This is Sonia's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Sonia's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Sonia
Big Island of Hawaii
A foodiesleuth from way back!
Interests: food, herb gardening, writing about food, love my digital camera....!
Recent Activity
Image
Honoka'a is a lively little town at any time, but Mamane Street (the main thoroughfare through town) certainly jumps on First Fridays! I was invited to attend First Friday yesterday afternoon and evening by Edie Bikle, owner of Taro Patch... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
A few days ago I shared a post about my grandmother's flag, given to me by my mother which I had stored in a flag case. Now I am sharing a little story about another treasure, and though it did... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
Our island is one of the most bountiful bits of land anywhere....and the most remote from any other shore. That thought alone should dictate that we make more of an effort to either grow as much of our food as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
Some years ago my mother gave me a flag that had flown from a pole over a small island off the Gulf Coast of Central Florida. The island was called Footprint because from the air, it resembled a footprint. My... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
I am finally tackling something I have been wanting to do for years...I am organizing all of my published "body of work" in 3 ring binders... Since the first of my food & cooking related articles appeared in the Hamakua... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
Our office was the place where everything ended up...it was jammed with furniture on all four walls and stuff stacked all over the place. I had been wanting to get in there and get rid of stuff but it took... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
With the recent publishing of my new cookbook, "From Soup to Nuts", my first little cookbook is receiving a bit of renewed attention. For those who might not be aware, back in 2001 I self-published a cookbook - small in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
A few days ago we received about 6 cups of beautiful, sweet grape tomatoes, bursting with flavor...we also received a few small sweet Maui onions. We had used some of them in salads and also making a small medley of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
While my sister was here visiting us for three weeks, we wanted to show her places she had not visited during her previous visits to our island...so last Sunday we planned a small, sort of impromptu picnic to the Kalōpā... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
A lot has been happening lately and I am way behind on blog postings; my sister and friends visiting from the mainland... showing them the sights around the island... celebrating my 78th birthday, and a lot more. I will maybe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
Every day is a joy...Every day something new is happening... Three beautiful Water Hyacinths blooming in the Chinese jardiniere this morning; the papyrus is growing a lot since it was planted about a month ago. The Spathoglottis "Purple Haze" have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
....after a few hours of soft rain last night, and the garden is smiling... The jardiniere is blooming! The water hyacinths in the big blue and white Chinese pot are showing the very first bloom! The two terrestrial orchids I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
In a Facebook thread, the topic of cilantro came up....so I decided to address this issue from my point of view. When it comes to cilantro, a little bit goes a long ways! As shown in the abstract below, some... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
Ke Ola - The Life The Life of the Land...The Life of the People... Celebrating the arts, culture, and sustainability of the Hawaiian Islands. A magazine for those who love life on Hawai'i Island...and a magazine in which I am... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
Ke Ola - The Life The Life of the Land...The Life of the People... A magazine celebrating the arts, culture, and sustainability of the Hawaiian Islands...for those who love life on Hawai'i Island...and a magazine in which I am honored... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
Ke Ola - The Life The Life of the Land...The Life of the People... Celebrating the arts, culture, and sustainability of the Hawaiian Islands. A magazine for those who love life on Hawai'i Island...and a magazine in which I am... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
Ke Ola - The Life The Life of the Land...The Life of the People...The Life of the Culture and Arts of Hawai'i. A magazine that celebrates the arts, culture, and sustainability of the Hawaiian Islands. A magazine for those who... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
A slightly different version of this article was written for and featured in Gather.com as part of a series under my Tropical Taste headline when I was one of 6 Gather Food Correspondents - June 30, 2007 As you drive... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
The invitation said to save the date Sunday, May 24th for a "pig roast" and pot luck with the Hubbell's. Anyone who knows Liz and Mike knows that this is something special, so we were looking forward to it. The... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
I saw an apple and broccoli salad on line a few weeks ago and decided to give it a try...We did not really care for it much. I think it was the dressing, which I felt was too heavy for... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
The original recipe came to me via the Cuban Food Market newsletter. The first time, I made it as they wrote it . The second time and since, I've changed it quite a bit. I find my version is quite... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
I owe this one to my friend Karen in NC...she posted it on Facebook a couple of weeks ago and I vowed when I could collect enough tomatoes from the garden to make it worthwhile, I would be slow roasting... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
The long awaited day (for me, anyway) has arrived! My brand-new-hot-off-the-press cookbook is finally available! It is called "From Soup To Nuts" since that is what kept running through my head as I kept thinking up all sorts of titles...... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
Our Mother's Day dinner was set up again, on the back lanai. I believe the flowers are Heliconia caribaea. My son Anthony surprised me today with a bunch of them which I placed in several places around the house. The... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii
Image
A Fruit Buffet for Mother's Day One of the easiest Mother’s Day brunch ideas is a fruit buffet. You can use any fruits available to you during the season and serve a cold fruit soup, a baked Brie en Croute... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Sonia Tastes Hawaii