Tropical Kitchen

Curtains For A Tropical Kitchen

Tropical Kitchen Curtains

Many will agree with me that we spend a significant amount of time in our kitchens; therefore, we need them to be beautiful, clean and organized. A tropical feel in the kitchen area provides all this and more. A tropical kitchen guarantees a relaxing environment, inviting place, and a Hawaiian-like ambiance which is ideal for a kitchen. Choosing the right curtains for  a kitchen may consequently be tricky.

Curtains are a vital component of the tropical kitchen … Read More

Tropical Drinks

5 Tropical Drinks To Help You Beat The Heat

Best Tropical Drinks

If you live in California, then you surely know how hot it can get; especially in Southern California. In fact, the news is full of with reports that it is about to get hotter in the southern parts of California like Los Angeles. One way for you to beat not only the heat but also forget it momentarily is to have a delicious and refreshing glass of a drink made with tropical rum. There are lots of … Read More

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Maui Shrimp Salad Inspired By Roy’s Restaurant

Hawaiian cuisine is one of those specialty foods that can be overlooked in mainland America, but it is a nice treat when you find a restaurant that is so inspired by the produce and style of the state that they celebrate it with the best ingredients and a little flair.

Roy Yamaguchi is a man that made a big name for himself in the world of fusion cuisine after opening his first restaurant in Honolulu in 1988. His fusion was … Read More

Mango banana apple

How To Figure Out If Fruit Is Ripe?

Fruits are some of the healthiest foods that we can eat. Most, if not all diets, include servings of fresh fruit daily to be healthy. The thing with this kind of food is that they need to be ripe in order to be savored and appreciated. Some can be eaten unripe but these are few and far between. Eating unripe fruits might give you a mild stomach ache or land you to the hospital in severe cases. On the other … Read More

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Tropical Fruit Smoothie

There are a lot of different dietary lifestyles out there these days, and it’s hard to know which one is best. Is going vegan the answer, or is paleo the way to go?

At the end of the day, there are good arguments for both options, even though vegan and paleo are incompatible with one another most of the time.

Then there’s the whole ‘wheat belly’ argument. Is gluten really as devastating as it’s been made out to be the … Read More

marinated grilled tropical fish with coconut rice - finished

Grilled Marinated Fish With Tropical Salsa And Coconut Rice

This Mexican recipe is one of its kind and reminds me of my early years when I was growing up in Hawaii.

My dad, who was a chef in a local restaurant not far away from our home was an avid fan of grilled marinated fish with a touch of coconut rice and tropical salsa. Every Saturday he used to come home early to prepare the sumptuous meal for the family, while our mom just watched how its done in … Read More

Moda Flame 50 Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

Buying A Fireplace For My Tropical Home

A fireplace adds a certain incomparable charm to a room. It makes a house look and feel cozy and warm.

And most modern style homes could definitely use a little more “cozy and warm”. Even if they’re in a tropical clime, like mine.

In my opinion, a traditional fireplace just doesn’t work in a tropical home. To start with, wood-burning fireplaces require chimneys and mantles which don’t always fit in a modern-style home.

When we finally decided to add a … Read More

BBQ Chicken

Guinness BBQ Chicken

My Husband And I love To Throw Football Game Parties For Our Friends And Family.

The excitement of the game and shouts of encouragement make game day special.

Last weekend, I decided to prepare my recipe for Guinness beer BBQ chicken. I made them using chicken wings, which is more appropriate for a football game. It makes for succulent tasty chicken wing that makes it impossible to eat just one wing.

Beer BBQ Chicken recipe
I love this particular Guinness Beer BBQ chicken Read More

Mango Chiffon Cake

Mango Chiffon Cake

I Just Ran Across A Really Nice Recipe For Mango Chiffon Cake

I substituted a few ingredients and turned it into a cake that easier to make but just as good. The ingredient list is nice and short on my version, too – it’s easy to find everything you need.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Cake Flour, sifted
  • 3/4 cup + 3/4 cup White Granulated Sugar, divided
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 7 large Egg Whites
  • 1/2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 7
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mango margarita

Isla Sangria Frozen Margaritas

Recently, my husband and I had a rare chance to spend some time together away from the kids – we flew down to Cabo, San Lucas, for the weekend. The resort we stayed at was all inclusive, and there was a lot of alcohol available. A lot of it was Sangria – but I find the traditional Sangria drink is too tart for my taste.

When I was down there, I missed the richer, fruitier taste of my favorite Read More