Archive for August, 2010

Secret Recipes L'Dat!

August 30th, 2010
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Growing up with a mama with mad cooking skillz (and no written recipes), I was never really exposed to recipes and the art of putting them together. Now that I'm a bit older, I have a strange desire to be like Mike her and learn how to cook with my eyes closed.

But since I gotsta start somewhere, I've been going with tried and true recipes and then adding my own little touches to them. I think I've done a-ight with my own takes on Jambalaya, Furikake Salmon and my famous (in my own mind) homemade poke...

Ed's Homemade Poke
My Homemade Poke

... but I'm still in my cooking infancy. Let's use this forum to share some of our favorite recipes with each other so we can all become better cooks together... or at least try! Hehe!

So we got the well-known, local miso chicken marinade recipe right? (1 cup miso, 1 cup shoyu, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup beer!). That's always an easy/quick one.

And then we got the secret ones: Aunty Eunice's Broccoli Salad, Johnny Mac's Sriracha Flap Meat Marinade, RRRRich B's wifey's Peanut Butter Brownies, and Mama's Recipe for a Happy Marriage... (Sorry, even if I may know some of them, I've been sworn to secrecy and will get murdered if I divulge anything, so please don't make me tell you. LOL!)

But here's one that turned out to be a pleasant surprise. We actually found this one on the back of a Chex cereal box and decided to try it. BRAH! Broke da mout'! Fo' real! She go! No joke! (And I'm not really a sweets person...)

Chex Muddy Buddies
Prep Time:15 min
Start to Finish:15 min
Makes:18 servings (1/2 cup each)

Ingredients:
9 cups Rice Chex®, Corn Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Preparation Directions:

  1. Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
  2. In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
  3. Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

Substitution: Peanut butter and chocolate are a favorite flavor combo, but peanut butter lovers can substitute peanut butter chips for the chocolate chips to intensify that flavor.

Chance um and let me know how it goes.

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Speaking of recipes... If you've got a winning rice related "riceipe", feel free to submit it to our "Riceipe" Contest for consideration. Top 5 selected recipes will compete (Iron Chef style) at our Rice Fest event and the winner in each category (Amateur or Professional) will win $250 and have their recipe published in Cheryl Chee Tsutsumi's forthcoming book from Watermark Publishing tentatively titled "The Hawaii Rice Cookbook" (scheduled to be released April 2011).

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No fo-get! Help a brutha out. Share your favorite recipe in the comment area below k? And Cup-O-Noodle no count yeah! ;)

Shooooooooooooooots! Happy Monday y'all!

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- Ed
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP: Twtvite / Facebook Event

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 25, 2010

August 25th, 2010
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Wow, did I really forget to post a WIH blog last week Wednesday??? I can't believe it! I just checked my date sequences and noticed that it skipped a week. Sheesh, I must *really* be out of it.

Sorry about that gang.

To make up for it, I'm posting two for y'all this week! ;) Like before, they will be Rice-themed in honor of the wonderful:

1st Annual Hawaii Rice Festival
September 11, 2010 @ 12PM-8PM
at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace!

Hehe!


Points for...
* Location?: 1 point
* General area?: 1/2 point
* Nearby roads: 1/2 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 2 points
* Google Street View Link?: 1 point

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 25, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 25, 2010

Points for...
* Location?: 1 point
* General area?: 1/2 point
* Nearby roads: 1/2 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 2 points
* Google Street View Link?: 1 point

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 25, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 25, 2010

Hint: Big Street. The first photo is actually from my forthcoming article for AroundHawaii (to be published on September 1st), as if that helps any. :P


Last (Few) Weeks' Results:
Paco and AlMan68 got points for the 08/04 WIH post, and masako almost had a clean sweep (missed just one) for the 08/11 WIH post! Amazing! Congrats, Pacs, AlMond and socks! :)

Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle (Round 2)!

* Wanna see the results from round 1? It's all right here!

Da Leadahboard (Round 2)!

  • 20.5 - Takeshi
  • 12.0 - masako
  • 05.5 - AlMan68
  • 03.5 - Paco
  • 03.0 - che, kickerbear
  • 02.5 - pink lady, bB
  • 01.0 - 9th Island Cuz, rayboyjr
  • 00.5 - tweetpeep22

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- Ed
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP: Twtvite / Facebook Event

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Have a happy VH07V Wednesday y'all! :P Don't forget to post your guesses below!

What Ever Happened To...?

August 23rd, 2010
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So the other week, my beloved blunt friend Todd tells me that my blog is boring these days and that I needed to spice things up. He misses how I used to post every day.

Granted posting Where In Hawaii every Wednesday has become somewhat repetitious, I had to remind him that to post that one blog a week, I still had to:

1) take the photo
2) edit the photo
3) collect and calculate the stats from the week before
4) write the blog
5) read each and every comment
6) reply to each and every comment
7) rinse and repeat

Oh, and did I mention that I wasn't getting paid a penny for this, and that my new position at work (my real job) is owning me?

I wasn't complaining really. I actually agreed that I should be blogging more, but I just had to let my friend know the dealio, real quick-like.

So here I be. Attempting to keep y'all troops entertained. ;) With Cat's shocking announcement last week, it looks like there are less and less of us bloggers doing so dese days das why! :\

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What Ever Happened To...?
So in honor of Todd, who is single btw (*grin*), let's do a "What Ever Happened To..." blog today about meeting people/places. The idea behind "What Ever Happened To..." is to let us take a trip down memory lane and take a look back at how things were back in the day. If this goes well, we can continue it with different topics. Today's topic: Meeting People/Meeting Places.

When I was growing up, cruising Waiks was where it was at. We would go round and round and round on Kuhio Ave - for hours on end - in the hopes of talking to those hotties in da Honda. Some of my old older co-workers used to talk about this thing called socials where clubs/groups from one high school would go out with clubs/groups from another high school. I have no idea what that is, but the concept sounds ingenious! LOL! Anyway, in the comment area below, feel free to post your favorite place to meet people. Maybe even share the story of how/where you met your wife/husband/bf/gf? Lord knows, Todd needs the help. Ahahaha!

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Are You Ready for Some (Fantasy) Football!?
On a side note, we're starting up the WWE Fantasy Football League again. If you're interested in playing with us, post your interest in the comment area below and I'll send you the invite. Last year's rankings:

1) kuya.d
2) BananaFysh
3) mypassionbucketisfull
4) Coconut Willy
5) che
6) bB
7) WWE
8 ) NeedaHobby
9) soogs
10) Stickit

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Shooooooooooooooots! Happy Monday y'all!

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- Ed
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP: Twtvite / Facebook Event

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Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 11, 2010

August 11th, 2010
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Yep, I'm still visiting grams in the muthaland, but am magically posting a new WIH blog just for y'all! Hehe!

But since this was queued up a couple weeks ago, I have no idea who won last week's one, so we're just gonna wing it here. LOL!

So we're now exactly one month away from the...

1st Annual Hawaii Rice Festival at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace!

Woo hoo! Exciting!

In celebration, I will be posting nuthin' but rice dishes for y'all for the next 5 Wednesdays leading up to my event. Smartchyeah? Anyway, here's rice dish #1. Good luck!


Points for...
* Location?: 1 point
* General area?: 1/2 point
* Nearby roads: 1/2 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 2 points
* Google Street View Link?: 1 point

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 11, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 11, 2010

Hint: Biology


Last Week's Results:
TBA!

Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle (Round 2)!

* Wanna see the results from round 1? It's all right here!

Da Leadahboard (Round 2)!

  • 20.5 - Takeshi
  • 07.0 - Masako
  • 04.5 - AlMan68
  • 03.0 - che, Paco, kickerbear
  • 02.5 - pink lady, bB
  • 01.0 - 9th Island Cuz, rayboyjr
  • 00.5 - tweetpeep22

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- Ed
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP: Twtvite / Facebook Event

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Have a happy VH07V Wednesday y'all! :P Don't forget to post your guesses below!

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 4, 2010

August 4th, 2010
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Another day, another ridiculously difficult WIH! Sorry mang! This one moa worse too. Gotta last a couple weeks. I'm off to the muthaland. Grammy's not doing the greatest so we gotta go visit.

So yeah, sorry gang, this one goin' have to be quick.


Points for...
* Location?: 1 point
* General area?: 1/2 point
* Nearby roads: 1/2 point each
* Month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Day of the month photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Year photo was taken?: 1/2 point
* Exact time photo was taken?: 2 points
* Google Street View Link?: 1 point

Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 4, 2010
Where In Hawaii is Edward Sugimoto? - August 4, 2010

Hint: Lots o' wood yeah?


Last Week's Results:
Human Hawaiian Encyclopedia (aka Bruddah Takeshi) went to town yet again last week when he picked up 4 more points. che and Paco continued their rolls getting 2 and 1 respectively. Congrats kesh, cheche and Pacs!

Da "Where In Hawaii" Winnahz Circle (Round 2)!

* Wanna see the results from round 1? It's all right here!

Da Leadahboard (Round 2)!

  • 20.5 - Takeshi
  • 07.0 - Masako
  • 04.5 - AlMan68
  • 03.0 - che, Paco, kickerbear
  • 02.5 - pink lady, bB
  • 01.0 - 9th Island Cuz, rayboyjr
  • 00.5 - tweetpeep22

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- Ed
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest
1st Annual Hawaii Rice Fest

Waterfront at Aloha Tower Marketplace
September 11, 2010 @ 12pm-8pm
For more Info: RiceFest.com / Twitter / Facebook
To RSVP: Twtvite / Facebook Event

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Have a happy VH07V Wednesday y'all! :P Don't forget to post your guesses below!