Well, it's that time to challenge ourselves to eating 100% local again! I don't know about you, but I found the 2010 Kanu Hawaii Eat Local Challenge to be fun and really enlightening. As you may recall, last year I wrote recipes that were mostly local, but this year, I thought that some of you may want to step it up a notch and decide to go 100% local.
Have you ever wondered what you could do with all that spare change you have lying around? If you’re anything like me, you have money all over your house… even in your car!
What if I told you all that change could win you groceries or gas for a year? It can, if you head in and visit our friends at Coinstar! Stop by your local Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms store and cash in $10 or more at the Coinstar kiosk and receive a special entry code.
Five generations of the Phillips family have worked the land and developed these beautiful wines, dating all the way back to the Civil War era. Michael and David Phillips are the brothers who now run the vineyards, develop the wines, design the labels and even write the poetry on the back label (read the Seven Deadly Zins back label for insight on how they related the Seven Sins from their Catholic school upbringing to the seven Old Vine Zinfandels blended in their wine.) Michael and ... more »
This week I am thrilled to introduce locally grown and assembled Living Garden Succulent Plants. These hardy beauties come to us from the creativity of Terri and Greg Lee who are the owners and designers of 1st Look Exteriors.
Each of the Living Garden Succulent Plants were assembled by hand by Terri and Greg themselves. It amazes me the care, attention and pride that Terri and Greg put into each and every one of these creations.
Summertime means we want a ice cold crisp refeshing drink..... For me, that is a Gin & Tonic....Ahhhh, let the day’s troubles melt away as you sip that “christmas tree” elixir. Here are my top picks for Gin....starting with my very favorite....
If you've ever had chickenpox, you have the Varicella-zoster virus lurking in your bloodstream. Since this virus also causes shingles, anyone who's ever had chickenpox can get shingles. About 25 percent of all adults, who may otherwise be healthy, will get shingles during their lifetime. The chance of getting shingles increases with age, so adults over 60 are ten times more likely to get shingles than children under 10. The virus shoots down a nerve, causing the numbness, itching, severe ... more »
As the Prince of Pau Hana, I often get asked, "What wine can we serve with our favorite local foods like Poke, Sushi, Huli Huli chicken, Thai, or Chinese?
If there was a wine made for our tropical climate and Hawaiian regional cuisine, it would be the food-friendly Gewurztraminers and Reislings.
Today’s Gewurtraminers and Reislings are not the sweet German wines that many of us recall from our wine entry days (Blue Nun, Black Tower, Havemeyer). Today, the ... more »
I was browsing this week's ad and something caught my eye... ground pork. My mouth immediately started watering when I started to think about making some pork hash for dinner.
Here's my quick recipe that I'm making this weekend!
1.5 lb. ground pork
1 large egg
1 can chopped water chestnuts
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled & ... more »
Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Susie Weaver at Kona Dragonfruit Farm on the Big Island. Let me tell you, I have a whole new appreciation for this unique fruit. Dragonfruit is not easy to grow and requires a lot of meticulous attention. Due to this year's rainy and wet weather, this season's crop was very limited. The few flowers that did grow needed to be hand pollinated at very early in the morning, as this fruit-bearing cactus blooms while it is still dark.