Waiola Shave Ice: the Best Shave Ice in Hawaii

89 degrees and sunny. It’s a Waiola Shave Ice day.

original waiola shave ice


Back in Hawaii: What am I doing here?

I can get an inside-out California roll in California, but never do. So why get one at Kozo Sushi in Hawaii?

kozo sushi inside out california roll 2 (Medium)-copyright-nathan-lau


Wild Boar Farms: These Aren’t Your Dad’s Tomatoes

This is a supermarket tomato.

jackpot tomato

Round. Red. Boring. You can get them any time of the year at the supermarket (and you should be worried about that).


Peppers, Pimientos, and Pervs in Palo Alto

Sweet peppers from Happy Quail Farms, Palo Alto Farmer’s Market


happy quail farms sweet peppers

I have a taste memory of savoring Pimientos de Padron peppers at a tasting a couple years back and being amazed at how delicious they were. They’re so addictive, too! It’s like eating really good potato chips or french fries – you can’t stop at just one. (That is, until you hit the hot one…)

We tried to grow them in our garden last year but didn’t have any luck. So when I read that Foodista got some Pimientos de Padron earlier last week, I knew I had to seek them out. After all, the grower, Happy Quail Farms, is in East Palo Alto, just a little bit up the Peninsula from us.

Happy Quail’s web page said that they were going to be at the Palo Alto Farmer’s Market on Saturday, so I convinced Annie that we needed to make the drive up to get some pimientos.


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