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COURTESY LORENE ONO
                                Trivets are $10 for the 7-1/2-inch size and $5 for the 6-inch at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Mug-size coasters are two for $5.

Treasured trivet

COURTESY LORENE ONO
                                Trivets are $10 for the 7-1/2-inch size and $5 for the 6-inch at Hawaii’s Plantation Village. Mug-size coasters are two for $5.

Updated on  August 9, 2016 at 5:37 pm
I bought this bottle-cap trivet in 2007 from the gift shop at Hawaii’s Plantation Village, where I am a docent. I couldn’t believe that people still made these things, admired the workmanship and essentially saw it as an art piece. Read More
COURTESY TRACY ACKERMAN

Kitchen essentials

COURTESY TRACY ACKERMAN

Updated on  July 19, 2016 at 5:32 pm
My Scanpan 12-1/2-inch skillet is the best nonstick skillet I’ve ever used. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Sandra Conrad holds her two favorite gadgets, a nutmeg grinder, left, and zester.

Flavor boosters

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Sandra Conrad holds her two favorite gadgets, a nutmeg grinder, left, and zester.

Updated on  July 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm
I have two favorites. I am almost 80 years old and have used both of these items for over 50 years. Read More