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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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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 Jan 20, 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 Triscuit (Nabisco Company) at the Gather.com site. Some of my gardening articles survived the cut when Gather was sold, some did not. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
A couple of years ago, the Wednesday Editor of Gather Writing Essentials sent out a challenge and this was my response. WWE, 2/6/13, Warm Seas – Hawaiian Seas Filed in Gather Writing Essential by Sonia Martinez on February 6, 2013... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Almost 4 years ago I did a farmers market feature article about the Kekela Farmers Market on Mana Road in Waimea for the Hawai’i HomeGrown Food Network, but the following photos were not in it. Photo: multicolored carrots The Kekela... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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Hilo...from the Mountains... (A few snaps from our latest trip into town a couple of days ago) We still have a bit of snow on Mauna Kea....taken from the Sears back parking lot New attraction....Coming Soon to Hilo! Ti leaf... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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Several years ago I joined a group of friends from an on-line 'cookbooker's' group in a scrapbooking recipe project, where we each made copies of our page for everyone else participating...It was fun, but it was also a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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If I can cut down on activities this year, maybe I will have time again for working on some recipe scrapbooking I did this one a few years ago... the 'frame' is embroidered Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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Photo: by Sonia...Upstream Kolekole just mauka of the Kolekole - Wailea Village bridge on the Old Mamalahoa Road I don't usually make New Year resolutions, and this is not one, but it is definitely a call to slow down... This... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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This year, I wanted to simplify things a bit... it was just the two of us and after checking the freezer, the fridge and the panty, I realized we had enough on hand and with just a little bit of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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In Hawai'i, where we have so many different ethnic groups living together, we share a diversity of rich cultural customs and food traditions; there are several we borrow from the Japanese at this time of year. One of them is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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T'was the morning after Christmas and all through the casa Two creatures were stirring, Caramba, que pasa? The back lanai table was set with great care In hopes that our creatures would enjoy the sweet fare Hot chocolate and 'mallows... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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Our Christmas Tree was a bit unnusual this year in that we 'made it' using a plant stand and cut greenery...but it looked quite festive decorated with lights, lanterns and bird nests... and gifts piled underneath. Our table was set... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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Christmas Party & Potluck Sunday, December 21 From 1 pm - dinner at 3 pm until pau! Kolekole Beach Park - Pavilion #3 Hosts: Brenda & Kevan Jenn & Chris Sonia & Anthony Rings on your fingers and Bells on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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When I was growing up in Cuba, a very long time ago, it was the custom in our family to get dressed up in our nicest clothing in the afternoons on the week of Christmas, and visit the Asilos de... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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This is something I wrote several years ago and shared with an on-line Cuban-American e-zine. Unfortunately, any original photos I have of those days were lost in a fire in July 2000. In the last few years, I have been... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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Instead of going into the woods to chop our tree, we drove up and down some of our backroads to snip our greens. There are not many conifers that grow in Hawaii that are appropiate to use as Christmas trees... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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For dinner last night I cooked one of the roasting chickens we buy from a nearby local farmer. I like to cook chicken in my Romertopf clay pot. There is no need to add liquids to the pot, but you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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(Photo: Our table last night. The wreath around the candle was the one my son made last Wednesday during our Wreath Making Party; the red banded dishes were a gift from my friend Maritza several years ago. The white polka... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
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Starting our Christmas Season with special little dinners as the mood hits me... Last night's dinner featured very easy, but quite delicious crab cakes...a combination of several recipes found on the Internet. There are no quantities, I just played with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii