Herb Crusted Lamb Dinner

Today we went to La District shopping for food supplies. It is down town in the Brookfield mall. La District is an open-style French market with high quality ingredients. It has cheeses, meats, fresh produce and many other things. I planned to make Seared Herb Lamb Chops and Wilted Garlic Spinach and pasta. This place had everything we needed and it was super fun to shop there.



Cheese at La District

The dinner turned out to super well. We had some great cheeses with truffle honey and rosemary crackers. The lamb were a perfect medium, and the spinach was nice and soft. However the trick to a good sear is to use high quality butter on medium heat so that the lamb has time to form a crust but also cook all the way through.


Tip: hot oil and water are not friends! If combined step back right away because the oil will start to spatter every where.

Shave Ice – The BEST!!!

Shave ice (not shaved ice) is one of Hawaii’s most famous delicacies.  Shave ice is shaved ice with many different flavors. The flavors can range from coconut to lychee to root bear. Some places like Matsumoto’s have ice cream, condensed milk, and many other things to go along with their shave ice.

shaveiceShave Ice is great after long days at the beach or hiking up a mountain. It’s a great treat for the whole family even the adults.

You can find a shave ice store on almost every block but there are only a couple that are really good. They are Matsumoto’s in Oahu, Jojo’s in Kauai, and Ululant’s in Maui.