Design Recipes: Modern country
From slipcovers to painted floors and reclaimed wood, no clear style may define what some consider “country-inspired decor.” But infusing country elements with a modern edge is becoming more popular in the design world. The result is furniture that is often handcrafted by artisans as well as decorative elements that are often vintage or even salvaged.
Starting your own garden – however big or small
With prices at the grocery store still high, many people are turning to a more sustainable source of food: gardens.
Announcements for Sunday, May 14, 2023
Waimea Bon-yu Kai Bonsai Club exhibition coming in May
Waimea Bon-yu Kai Bonsai Club (which translated literally means “Bonsai Friendship Club”) has begun to settle back into its normal operations. Last year, after a 3 year hiatus, they were able to hold a small exhibition at the Waimea Community Center (Route 19, next to Waimea Park). This year it will be a little larger. Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, 2023, 9a.m. to 4p.m.
Vegan sushi is booming. This dancer makes the most swoon-worthy in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES — Growing up in Saitama, Japan, Yoko Hasebe didn’t dream of sushi. From the age of 7, she studied ballet and later jazz dance at the Nihon University College of Art in Tokyo. Fate brought her to California and a series of jobs at Japanese restaurants, where she found her way into the kitchen, rolling maki alongside sushi chefs such as Kimiyasu Enya at Enya and Morihiro Onodera of Morihiro.
The key to making easy sushi at home? Throw a hand roll party
All you need for a hand roll party at home is a big bowl of sushi rice, a tall stack of nori (dried sheets of seaweed) and any fillings and condiments you want. Fresh, crunchy vegetables are excellent with sushi rice, and so is leftover carne asada or potato salad — with soy sauce or salsa macha, or sprinkled with nuts, or topped with fruit. Really. I’ve learned that I don’t have to be a traditionalist — or a perfectionist — when it comes to making hand rolls at home. Another plus: The only thing to cook is the rice.
Let’s Talk Food: Napa or Chinese Cabbage
Napa or Chinese cabbage, Brassica rapa var. Pekinensis, is also called Chinese white cabbage, celery cabbage, or Peking cabbage. “Napa” comes from the Japanese word for “leaves,” but in Japan it is called “hakusai.”
Plant of the Month for May 2023 – Hoya
Hoya is a plant that exists slightly under the radar. Its beauty is a bit understated. Most plants in the Hoya genus are slow growing epiphytic succulents with lovely small, waxy flowers that grow in clusters and are delicately fragrant. Devoted hoya lovers are often rare-plant enthusiasts who take pride in their plants and may collect many varieties. The rest of us, find the plant attractive and interesting and may want to include a few in our garden or in our homes.
Kona Orchid show and sale more than just orchids
Mothers Day is next Sunday so the Kona Orchid Show and Sale is a great opportunity to find the right gift for that special lady. The Annual Sale will be held at the Old Kona Airport Park Pavilion, Saturday, May 13, orchid growers from around the island will bring new and exotic orchids seldom available at other times. Also local crafters will be there with pottery, ceramics, real flower jewelry, nurturing gemstones, plus an abundance of fruit trees and other garden plants.
Announcements for Saturday, May 6, 2023
Grassroots Institute to hold luncheon in Kona May 10
For many younger Americans, tacos and dumplings top pizza and linguine
Jacob Noble doesn’t have many friends who eat in Italian restaurants.
Crispy pork chops with arugula salad
How did you eat pork chops growing up? If you’re of a certain age, I’ll bet it was with a side of applesauce or maybe homemade mashed potatoes.
Let’s Talk Food: Adopt-A-Beehive with Alan Wong
In 2010, Chef Alan Wong and Professor Lorna Tsutsumi at the University of Hawaii at Hilo started a program that allowed the community to engage in student learning.
Style at Home: Designer bed roundup
I’ve always been inspired by the possibilities of fabric. From one bolt and a little imagination can emerge curtains, an ottoman, pillows and a duvet. Every month, we feature bedding designs brought to life by our design team. It isn’t magic, though — some real work goes into making design dreams a reality.
Design Recipes: Appealing to the senses
Homes have a scent — only sometimes intentionally. Depending on the situation, they can attract or repel. Appealing to the senses, specifically a sense of smell, can be easily achieved, especially for those looking to do so naturally.
Announcements for Thursday, April 27, 2023
Water restrictions in effect
‘Cookie College’ returns with sweet tips, demos and supplies all on the table
PITTSBURGH — Cookie tables have been customary at weddings, Christmas parties, bridal showers and so many other life events for years in Western Pennsylvania. So when Laura Magone started a Facebook page to celebrate and preserve the tradition in 2015, the filmmaker was pretty certain she’d draw at least a few members.
Stir-fried rice noodles with beef and broccoli
Often made with easy-to-find, everyday ingredients, noodle dishes are both wonderfully economical and oh-so versatile. Noodles also make for great stir-fry, as Milk Street’s terrific new cookbook, “Noodles,” makes clear. One recipe that immediately caught my eye was a stir-fry combining thinly sliced flank steak with broccolini and rice stick noodles in a soy-garlic sauce.
Dominique Ansel visits Vegas to celebrate 10 years of the Cronut
LAS VEGAS — It was madness, sweet madness, those mornings in May, a decade ago, on Spring Street in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan.
Let’s Talk Food: Big Island Chocolate Festival 2023
Leading up to the Big Island Chocolate Festival Gala on Saturday at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Spa are three days of chocolate events.