Got a chance to recently visit one of Waikiki’s newest hotspots – Urban Outfitters! It’s Hawai’i’s first UO and not only is it filled with it’s share of local designed goods, it’s got the coziest little corner nook that was worthy of a spot on this here blog! It’s modern rattan furniture, wooden plant stands, funky pillows & rugs and tropical fauna make for the perfect little corner. Not to mention the glass windows that front Waikiki’s infamous Kalakaua Avenue which make for the ideal people watching perch.
With all the technology available, there are a few things we like to do the old school way. Filing recipes is one of them! If you’ve got butter fingers like yours truly, all electronic devices should remain far, far away from the kitchen rather than front and center in the confetti of flour and coconut.
There is something nostalgic about a hand written recipe. Whether it was passed down from your mom, dad, grandma or grandpa, it’s a piece of history that you can recreate. Grandma’s andagi. Aunty’s chicken long rice. Mom’s legendary pumpkin crunch. Whatever it is, let’s keep these tasty memories going for generations to come.
Print them up for your own use, or as a gift. Handwrite some of your own special recipes for a new bride or a include in a gift basket along with the ingredients needed. Most importantly, do all your cooking with aloha and your kitchen will always be blessed. Find the free download here! Recipe Cards 3×5
Start with your base layer. It reminds me of making a dessert truffle, layering the cookies, crumbs, pudding, cake and basically all things delicious. You can choose as many layers as you’d like. Start with the smallest layering items first and work your way up.
Continue adding your layers until you’re just below the rim of your container. Snuggle your air plant into the enter and you’re done! These air plants are fairly easy to love. If they start to look a little dry or start browning, spritz them every once in a while with some water from a spray bottle. These are hardy, easy to make, super versatile and affordable! Enjoy!