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everyday vita: hawaii part 1

We landed in Hawaii yesterday, and since our arrival I have been soaking up a lot of much needed vitamin D and enjoying some much needed relaxation.
I have barely been here for 24 hours and have already seen four rainbows. 

We woke up early this morning and had a delicious breakfast at the Wailana Coffee House.  I enjoyed some delicious Hawaiian style muesli (with half-and-half, crushed macadamia nuts and banana slices) -- along with a huge papaya half.  I have fallen in love with papaya -- it is irresistible with a little squeeze of lemon.  My dad had the Belgian waffle and my mom had the Portuguese french toast (which was stuffed with strawberry jelly -- yum!).

As a coffee addict -- let me tell you that the coffee here is insanely good. Super dark, rich, smooth and mellow.  I enjoyed three cups this morning -- and have been on a caffeine high all day! Wheee!

 I also went for a four and a half mile run down Waikiki (so much energy thanks to that delicious, Hawaiian coffee!).  It was drizzling a little bit (but still sunny). It was probably one of the most invigorating and refreshing runs of my life!



  1. Oh my word! I know exactly where you are, I live 20 minutes away! I hope you enjoy hawaii as much as I do :)

    1. I LOVED my stay in Hawaii! It is one of my favorite places in the world. My cousins live there so I love going back!

  2. I just found your site...thru the croissants...I am mentoring a young lady in her senior year of high school and I must admit that she is truely an inspiration. And so are you. I have been cooking since I was I'm 57 and I have never tired of it.Thank You and I look forward to trying some of your recipes... Aloha!!

    1. Thank you so much Robin! That's wonderful, I don't think I will ever tire from it either! Do you live in Hawaii?

  3. You are the reason I made it trough the school year getting to cook on weekends so i have tasty treats for my friends. Thanks!


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