Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
I'm no fool! I would rather not get up at 5am for a good sale, only to be elbowed by grandma over the sale bin. Oh no! Actually I haven't been Black Friday Shopping since college. I'd rather not deal with the sleep deprived grouchy and crazies out there. I'm also rather attached to my extremities. I'd rather keep them.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
While everyone else is elbowing their way through sale bins and clothes racks and standing in long lines at the register, why not take advantage of deals online? There are a lot of Travel Deals to be had this year.
I love these metal doors.
I had my standard, the Up Country Breakfast (2 eggs with rice and Portuguese sausage and toast). Yum!
The decor was warm and inviting. It was very loud in the restaurant.
Josselin's has yummy sangrias. I tried the pomegranate sangria. For dinner, I tried the Seared Diver Scallops. They were yummy!
Monday, November 22, 2010
I waited all day for the snow. I had the day off today. I never have the day off when it snows. I'm usually one of those suckers driving to work or from work in it. Last year we had a freak snowstorm and it took me 3 1/2 hours to drive my normal 1/2 hour home.
Posted by ~Holly~ at 10:38 PM
Koloa Rum Company has started distilling their own rum on Kauai. There are 3 types of rums: gold, dark and white. There are free tastings every 1/2 hour in the rum room. The tasting is limited to 20 guests. Stand in line on the porch to reserve your spot.
The Range & Food Festival is a showcase of Kauai's cattlemen, farmers and chefs. This is their second year producing this festival. The food is prepared by some of the best Kauai chefs. The meats and produce come fresh from Kauai's farmers. This year it was hosted at the Kilohana Plantation in Puhi.
BEEF SHANK - Spice-braised beef shank with ginger brown butter and ulu gnocci by Oasis On The Beach (Executive Chef Zach Sato).
KANESHIRO LAMB - Braised achiote-calamansi lamb tostada, refried borracho beans, avocado vinaigrette, chili lime crema by Sheraton Kauai Resort (Executive Chef Leanne Kamekona & Sous Chef Jr. Pascual)
Chef Diaz also made dessert. The lady in line before me took 4. After I tasted it, I could see why. I'm not sure what's in it but it was heavenly. I think it was a apple banana bread topped with a creamy chocolate mousse. Two thumbs up!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
We ordered a large Brick Oven Super (homemade sausage, cheese, salami, pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, Italian sausage, lean beef, Portuguese sausage, smoked ham, green onions & bell peppers) on wheat with the garlic brushed crust. Prices have gone up...way up. This baby costs $35.
The crust was super thin and the toppings were lacking. There wasn't enough cheese to hold everything together. Once again, it was disappointing. Their Italian dressing is good and I usually dip my crust in it. They now charge 90 cents for a side of dressing. Seriously?
Friday, November 19, 2010
Mmm....yummy peach pineapple insides.
You can find these yummy treats at
To find it, drive into Waimea town. Right across the street from Waimea High School, you'll see the original Jo Jo's Shave Ice Shack (on your left). That's NOT the one. Take your first left hand turn after that and you'll turn onto Pokole Road. It's the second shop on your right. Park on the street and step inside.
There's a few dozen flavors you can choose from and a handful of "extras". If you only choose one extra, go for the vanilla macadamia nut ice cream on the bottom of your shaved ice. It's a winner and you won't be sorry!!
Here they are making my shaved ice. The best shaved ice is made with a huge block of ice. Excellent!
Ahhh, this really hit the spot after a day at the beach. It was a windy day and my li hing powder flew everywhere. It was delicious!! Notice that because the shaved ice is so soft and fluffy, it's melting immediately in the hot Waimea sun!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Carne Guisada (Puerto Rican Beef Stew)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
This wine shop off the highway in Puhi, across from Kauai Community College, caught my eye. I was just curious as to their selection of wine so I stopped in one day.
The Wine Garden has been in business on Kauai for about 7 years now. It's a small wine shop but they actually have a good selection of wines from the US. I also noticed some great Oregon wines so they immediately won brownie points with me. The owner offers these wines at very reasonable prices. I was actually surprised. She also had a good selection of international wines from Italy, France, etc.
The Wine Garden
4495 Puhi Road (across from Kauai Community College)
ph: (808) 245-5766
I'm not a quilter. I would love to learn how. In fact, visiting Kapaia Stitchery makes me want to learn how. I'll even confess, I've bought some quilting books and patterns from them in the past for "just in case". Am I pathetic or what?
I haven't been to Kapaia Stitchery in a while. My mother's grave is at a cemetery near the store. While tending to my graveyard duties and on a whim, I made a gut instinct stop here. Even if I didn't quilt, they always have beautiful fabric, crafts and things to look at. I would look today.
This cute hula girl quilt makes me smile.
Okay this just made me laugh. Kauai chickens. Haha! These were the buggers waking me up so early in the morning but they were cute. My nieces may like these.
This was way cute. These adorable Hawaiian angel ornaments came home with me. They'll make a great Christmas stocking stuffer.
If you're ever on Kauai and you're a crafter, check out Kapaia Stitchery. Besides fabric and quilting things, they have a decent selection of premade gift times such as bags, potholders, book covers, etc. It's a great place to shop for gifts. One visit here will also make you want to get crafting again!