Let’s Talk Food: Tamahide, creator of oyakodon

Oyakodon, the most famous comfort food of Japan, was invented by a restaurant in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, called Tamahide. This would be the 10th year of Japan’s Horeki, or 1760, when Japan was still ruled by the Tokugawa shogunate dynasty. They were known as a restaurant for hot pot, with shamo or gamecock hot pot as their premier dish. “However, in the late 1800s, the wife of Tamahide’s fifth-generation owner noticed how some diners would take the last remaining remnants of their hot pot, pour it over a bowl of white rice, and mix it with an egg. Figuring that if customers liked it enough to make it themselves, the restaurant may as well save them the trouble, and in 1891, the 20th year of the Meiji era, Tamahide’s chefs prepared their first oyakodon.”

Volcano Watch: A year of continuous eruption at Halemaʻumaʻu? Close, but not quite

The ongoing summit eruption at Kilauea volcano turned 1 year old on Sept. 29, 2022. The past year’s activity has commonly been described as “continuous” effusion of lava within Halema‘uma‘u crater. Although this has been mostly true — especially in recent months — there have been multiple occasions when lava was not flowing. What happened at those times, and why?

Bring fall color to your garden with flowering plants and trees

The weather is a bit crazy now. Temperatures remain warm but things are about to change. Fall has officially arrived in the northern hemisphere since the sun has moved south of the equator. The autumnal equinox for us is spring for those south of the equator. As the sun moves further from us, days are shorter and plants tend to slow their growth.

Plant People Road Show returns Oct. 29

KAILUA-KONA — Find out from Big Island growers what plant varieties thrive best in your location at the Plant People Road Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Makaeo Pavilion at Old Kona Airport State Recreation Area.

Director on hand for ‘Moonage Daydream’ in Honokaa

Brett Morgen — producer, director and editor of the new David Bowie documentary, “Moonage Daydream” — will introduce his film, with a Q&A afterward, for the film’s Big Island premiere at 7 p.m. this Friday at the Honokaa People’s Theatre.

NAMIWalks event this Saturday

Each year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, brings together mental health supporters and advocates from across the country to raise mental health awareness and funds through NAMIWalks events.