Greenwell Coffee Farm. Big Island, Hawaii

Happy Thursday! I hope your week is going well. If your’e a morning coffee lover, ever wonder how the coffee you drink gets from farm to table? Here on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona coffee farms show you how the fruit are picked, harvested, shelled, washed, dried and roasted. Greenwell farms is one such coffee plantation we visited.

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Mums and Mums at Valley Forge Flowers

I do so love mums and I especially love them in the Fall. Their jewel tone flowers perks up any patio, corner, or indoor countertop. There’s a festive air in the fall when mums are on display. This is what I experienced at Valley Forge Florists when I visited my sister in Philadelphia. A decadent display of mums in fall colors.

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Fruit and Nut Shortbread Cookies

Soft buttery cookies all topped with finely chopped fruit and nuts, we call these cookies fruit and nut shortbread cookies. They are so good folks, actually they’re the best shortbread cookies we’ve had! It’s the perfect afternoon treat especially when had with a cold glass of milk or a good cup of coffee or tea.

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Diwali Dinner at Vijay & Priya’s

Last weekend we were invited to celebrate Diwali at friends/family Vijay and Priya’s. It was a cool October evening for a wonderful dinner celebrating the Indian festival of lights. With delectable food, and guys and gals all decked in their colorful Indian fineries it was a fabulous evening filled with festive foods, lots of laughter, and fun conversations. Here is a look at our beautiful evening at Vijay and Priya’s.

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