Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Genki Sushi Sign

I ate at Genki Sushi only once in my life but still . . . sad what happened. 


Monday, August 29, 2016

Wendell's Garlic Shrimp

Recipe Resource: Chef Jason Hill

This recipe is from I Love Hawaiian Food Recipes and can be found here


It was very, very ono . . . kinda like Andy's Kahuku Shrimp.

  • 10 extra large shrimp, deveined
  • 10 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ stick clarified butter
  • ½ teaspoon Hawaiian salt
  • ⅛ cup white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter

  1. Thaw, rinse and devein shrimp.
  2. In a small baking dish mix together flour, paprika and cayenne pepper. Then coat shrimp with four mixture.
  3. Preheat skillet about two minutes on medium high, then add clarified butter and immediately followed by chopped garlic. Let garlic cook for about a minute and add shrimp.
  4. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon salt and let cook for up to 3 minutes. Turn shrimp over and cook for several more minutes.
  5. Pour ⅛ cup of white wine over shrimp and add 2 tablespoons of regular butter. Cook until garlic is brown.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

What is This?

Do you think it's a butterfly egg? 


If it is, a caterpillar will hatch in a few days. I'm wondering if I should throw the leaves into a jar already.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Dancin' Dad

Nothing to blog about so dug out a funny video from my Draft file.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Wendell's Cuban-Style Pork

Wendell found this recipe on a Williams Sonoma blog here. I think what made this dish so deeeelicious was the Mojo de Ajo sauce . . . soooo yummy. 


Cuban-Style Pork with Mojo de Ajo

1 tsp. sweet paprika
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
2 pork tenderloins, about 3/4 lb. (375 g) each, silver skin removed
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil

For the mojo de ajo:
1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 Tbs. minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 cup (4 fl. oz./125 ml) fresh orange juice
Kosher salt, to taste

In a small bowl, stir together the paprika, salt and pepper. Rub the paprika mixture all over the tenderloins. Transfer to a plate, cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

Preheat an oven to 375°F (190°C).

In a large, heavy ovenproof fry pan over high heat, warm the 2 Tbs. olive oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the tenderloins and sear on all sides, about 5 minutes total. Transfer the pan to the oven and roast the pork until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a tenderloin registers 135°F (57°C) for medium, 30 minutes, or until done to your liking. Remove the pan from the oven, transfer the pork to a carving board, and tent with aluminum foil. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the sauce: In a small nonreactive fry pan over medium-low heat, warm the 1/4 cup (2 fl. oz/60 ml) oil. Add the garlic and cook, stirring often, until light golden brown, about 4 minutes. Stir in the parsley and pepper flakes and cook for 10 seconds. Add the orange juice and simmer, swirling the pan once or twice, until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and remove from heat.

Cut each tenderloin crosswise into thick slices. Arrange the slices on a warmed platter or individual plates. Spoon the sauce over the pork and serve immediately. Serves 4.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


An article was posted a couple of days ago by Kaiser Health News that caught my eye. It talked about a 12-year old boy who cut himself while diving for a ball in a gym. He died four days later. The diagnosis: Septic shock.

Septic shock also took Aunty. Hers stemmed from a urinary tract infection. 

I found the following from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website. I think that the main thing to remember is that if you suspect a septic infection MENTION IT TO THE DOCTOR. Early treatment is critical.

Sepsis is a complication caused by the body’s overwhelming and life-threatening response to an infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death.

When can you get sepsis?

Sepsis can occur to anyone, at any time, from any type of infection, and can affect any part of the body. It can occur even after a minor infection.

What causes sepsis?

Infections can lead to sepsis. An infection occurs when germs enter a person’s body and multiply, causing illness, and organ and tissue damage.  Certain infections and germs lead to sepsis most often. Sepsis is often associated with infections of the lungs (e.g., pneumonia), urinary tract (e.g., kidney), skin, and gut. Staphylococcus aureus (staph), Escherichia coli (E. coli), and some types of Streptococcus (strep) are common germs that can cause sepsis.

Are certain people with an infection more likely to get sepsis?

Anyone can develop sepsis from an infection. However, sepsis occurs most often in people aged 65 years or older or less than 1 year, have weakened immune systems, or have chronic medical conditions (e.g., diabetes).
A CDC evaluation found more than 90% of adults and 70% of children who developed sepsis had a health condition that may have put them at risk.
Ask your doctor about your risk for getting sepsis. If you suspect sepsis, ask your doctor, "Could it be sepsis?"

What are the symptoms of sepsis?

There is no single sign or symptom of sepsis. It is, rather, a combination of symptoms. Since sepsis is the result of an infection, symptoms can include infection signs (diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, etc.), as well as ANY of the symptoms below:
  • Shivering, fever, or very cold
  • Extreme pain or discomfort
  • Clammy or sweaty skin
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Short of breath
  • High heart rate

What should I do if I think I have an infection or sepsis?

  • Get immediate medical attention if you have any signs or symptoms of an infection or sepsis. This is a medical emergency.
  • If you are continuing to feel worse or not getting better from an infection, ask your doctor about sepsis.

How is sepsis diagnosed?

Doctors diagnose sepsis using a number of physical findings like fever, increased heart rate, and increased breathing rate. They also do lab tests that check for signs of infection.
Many of the symptoms of sepsis, such as fever and difficulty breathing, are the same as in other conditions, making sepsis hard to diagnose in its early stages.

How is sepsis treated?

People with sepsis are usually treated in the hospital. Doctors try to treat the infection, keep the vital organs working, and prevent a drop in blood pressure.
Doctors treat sepsis with antibiotics as soon as possible. Many patients receive oxygen and intravenous (IV) fluids to maintain normal blood oxygen levels and blood pressure. Other types of treatment, such as assisting breathing with a machine or kidney dialysis, may be necessary. Sometimes surgery is required to remove tissue damaged by the infection.

Are there any long-term effects of sepsis?

Many people who get sepsis recover completely and their lives return to normal. But some people may experience permanent organ damage. For example, in someone who already has kidney problems, sepsis can lead to kidney failure that requires lifelong dialysis.
How can I prevent sepsis?
  1. Get vaccinated against the flu, pneumonia, and any other infections that could lead to sepsis. Talk to your doctor for more information.
  2. Prevent infections that can lead to sepsis by:
    • Cleaning scrapes and wounds
    • Practicing good hygiene (e.g., hand washing)
  3. Know that time matters. If you have a severe infection, look for signs like: shivering, fever, or very cold, extreme pain or discomfort, clammy or sweaty skin, confusion or disorientation, short of breath, and high heart rate.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Peanut Butter Bait

Warning! Warning! Cockroach video!

I was mentioning our cockroach problem to my sisters the other day, and Didi suggested using peanut butter for bait.  That very night, I put a trap-a-roach with peanut butter out on the kitchen counter. This is what I found the next morning. 

Now I'm gonna put more in the cupboards. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Anuhea - Girl Power

Anuhea fixes her truck . . . cute . . . and funny.  

Thanks for sharing, Mark!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Landon's Favorite Beer

This is Landon's current favorite beer.


This is what happens to Lan when he drinks said favorite beer. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016


I was rushing to park my car and I scraped a cement post. It's painful for me to look at, but as my friend Michele said . . . at least it's on the passenger side so I don't have to look at it too often.