Matsumoto Shave Ice.

For my whole life I’ve wanted to go to Hawaii.  It was such a lucky trip thanks to generous people in my husband’s family.  We needed a little break from our woes for a few days.  (Still no job.  Boo.) When I e-mailed Damaris and Hannah about places to eat while we were in Oahu, […]

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Malia’s Pasteles

Guys, are you sick of me reliving Hawaii yet?  I can’t believe what an impression Hawaii had on me.  I am thinking of every possible way to get back there as soon as possible.  Could I sell a kidney?  Could I sell a car? To live there would be so nice.  Anyone want to bankroll […]

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North Shore Farmer’s Market

Are you ready for more? I asked my husband to take a picture of me drinking a coconut.  I set up the camera, handed it to him, and in his words, started being sassy and seductive.  What can I say?  I love coconut water.  It just does something to me. :) We drove around Oahu […]

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Waianae Farmer’s Market

The sun is shining today, finally, but I still can’t help but wish I could have a few more days in Hawaii.  The weather was glorious. During our trip to Oahu, we spent a lot of time shopping.  You see, my husband sustained a big cut on his left knee while he was snorkeling on […]

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The Strawberry Pickin’s

I live pretty close to Manhattan. While to some New Yorkers, that seems like “upstate” it’s still pretty urban for the suburbs. I love–no adore–the chance to get away to the “country” for a day. We drove up to Secor Strawberry Farm in Wappingers Falls, NY, which is about 1 1/2 hours from where we […]

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Strawberry Season!

(picked last year at Secor Strawberry Farm) I gave my daughter a choice for today– “Should we go to the zoo, the park, or go pick strawberries?” Her reply– “Pick strawberries AND then go to the park.” Oh, geez. I hope I have enough energy for that. The weather is going to unbelievably beautiful today […]

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Garden Update

Our little porch/patio/balcony garden is doing splendidly well. It has been so fun for our kids to see the seeds sprout and turn into recognizable plants. We’re still waiting on a few herbs and plants to take off, but we know if we’re patient… On Memorial Day we headed to The Home Depot and bought […]

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