to chocolate) ... he decided it was nap time... Good thing most of his guests had left already. :)

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It did not matter where. Naptime was going to happen... on the floor until Grandma moved him to a bed.

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Exhausted... unitl the next party comes along!

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