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The Best Gins

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....

#1 Hendrick’s

Shingles the pain within...

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 »

Wine Pairings for local favorites!

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 »

Chinese Style Pork Hash Recipe

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 »

Local Kona Dragonfruit Farm Visit

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.

Strawberries & Petite Petit

I was looking at this week's ad and I was blown away by two cool things!

First, Ed our Prince of Pau Hana is offering a limited supply of Petite Petit by Michael David.

Mahalo for Voting Foodland Hawaii’s Best Poke!

We are so excited and honored to be voted Hawaii’s Best Poke and we take pride in living up to that honor everyday for our customers. As we say in our slogan, we're “Hawaii’s Home for Poke” and we stand by this by offering a Double Money Back Guarantee. We are always committed to delivering the best poke in the islands! Thank you for all the voters that voted for us, we will ... more »

Naked Cow Dairy: A reason to feel good about eating butter again!

During the 80's, Hawaii had about 20 dairy farms and it produced most of its own milk. However, between 1999 and 2008 many of Hawaii's dairies starting closing their doors, including four on Oahu and three on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii's dairies were going the way of pineapple and sugar. Even at a time of renewed interest in diversifying the island's agriculture and increasing it's self-reliance, dairies are succumbing to price pressures, mainland competition and a lack of local ... more »

Simply Superb Summer Sangria

If you think of “cheap” overly sweet fruit wine as Sangria, we have a great new perspective for you. Sangria is back, using a simple recipe, good wine, and enjoyed by all.

Chicken Skewers for July 4th!

This weekend is shaping up to be loaded with lots of fun in the sun as we celebrate our Independence day once again… As you all furiously go about planning your holiday menus, here is a quick idea that you may want to consider, as it is a nice addition to the usual picnic and grilling suspects that we often find here in Hawaii.

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