Friday, February 15, 2013

Hawaiian Aloha Shirts


Just what is a Hawaiian or Aloha shirt? It is a button-front shirt, short sleeved with a collar usually made of cotton or silk, also known as a Camp Shirt. A few are pull-over styled, but still made of a woven fabric.
In Hawaii, the Aloha shirt is worn as business, and even occasionally as formal wear. 
Ellery Chun of Waikiki is often given credit as the Father of the Hawaiian shirt. Around 1935, he started selling shirts made out of old kimono fabric that wasn't selling. Hawaiian shirts had actually 
been around for a number of years - he was just the first to really market them and he trademarked the term Aloha shirt. 
Traditional designs generally covered the whole shirt evenly, and the colors were muted. Wahini (hula girls), hibiscus and other flowers, birds and native tapa are traditional patterns. 
Often they were sewn using a technique called Reverse Printing - the shirt was sewn with the printed side on the inside of the shirt. This is still popular today and often worn tucked in for business wear. 
Modern Aloha Hawaiian shirts come in bold colors, and have many designs. Some will have a non-Hawaiian theme, such as golf or Mickey Mouse. As well as the more traditional cotton or silk, Terivoile is sometimes used. 100% terivoile (pronounced terry foil) fabric is made in a special process in which polyester fabric is woven to feel and drape like silk, but easy to care for.
The terivoile fabric's unique weave makes it breathe, keeping you cool even when the weather is hot!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

We're Having a Party!

My intention when I started the Addoway Party Board on Pinterest was to delete it after Christmas.

But we have 304 followers on that board including another one today. So Let's Party Again!

Themes: Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day, Gifts

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Easy Shrimp Creole

It's always better to have too much food than not enough, right? We had a lot of shrimp left over after the Super Bowl, so I decided to make my favorite Shrimp Creole tonight.

This is a recipe I have used since the 1960's!

Before the internet, you could write to the major food companies and get free brochures featuring their products.

I did that alot as a teen learning to cook, and over the years, the ones I tried have become some of my favorite recipes.

This is from Hunt's and features their tomato sauce. It is super easy and one of my favorites!

Shrimp Creole

1/4 cup oil 2 8-oz. cans Hunts Tomato Sauce
1/2 cup chopped onion 1 tsp. salt, dash pepper
1/2 cup sliced celery 1/4 tsp. chili pepper
1/2 cup diced green pepper 1 pound cooked shrimp
1 clove garlic (optional) 4 cups cooked rice

Saute vegetables in oil. Mix in Hunt's Tomato Sauce and seasonings. Simmer 15 minutes.
Add the shrimp and heat thoroughly. Serve over hot cooked rice.

Makes 4 servings.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

My Son the Engineer is Now an Author too!

My son is an engineer by education and by profession. He is married to a terrific woman and they have three wonderful children.

And he is a published author! He will be 42 next month, and recently discovered this talent and passion. His genre - paranormal romance. And since Valentine's Day is coming up, I thought I'd share this interview -

There’s an excerpt from “The Realmwalker Prophecy: Heart of the Mermaid” at the end of this interview.

I hope you will check it out if you enjoy romance fiction.

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