Friday, January 30, 2009

Haleiwa Art Walk - This Saturday

Tomorrow between 6-9PM, North Shore Chamber of Commerce is hosting Haleiwa Art Walk. Art galleries, shops, and restaurants in the area will be open late (Most of them closing at 9PM). If you are lucky, you may be able to eat free pupus (appetizers) at some of the galleries. There also will be live entertainment incl. hula and fire dancing.

The event is free and it is so much fun, especially if you are an art and/or craft lover. For more information, visit
North Shore Chamber of Commerce website.

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Kakiage-Don (Deep Fried Shrimp and Vegetables w/ Rice)

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This was our last night's dinner. Since it is deep-fried, I would not call it healthy, but it is only about 534 kcal and it is relatively cheap to make.

Serves 3-4 people
Prep Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

1 Regular Onions OR 1 Bundle Scallions
6 oz. Medium Shrimp, peeled, de-veined, tails removed & chopped
1 Carrot, cut crosswise into fourth & thinly sliced
1 Egg
1 cup Flour
1 tbs. Flour
1 3/4 cup Chilled Water
2 cups Rice (White or Brown)

1. Heat deep frying oil in a small to medium saucepan (or whatever you use for deep-frying), until the oil is about 345 to 375 F.

2. In a medium bowl, mix the onions, shrimps and 1 tbs. of flour. (Bowl 2)
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3. In a another small mixing bowl, mix egg, chilled mater, remaining flour w/ folks or chopsticks. Do NOT mix too well. Stop mixing when there are still a lot of unmixed in lumps of flour. (Mix 3)
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4. Pour the Mix3 into the bowl 2. Mix together.

5. Scoop 1/8 of the mixture w/ a big spoon & gently slide it into the pan. Flip it over when it looks crisp (about 1 to 2 mins.). Take it out after about 1 to 2 mins.
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6. Place it on rice and serve w/ sauce.

~ Sauce ~
* If it is too much of trouble to make sauce, you can just eat it w/ soy sauce.

1 1/2 tbs. Sweet Sake (Mirin)
* You can get Kikkoman - Aji-Mirin (Sweet Cooking Rice Wine) 10 Amazon or at your local Asian or health store.
2 tbs. Soy Sauce
1 tbs. Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1 ts. Japanese Soup Stock Powder (Hon Dashi) or Dried Bonito (Katsuobushi) 1 oz.
* You can get Ajinomoto - Hon Dashi (Soup Stock) 5.28 Amazon or at your local Asian or health store
* You can get Nishimoto - Dried Shaved Bonito Flakes (5 pack) 0.52 Amazon or at your local Asian or health store.

1. Mix everything together in a small saucepan. Bring it to boil and simmer it down for about 5 mins. If using Dried Bonito, strain w/ paper towel.

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Green Living Expo at Neal Blaisdell Center

My husband and I often attend events held at the exhibition hall of Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Because they are fun and most of the time FREE.

In the past, we have been to Antique Collectors' Show, Made in Hawaii Show (w/ nominal admission fee) and many other events. We especially like Made in Hawaii show because the vendors often give out free samples and valuable coupons. Last time, we were even able to participate in a live cooking show by a local chef.

Today and tomorrow, they are having Green Living Expo. I have never been to this Expo, but it would be an interesting event for those trying to live green. According to their website, there would be more than 100 exhibits, incl. green building & remodelding, heath & beauty, organic & natural products, eco-car, eco-fashion show.

For more information, visit Green Living Expo's website.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

75 Free Prints Offer from Kodak Extended till 2/13/09


I posted about 75 free photo prints offer from Kodak Gallery, Here.

Well, the offer was going to expire January 31, 2009. But today, I found out that the offer will be valid until 2/13/2009.

I just love these free photo offers. I actually was able to print all of my photos from last year's trips to Seattle and Maui for FREE.

Just click below to get this wonderful deal!!

Get 75 Free 4x6 prints when you join the Kodak Gallery!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Safeway Deals 1/25 - 1/31

72 HOUR SALE (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)

12-Pack Coca-Cola, Pepsi or 7-UP
$8.99/4 w/ ad-in coupon
Final Price: $2.25 each

Large Hass Avocados
$.88 each
Final Price: $.88 each

12- Pack Heineken or Amstel Light
Final Price: $12.99


Lay's Potato Chips
Final Price: $2.50

Final Price: $1.28/lb.

Blackberries & Blueberries 5.6 oz. to 6 oz.
$1.48 each
Final Price: $1.48 each

Signature Cafe Pizza (serves 3-4)
Final Price: $6.00

Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn, selected varieties
B1G1 Free at $4.19
- $1.00 Coupon or
- $1.00/2 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/28/09)


Aquafresh 6.4 oz., selected varieties
$1.99 each
- $1.00 or $.75 Coupon
Final Price: $.99 or $1.24

* Don't forget your own grocery bag for $.03/bag bag credit.

Free Delivery on your First order

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Times Deals 1/28 to 2/3


Birds Eye Frozen Vegetable
$1.29 x 3 = 3.87
- $1/3 Coupon
Final Price: $.96

A1 Steak Sauce
- $1.00 Coupon
Final Price: $3.29

Ketchup Delmonte
Final Price: $.89

Final Price: $2.39/lb.

Fuji, Red, Green, or Gala Apples 4lb. bag
Final Price: $5.00/2

* Don't forget your own grocery bag for $.05/bag bag credit.

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Walgreens Deals 1/25 - 1/30


Reese's Whipps
$1/2 w/ ad-in coupon (Hersey's Candy)
- $1/2 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 3/41/09)
Final Price: FREE

Hula Girl Coffee
Final Price: $2.99

2 Litter Soda (7 up, Canada Dry, Dr. Pepper, or Sunkist)
- $2 Register Reward (to be used on your next purchase)
Final Price: $.67 each

Dove Candy 9.5 oz.
- $2 Register Reward (to be used on your next purchase)
Final Price: $2 each


Printer Cartridge Refill
- $5.00 Mail Rebate
Final Price: FREE

Walgreens Paper Plates
Final Price: $.99 w/ add-in coupon

Puffs 72 to 108 pack
$ .99 w/ ad-in coupon
- $. 25 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/28/09)
Final Price: $ . 74


Nature Made
B1G1 Sale
- $1.00 Coupon (Print here or Newspaper Insert, exp. 4/30/09) - Use two, if possible.
Final Price: Various

True Result Blood Glucose Monitoring System
- $19.99 Mail Rebate
Final Price: FREE

True 2 Go Blood Glucose Monitoring System
- $19.99 Mail Rebate
Final Price: FREE

- $1.00 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/28/09)
- $1.00 Register Reward (to be be used on your next purchase)
Final Price: $2.99

Walgreens Cough Drops
BOGO w/ ad-in coupon
Final Price: .50 each


Listerine Mouthwash Whitening, 16 oz.
- $1.00 Coupon * use two, if possible.
- $4.50 Register Reward (to be used on your next purchase)
Final Price: $1.75 each

Colgate Total
- $2.00 Register Reward (to be used on your next purchase)
* I was unable to print it, but $1.00 coupon may be available here.
Final Price: $.99 or $.01 Overage

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Request a Free Tide Total Care Sample w/ $1.00 Coupon!!

Get a Free Tide Total Care Sample. It comes with a $1 coupon which is valid till 12/31/09.

Limit one per household. While supplies last.

This is what I received.

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Longs Deals 1/25 - 1/30


Farmers John
- $1.00 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/28/09) OR
- $.50 Coupon (Available at Stores)
Final Price: $.89 or $1.39

Blue Diamond Almond
-$.75/2 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 3/1/09)
Final Price: $2.13/each

Skippy Peanut Butter
$2.29 x 2 = $4.58
- $.75/2 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 4/12/09)
Final Price: $1.92 each

Pringles Select Chips
- $1.00 x 2 (Newspaper Insert, exp. 1/31/09)
Final Price: $1.50 each


All Laundry Detergent (50 fl., assorted)
- $.40 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/22/09)
Final Price: $4.49

Tide Total Care Laundry Detergent
- $1.00 coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 1/31/09 or Request here w/ a free sample)
Final Price: $6.99

Duracell Coppertop (4ct.)
- $.75 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 1/31/09)
Final Price: $2.24

Viva Paper Towel
$1.09 x 2 = $2.18
$.40/2 Coupon
Final Price: $.89/each


- $2.00 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 3/1/09)
Final Price: $3.19

One a Day (50ct.)
$5.34 or $7.69
- $1.00 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 3/31/09)
Final Price: 4.34 or $6.69


Schick Slim Twin Disposable Razors
- $2.00 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/22/09)
Final Price: $2.99

Scope Mouthwash 1 liter, Original Mint or Cool Peppermint
- $.75 Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 1/31/09)
Final Price: $3.24

L'Oreal Preference Conditioning Colorant
- $ 1.00 Coupon
Final Price: $6.99

Arm & Hammer Carpet & Room Odor Eliminator
- $.50 Coupon
Final Price: $1.09

Oust Air Sanitizer
BOGO Coupon (Newspaper Insert, exp. 2/28/09)
Final Price: $1.50 each

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Try Diet Dr. Pepper for Free!!

Dr. Pepper is offering a free sample of Diet Dr. Pepper. The sample is full-sized and you can choose either 20 oz. or 2 litter bottle.

This offer is available to the first 2 million who register between January 26 and March 31. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for a coupon to arrive.

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