Friday, June 17, 2011

::cold brew::

I recently came across this pin for 'the perfect iced coffee' on pinterest and it automatically made me want to try out some cold brewing myself.

It just so happens on that same night, Eric brought home a large gallon glass jar telling me that this is what he's been using at work to cold brew coffee (which he mentioned to me last week). So awesome how we are on the same wavelength!! Unfortunately...we had no coffee in the house. The start of iced coffee had to wait for another day.

So we got some coffee...and added some vanilla beans and let it do it's magic...after a good stir of course.

24 hours later...more like 30, really...and a quick strain through some filters gave us a gallon of cold brewed coffee goodness. We then transferred it to chill in the refrigerator. Then some added ice, and a couple of tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk (shooting for the Vietnamese version)...and voila..a great morning pick-me-up after a sleepless night due to 104+ Kaiya temperatures. Poor baby girl. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Thursday, June 16, 2011

::keepin it local:: {two}

We try to make it to the Farmer's Markets whenever we can.  There's always great produce there, and the best part is that it's grown right here on Kauai.  It always tastes better when it hasn't traveled thousands of miles to get here...And it helps to have a chef in the family that knows how to prepare it, and make it taste delicious!

And although the weather has been pretty ugly lately...there are more days that start out like this than rainy/overcast skies.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

:bologna + tea rice:

Name change. Change is good. It's hard to think of a blog title...and the last one just wasn't cutting it. So I changed. Not saying that this is the last time, but I like it as :bologna + tea rice:.

So what the hell is bologna and tea rice? Only the best combination of food that my Grandma ever invented! When I was younger, I swear I could eat this So maybe I shouldn't get so mad when Kaiya asks me for egg + rice everytime I ask her what she wants to eat.

So for now...:bologna + tea rice: it is. BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

:puddles and plumerias:

It was another three day weekend here in Hawaii due to Kamehameha Day. The weather has been a little crappy lately...rainy and overcast, hot and humid, and windy at times. It's definitely not summer weather! But we can't complain...we live on Kauai. Such a tough life.

On Saturday we headed over to Kukuiula to hit up Bubbas Burgers for lunch. We walked around for a bit, bought some local produce at Living Foods to make Guacamole...and took advantage of the weather and had Kaiya do some puddle splashing!! She LOVED it.
Later that night we had a wedding to go to and Kaiya walked around with Aunty Dawn and Uncle Wes. They checked out goats, peacocks, and found plumerias. Look at my girl...happy as can be with a flower in her hair.  

Sunday, June 12, 2011

:knockoff chick-fil-a:

yes please!  i just came across this recipe for chick-fil-a nugs that i found through pinterest.  access to chick-fil-a since moving to hawaii...20 years ago!...has been few and far between.  if this recipe turns out to be like the real deal...oh.em.gee.  we'll just have to find out.  and if not...the search continues...until the next trip to new mexico or california.

must.try ------>

Thursday, June 9, 2011

::keepin it local:: {one}

It's been a excuses.

Recently I've been on a "keeping it local" "going green" kick. From buying local produce to experimenting with making my own cleaning products...makes me feel like I'm contributing to boosting the local economy and saving mother earth and teaching Kaiya how to be more "sustainable".

I'll try to post recipes for homemade cleaners and what not...key word:try. But for now...I want to highlight Machine Machine. The designer, Shannon, is my classmate and has the.most.awesome designs...from hats to dresses to note cards to baby rompers...she even does custom designs. One thing (so hard to pick just one!) I love love love about Shannon's pieces is that she re-purposes vintage fabrics...such as an old muu muu, or sheets...yes, sheets.

I recently purchased this dress from her etsy shop... themachinestops
...what's not to LOVE right?

If you haven't checked out Machine Machine on etsy or one of many retail shops carrying her line throughout the better run quick for your opportunity to snag her one-of-a-kind designs! 
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