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Island Life. Recipes. Frugal and Sustainable Living.

Frugal Living

Pickled Watermelon Rind

Pickled Watermelon Rind

My mantra has always been to use everything and waste nothing. This is especially true with food, and part of my frugal living lifestyle is to try to use kitchen scraps whenever I can. Last month, I had a 4th of July post that featured […]

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Zero Waste

Zero Waste

The smallest implication of a zero waste lifestyle is a wonderful thing in itself. It does not have to be an all-or-nothing experience, and any waste reduction, small or great, will encourage a cleaner, sustainable future for all of us. The simple act of trying […]

Earth Day

Earth Day

After a much needed spring break, I have returned with my newest creative project and frugal living idea. On Hawaii Island, we have a ban on plastic bags, and are encouraged to bring our own reusable shopping bags to grocery and retail stores; therefore, it’s […]

Sustainable Island Living

Sustainable Island Living

Perhaps I’m being partial, but I feel that our island is truly the best place for my particular lifestyle. I love the diversity of the island’s landscape and climate and year-round growing seasons. It seems like we are always planting something in our yard and […]

Frugal Living

Frugal Living

When you live in Hawaii, you really need to watch how you use your resources. My biggest way to save money is through cooking most of my meals at home. I spend a fair amount of time doing meal prep for the work week and I […]

Fresh Eggs

Fresh Eggs

They say it’s a perfect protein. A glorious, fresh-from-the-backyard, egg. It’s also an essential component to the greatest breakfast in the world, the Loco-Moco, and if you haven’t had a really good Loco-Moco, you haven’t truly lived. Thankfully, the possibilities for preparing eggs are damn-near endless, […]

Waste-Not-Want-Not

Waste-Not-Want-Not

One of the easiest and most flexible ways I like to save some money is by making homemade broth and stock. I find that chances are, when I’m meal prepping, I have a ton of veggie scraps that might otherwise get thrown to the chickens. […]