Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ono Pickles

If you like Kosher Dill pickles you should try these TrĂ¼ Pickles. 


Our story is this: Geri bought a jar. She liked them and went back to buy more to give away for Christmas. She gave Didi a jar. Didi brought some to share on Mother's Day. Wendell liked them and went and bought a jar. This past weekend Didi bought another jar.

From where, you ask?

Apparently somebody at Ace Hardware thinks they're good too. Looks like the pickles are available at all of the Ace stores nationwide. IMG_6701

You can find out more about the pickles here

Monday, May 22, 2017

Watchband Pins

Some of the watches that I get at the swap meet are missing their bands and/or pins. I got these watchband spring bar pins from Amazon . . . 360 pins for less than $8 . . . 8 mm to 25 mm, all neatly compartmentalized in a cute container. 

I opened up the container for the first time a couple week ago and then I dropped it. Can you imagine? 

I put the spilled pins back any-kine-way, closed up the container and just left it like that . . . didn't wanna deal with it.

A few days ago, I went back and fixed it up as best I could. It's all good (enough) now. 

So . . . if you ever need a watchband pin, you know who to ask.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Latest in Coffee Art

Thanks for sharing, Steven!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Under-the-Weather Kona

Kona had surgery to remove a growth on his butt on Thursday. I was worried because he had to be put under, but he took the anesthesia well and came out of it okay.

His appetite is still poor. But main thing . . . he did eat his antibiotic and pain killer that I hid in pieces of Costco chicken. 

Hopefully, he'll be good as new soon. 


Friday, May 19, 2017

Weak Me

Yesterday I brought this kale salad with me to work for lunch. 

At lunchtime, I went into CQ's office and asked to borrow her microwavable bowl. 

I gave her the salad. 

And made myself a ramen instead.

A Nissin Raoh Tonkotsu Ramen to be exact. Marukai had it on sale for $1.47 the other week. You can also get it at Costco.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


I have an extra copy of Avatar. Anybody want it? First person to email me at JalnaA@aol.com can have it. 


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Untidy Me

Here's my messy hobby, craft desk. I wish I was neater, but I'm just not.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mr. Donut's & Bakery

This has got to be the softest, most melt in da mouth donut I've ever eaten . . . even more so than Krispy Kreme! I had to force myself to not eat the whole thing. Thanks for the tip, Myko!


Me and Wendell were in Chinatown looking for fish this past Saturday, and Wendell said that since we were kinda in the area, he wanted to go looking for Mr. Donut's. I had mentioned to him earlier that Myko had recommended it and he was curious.

It's on Hotel across from Long's and Ross.

Everything looked good, but we settled for just a few plain glazed donuts. 





Monday, May 15, 2017

Wendell's Lemon-Caper Black Cod

I normally don't really care for fish, but this was really, really yummy.  Wendell saw the recipe in a magazine in a doctor's office.


He took a picture of the recipe. Cool yah . . . can take picture nowadays. No need "borrow" the magazine anymore. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Nice Me

Wendell had a colonoscopy a few days ago. His appointment was at 9:00 a.m., check in at 8:00. We pulled up to the entrance of the building at Kuakini at around 7:30 a.m. 

Wendell:  You can just drop me off.

Me:  No, I wanna go inside with you.

Wendell:  Hah?

Me: Yuh, we're too early. Marukai doesn't open until 8:00.

Wendell:  Ohhhhh, no wonda. I thought you were being nice. 

HAPPY MUDDAH'S DAY to you Muddahs!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Breadbox Hawaii

Last weekend me and da sistahs were in Manoa and ended up at Breadbox Hawaii, a made-from-scratch, Ohana-run bakery in Manoa Marketplace.  

We met Chef Mike Price and his cute family, and even though we had just picked up lunch to bring home, we couldn't resist getting a few more goodies from this place.














This is my Apple/Darjeeling Tea ($4.95) drink.  It was very refreshing.

Tomato/Basil, Mushroom/Olive and Pepperoni Pizza Pan ($3.25). So ono (per Sweetie)!

BBQ Bacon Roll and Portobello Mushroom Roll ($3.25).  Blueberry Scone ($3.00). Didi loved the scone . . . she said, "best I've ever had". 

I like go back again.


Friday, May 12, 2017

So So Cute Thank-You Card

I got this from my friend's granddaughter. 





Thursday, May 11, 2017

My Favorite One-Dollah Watch

This is my favorite one-dollah watch so far. I got it at a church rummage sale a few weeks ago. When I saw the label "Skagen Denmark" I thought that I had scored a European-made watch. 

Turns out, however, that Fossil bought out the company back in 2012, so I think the watches are made in the United States.


Still, I like it a lot. It has a Japan quartz movement and runs really well.

I like the mesh band and the cool clasp.

Most of all, I like how slim it is. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Susan's Quick Kamaboko Dip

I got the word about "dip in the lounge" just in time. Good thing I didn't hesitate to go check it out . . . might've been too late!

I asked Susan for the recipe and OMG . . . so easy. I'm totally making this for Mother's Day.


2 blocks kamaboko, grated (if you can)
1/3 cup round onion, minced
garlic salt 

Tole you . . . easy, hah!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kahai Street Kitchen Again

We just can't seem to get enough of Kahai Street Kitchen food. 

The Crispy Pork Belly was ono, but the vinegar sauce was sweeter than I had expected . . . kinda namasu-ish.  I prefer a more fish sauce flavor. 

Crispy Pork Belly ( $9.95) 
Oven roasted pork belly, sliced and dusted with flour, deep fried crispy and tossed in our vinegar, garlic and black pepper sauce, with tomatoes and sweet onions 

I only took a bite of the Braised Boneless Short Ribs. It was melt-in-the-mouth tender.

Braised Boneless Short Ribs  $12.95
Our signature braised boneless short ribs with aromatic vegetable demi-glace


Monday, May 8, 2017

Beaded Watch Bands

I finished! It came out cute, though I'm not sure how the loops will hold up.


The beads for this one came from an unfinished project that I found at the swap meet which I took apart.

This bracelet was a Randy buy. I  modified it by adding the watch face and a few charms to it. 

I did the same to this one.