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A Bon dance filled with memories

The past spirits of Life Care Center of Hilo were welcomed back in traditional splendor at the nursing facility thanks to the sincere professional help of Project Dana, Honpa Hongwanji, Hawaii Island Buddhist Women’s Association and the Hilo Bon Dance Club.

Should you switch to a gluten-free diet?

I was very intrigued by the August issue of Cooking Light regarding gluten-free foods. It states that although only 1 percent of the population suffers from celiac disease, more than 30 percent of Americans avoid gluten. This trend has created a $105 billion a year business.

Let’s Talk Food: Fresh caviar

I f you’re lucky enough to get some fresh fish eggs, you can make some wonderful fresh caviar. I was lucky, as our friend Steve Yoshida brought back some fresh salmon eggs from his second home in Homer, Alaska.

Dip into dukkah

Dukkah (pronounced “DOO-kah”) is a Middle Eastern blend of toasted nuts, sesame seeds and spices. The crunchy condiment served on olive oil-dipped flatbread is especially popular in Egypt, where nearly every family has developed its own version to suit its personal taste.