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Sonia
Big Island of Hawaii
A foodiesleuth from way back!
Interests: food, herb gardening, writing about food, love my digital camera....!
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At this time of much excitement and anticipation (on my part) due to my soon-to-be-published cookbook "From Soup to Nuts", it is heartwarming and, yes, very gratifying, to see my original little cookbook effort, "Tropical Taste" (c) 2001, is still... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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Wow...a few things just burst wide open in just the last two days... The Oxalis Triangularis (purple shamrock) has exploded with blooms and new growth in just two days! The Nasturtiums in the hanging basket are jumping with joy! Thyme... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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With all the gorgeous rains we've been getting, the yard is really perking up This is what I see from my front lanai as I step down into the yard. Most everything here is ornamental, but there is a pot... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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The 10th Annual Laupahoehoe Music Festival will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Laupahoehoe Point Beach Park (see directions below) The non-profit organization Malama Hawaii Nei along with Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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My Cookbook From Soup to Nuts pre-order page is up! Help me choose the cover! If you Pre-Order the book before Wednesday, April 1st, you will be given a chance to help me decide on the book’s cover. Click on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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A few days ago I shared an article about eggs originally written in April of 2003 for the Hamakua Times of Honoka'a - The Incredible Egg I am now sharing the second article about eggs, written May 2003 for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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TROPICAL TASTE By Sonia Martinez (originally written in April 2003 - for The Hamakua Times of Honoka'a) THE INCREDIBLE EGG With Easter just a week away, eggs come to my mind. Eggs, one of the most complete foods provided to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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Just a quick garden update...This year, our year-to-date rainfall has been way too low; so much so that Hilo and surrounding areas, usually experiencing the highest rainfall in the state, were in what our newspaper dubbed 'a moderate drought' but... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Originally posted in Gather.com on April 16, 2009 Making the Ring of the Sea Shrimp dish is very simple. the idea is not originally mine, but that of Shirley O. Corriher, cookbook author and then cooking school teacher when she... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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The Facebook page announcement said: Interested in container gardening? We still have a few spots available for Donna's "Tabletop Salad Garden" workshop where you will plant a salad garden to take home. So I e-mailed and secured two spots for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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I made this today. Turned out very good; sort of like a 'dry' Baklava, except it was not really 'dry'. The heat softened and moistened the fruit. See my notes at bottom Dried Fruits and Nuts in Puff Pastry Roll... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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The garden is changing daily and I love it! Every year I get the urge to garden... Those of you who have been following my gardening adventures know that it seems to be feast or famine...goes great for a while... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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From April through September 2011 I participated as a blogger in a Home Farming Project sponsored by Nabisco / Triscuit Company at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii