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Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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Grannie’s Yatsume zuke

1 medium head cabbage 1 medium head mustard cabbage 1/4 cup Hawaiian salt 2 T roasted sesame seed Ajinomoto (or not) Sauce:      1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar chili pepper to taste Chop vegetables to 1/2” size.  Put in large container, sprinkle salt and mix well.  Leave for 30 minutes.  Squeeze out excess water, add roasted (in pan) sesame seeds and ajinomoto (or not). Boil sauc ...

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Green Smoothie

From Senen Pousa of ProphetMax* - a green smoothie that sounds wonderful: 1 fresh ripe avocado 1 tsp vegetable oil, cold pressed 12 oz. water and 2-3 ice cubes 1 banana 1 cup carrot juice 1.5 cups pineapple 2 inches cucumber 1/2 stalk celery 1/2 small bunch mint 2 cups spinach (substitute kale, collards, chard) 1 TB raw cacao nibs or tsp chlorella Blend for 1/2 minute to smoothie consistency and drink to yo ...

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Ko-ko (simple tsukemono)

Quarter lengthwise a head of won bok (Chinese cabbage), or regular head cabbage.  Remove the bulky part of the head if possible. Salt sparsely- preferably with Hawaiian sea salt, but common table salt will do.  Massage salt into cabbage chunks.  Cabbage should be limp. Rinse and drain if desired (optional). Put cabbage (should be soft from being salted) into bowl, add some (a tablespoon or more) cooked rice ...

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Pickled Mango (mouth watering!)

Just thinking about it makes my mouth pucker.  It is getting harder to find common mangoes.  Common mangoes make the best pickled mango – better than Hayden or any other variety.  We also used to eat green or half ripe mango with shoyu, rice vinegar and black pepper.  It was so ono!  Ono enough to be worth the sore stomach after. From Hawaiian Electric - they always share really good recipes on their monthl ...

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Aunty Ruby’s Scone Recipe

2 cup flour                                          1 block butter 1/2 cup oatmeal 6 T sugar                                            3/4 cup buttermilk  (or substitute with 3/4 cup 3/4 T baking powder                                                             milk + 2 T white vinegar) 3/4 T baking soda 1/4 T salt Mix dry ingredients together in bowl.  Cut in 1 block of butter.  Add raisins, cranberries ...

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Shoyu Pork from Aunty Gwynne’s

This one is for the measuring challenged people since it is so easy.  Kind of like Okinawan shoyu pork but SO much easier.  Put a chunk or chunks of pork butt in a slow cooker, add one can of tomato sauce.  Use the can as your measuring tool.  Add one can worth of sugar, then shoyu, then sake (wow!).  Toss in a couple pieces of crushed fresh ginger root.  Cook until soft and serve hot or warm with rice, yum ...

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Mrs Tanaka’s Tuna and Potato Stir Fry

Mrs. Tanaka used to make the best after school snack for her granddaughter, and my daughters would come home raving about the tuna and potato dish.  I have recreated it here: Skin and cut raw potatoes into little logs.  Soak in slightly salted water, drain well, pat dry. Open a can or 2 of tuna - I like the Coral brand in oil - but any brand will do. Put a tablespoon of vegetable oil (or use the oil from th ...

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Ono ways to eat fresh papaya

Cut a papaya in half and remove seeds. Score inside with a fork. Squeeze the juice from a lemon (half or whole - up to you) into papaya. Add dollops of Lemon Yoplait Yogurt. Top with thin slices of apple banana and enjoy! optional:  sprinkle granola of your choice on top of the yogurt. Mahalo to Pat Reilly of East Oahu Realty for this quick, healthy, ono recipe! another papaya recipe from Jan Tsukazaki (cre ...

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Natural Health

Modern medicine is a wonderful thing.  Drugs and surgery can do wonders. Natural healing techniques can also do wonders - usually slower, but sometimes faster, and better. What upsets me is when people shun natural healing and call it quackery by telling me a story about somebody's brother's aunty who died because she didn't go to the doctor and instead treated herself with natural stuff, so all that natura ...

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Brain test for fun

Friend Fay and Pal Les sent me this brain test - I suppose it is good exercise for the brain.  Don't take this test if you are tired. Numbers will appear on the screen.  Then, the screen will be blank with circles in the spots that the numbers previously appeared.  The point of this test is to click on circles in the order of the smallest denomination number to the highest denomination.  It can get tricky a ...

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