Monthly Archives: November 2008

Thanksgiving 2008: Done!

4.5 hours later… the turkey is done!  The glaze on top is pineapple jam (another Hawaiian variation). This is the gravy and vegetables from the bottom Finally.. all done Turkey (about 5% of the entire bird), stuffing, cranberry relish, candied … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2008: Cooking!

The big day finally arived.  I woke up around 8 and went a quick run before heading to the kitchen.   First thing was to get the stuffing ready.  Cooked up the rice a roni and roasted some chestnuts.   … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2008 Let the Cooking Begin: Cranberry Relish & Apple Pie

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and it really is nice to be back home to celebrate it.   Food & Football.  What could be better.  Tomorrow’s menu will include:   -Turkey (18 pounds! Cost only $5… by far the best deal … Continue reading

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West Hawaiian Orchids: Excise Tax License

I got my General Excise Tax License today from the State of Hawaii.  This is basically the Hawaii sales tax.  Lucky for me, I won’t be selling anything within Hawaii so no need to collect it!

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Makapu`u

After I tore up my board (and arm) on the reef at Wailupe, I started coming here to Makapuu to surf.  Its a long drive (13km) but the water is deep and it is usually pretty empty.   It is also … Continue reading

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三杯雞Monday

Ihadn’t cooked 三杯雞 since I left Singapore so when I saw some some nice cheap basil in Chinatown today… I decided to give a go.  

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Hawaii Loa Ridge

I’ve been meaning to hike up Hawaii Loa Ridge for a long time and Robbie’s visit finally gave me the chance.  This hike starts pretty high up… but was by no means easy. View near the base of the trail. … Continue reading

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