Currently unemployed, I enjoy golfing, stand-up paddling and surfing. I also enjoy my vegetable garden (in containers right now)and my beautiful grandsons, Kia'i and Kaimalu and my grand daughters, Kamalei and Kamalani. My favorite golf courses to date include, Makaha Valley Country Club, Makaha Resort & Golf Club and Hawaii County Club, aka Kunia.
My favorite things to cook
Various pasta dishes/concoctions. Quick and easy.
Soups and Stews in the winter. And during fall, spring and summer, well any cold dishes that are healthy, great tasting and no fuss. (Salads, etc..)I've begun baking again, and love the Cinnamon Rolls I from this site.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being a native Hawaiian, we love our hawaiian food. Every New Years Day, we celebrate with the whole family, prepare and enjoy our annual "luau" with the Ohana, (family). My brothers and sisters and in-laws each have a specialty dish, for me,its my Lomi Lomi Salmon. We also enjoy, squid luau, lau lau, chicken long rice, kalua pig (pork for you mainlanders tee hee)and of course we can't forgot the "POI". UMMMMM ONO!!!
My cooking triumphs
Newly married umteen years ago, I wanted to make Baked Beef Tongue w/white sauce for my handsome hunk. So I called my mom for her expertise, and she coached me over the phone. (I remembered most of it,but still needed encouragement) It came out fantastic, and I told him it was "Beef Ton-gay", I pronounced it with a French accent. He never knew that it was cows tongue until years later. He still loves it to this day. Geez, I haven't made it in a while, I know what we're having this Sunday. lol :)
My cooking tragedies
UGH....trying to make oatmeal cookies...i just can't get them to come out soft and chewey (w/raisins). They keep coming out HARD. Even my dog won't touch 'em. (Can't blame him)