Sharing the aloha on Maui

When it comes to my family tree, I am a tiny leaf on a long branch of Hawaii-born family members. My maternal great-grandfather came from the Philippines to work on one of the many pineapple farms on Maui.  And while my mother is technically full Filipino, she was born and raised on the islands and identifies more towards Hawaiian culture than Filipino. […]

Suprises in Estonia

As an American (you know, complete with our whole Fourth of July backyard BBQ culture), it comes as a shock to most people that I’ve never really been a ribs person. For the same reason that I hate chicken wings. If I’m going to eat meat, I’d like it to be in big chunks that I can pop into my […]