Five Little Things - June 13, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: Abundance in the Markets It’s this time of year — these weeks in particular — that I love the most at the farmer’s markets. All our favorite fruits are coming...

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Nutella Filled Mini Doughnuts

How do you know when the man you choose to marry will be an amazing father? Can you tell by the way he cares for you? By the way he treats young nieces and nephews? By the...

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Simple Sundays | Ginger-Mint Coconut Water Cooler

We arrived cloaked by darkness, the evening sky chirping with cicadas as the car engine rolled to a stop. It had been a long, long ride from Manila, to the beachside town where my grandfather still had...

Five Little Things - June 6, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: Lychees When I was a little girl, lychees came out of a can, syrup and all, over a bowl of ice, and it was in a word: delicious. Imagine my...

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Fish Tacos with Avocado-Cilantro Sauce

When your butcher comments that he’s seen more of your husband than you recently, you know it must be true. You’ve been in a rut. A food rut. I hit a wall recently, where my appetite was...

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Asian Cucumber Carrot Slaw

I would pick the seat closest to the fan. In the sweltering heat, I would feel the breeze on my shoulders as it rotated, ever so slowly, and I could feel each tick of the second hand...

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Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Shades of Sunset I was so taken by my farmer’s market haul last Saturday, the colors were as gorgeous as some of the prettiest sunsets I’ve seen! The cherries have...

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Cherry Nutella Scones

I miss her. It was 20 years yesterday. 20 years since I heard her laugh, since we shared a meal, since I pretended to be embarrassed as she danced without a care in the world. 20 years...

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Simple Sundays | Berry Flaxseed Muffins

“If I pull out the right sock, it’ll be a lucky day,” I thought to myself. My hand fished inside the dryer, feeling around for my precious sock. When I pulled it out my heart leapt –...

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Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week:

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Simple Sundays | Açaí Smoothie

It doesn’t take long to remember. It comes back to you, just a few minutes after the wheels touch down. Just moments after checking in. Just as you sit at the cafe, with the ocean breeze caressing...

Chickpea Salad | Five Little Things - May 16, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Oldies but Goodies: Chickpea Salad I don’t know how many times I have made this salad since I first shared it years ago…but it’s way too many to count! And...

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

The trouble with reading memoirs is this:

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Filling My Plate at The Big Traveling Potluck + An Olive Tomato Salsa

A little part of me falters each time I shake a new hand, as I look into the eyes of another face, and hear their name. For someone who loves meeting new people, I am terrible at...

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Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: The Kindness of Strangers There are no public restrooms in downtown Honolulu. I learned this the hard way,