Friday, November 29, 2013

My Aloha Kitchen Countdown

After living in a hotel for almost 4 weeks, the end is in sight!

I get the keys to my little ohana on Monday.     So I will, in fact, have a kitchen.

I must still wait.

My household goods are on a ship somewhere between California and here.   They are scheduled to arrive in port on Tuesday.    And then the port people have to do whatever it is they do.   Stamp things.  Process things.   Whatever.

And then the moving company has to pull my stuff out of the container, put it in a truck and deliver it to me.

I'm not sure when that will be, but it should be next week.   PLEASE.

The grocery store is full of things for holiday baking.    All the food blogs I follow are posting awesome, festive treats (I've been sharing some of them on Facebook)    I want to get in on the fun!

In the meantime.....have you made anything delicious recently?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Traveler Without a Kitchen

Aloha from Paradise!

I've been in Maui for a little over two weeks now.   I'm living in the hotel while I look for a permanent place to rent.   The housing situation in Maui is a little crazy - especially on the west side of the island where I work.    It's certainly not like a major metro area where you can throw a rock and hit another apartment complex.  
Here you throw a rock and hit....the ocean.
But there are some trade-offs.   Like this kind of view:

Postcard worthy sunset last Friday!
When I'm on a traditional vacation, I don't mind staying in a hotel and being kitchen-less.  But I'm not on vacation.   I feel in a weird state of working-vacation-ness.    I go to work and take the elevator home.   Go to the gym.   Swim in the pool.   Eat in the hotel restaurants.   And sometimes I watch Duck Dynasty.  Because there's cable.  And if I'm here much longer, the Lifetime and ABC Family Christmas movies will be on every night. 
I will get sucked in.
And I digress.
I miss having my own place. 
Specifically my own kitchen. 
But I'm not wasting away.   
In fact - eating out all the time is hard on the waistline. 

A few paradise eats....

There is a PIE shop on the side of the road.
Leoda's to be exact.    Chocolate Macadamia?  Oh yes.
And ahi poke  
And beautiful, beautiful sushi
Not pictured?   The granola bars I'm eating for breakfast with the hotel room coffee. 
Some things aren't worth sharing.

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