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  • Best Coffee Spots in Kona
    September 29, 2016

    Best Coffee Spots in Kona

    Starbucks, shmarbucks. Hawaii is the only state in which you can drink a cup of coffee that is locally farmed, roasted, and brewed. In the tiny town of Kona, located on the Big Island of Hawaii, java junkies can trace...

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  • You Might Be From Hawaii If You...
    September 16, 2016

    You Might Be From Hawaii If You...

    1. Take your food to the next level. For example, shave alone just doesn’t cut it. You gotta add azuki beans, ice cream, mochi, li hing mui powder, and a snow cap before you’re satisfied. 2. Take off your shoes...

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  • The 8 Best Hawaiian Shave Ice Spots
    August 19, 2016

    The 8 Best Hawaiian Shave Ice Spots

    Just finish a surf session? Spent all day at the beach? Feel your underwear sticking to your body? If so, it’s time for shave ice. (Yes, shave not shaved.) Brought to Hawaii by early Japanese immigrants, Hawaiian shave ice is...

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  • Li Hing Mui Powder
    July 21, 2016

    5 Ways to Use Li Hing Mui Powder

    PC: Country Shave Ice 1. As a shave ice topping. No matter what flavors you choose, Li Hing sprinkled on top is a winner!! Check out Country Shave Ice in Kaimuki. They make organic syrups, so we can feel a...

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  • Kona Coffee:  From French King to French Press
    July 7, 2016

    Kona Coffee: From French King to French Press

    So just what do a French king, a Hawaiian governor and a priest have to do with Kona coffee? Quite a lot actually. Coffee beans are originally from the continent of Africa, but coffee lore says that an enterprising French...

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  • Best Poke Bowls on the Big Island of Hawaii
    May 13, 2016

    Best Poke Bowls on the Big Island of Hawaii

    Updated June 2019 Poke, pronounced POH-kay, is a Hawaiian food staple. You can buy it at the grocery store, the liquor store, or even at high end restaurants. Chef Sam Choy calls it “Hawaii’s soul food,” and we agree. Poke...

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  • 10 Things We Love About Living in Hawaii
    March 5, 2016

    10 Things We Love About Living in Hawaii

    1. The weather. What’s that Guy Hagi? It’s a sunny day in the mid 80’s with a slight chance of rain? That’s the weather report nine times out of ten, and it’s amazing. 2. Slippahs not heels. We wear our...

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  • Growing Up in Hawaii Meant Doing Yardwork
    February 16, 2016

    Growing Up in Hawaii Meant Doing Yardwork

    When I was a kid, we lived on the North Shore of Oahu. It’s a beautiful spot and back then there was no McDonalds or Walmart. You got your goodies at the Sunset Beach Store or Kammies. Mangoes, Avocados, Lychee,...

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  • Hawaiian Loco Moco - The Crazy Booger
    February 4, 2016

    Hawaiian Loco Moco - The Crazy Booger

    Hawaiian Style Cafe in Waimea and L&L Keauhou Loco Mocos. A friend who speaks Spanish recently told me that Loco Moco means Crazy Booger. What?!? Can you imagine what Spanish speaking tourists think when they come here and find out...

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