General

Which Salt Should I Cook With?

You know, that is one of the questions I get asked all the time.

And you know what my answer is?

It really just depends…

Actually, I do have a recommendation in general. Do not use iodized salt. The iodine in the salt affects the flavor of your cooking, and usually not in a good way.

Vodkas, From Russia to Maui

Last week, we posted a blog about the perfect tonic water, Q Tonic, and we got some great feedback on our Twitter and Facebook pages! One of the most pressing questions posed was: "What kind of Vodka do you suggest I pair Q Tonic with?"

How Do I Cook a Moist piece of Chicken Breast?

One of the things that people tend to get wrong the most is cooking chicken breast. The breast is lean white meat, so it doesn’t have the same amount of fat that the legs and thighs have.

Consequently, you need to make sure that the breast is cooked just done, but not more than that. Doing it this way will ensure that the juices don’t get pushed out of the piece of meat.

The best way to make sure you get the right doneness is to use a meat thermometer inserted into the ... more »

Spending time on the Farm at Ma‘o Farms

This past weekend, 40 of us from Foodland had the privilege of working at Ma‘o Farms in Wai‘anae. I say “privilege” because it truly was an honor to learn more about the organization and see and hear first all they are doing for the betterment of our community. Led by executive director Kukui Maunakea-Forth and managing director Gary Maunakea-Forth, the student staff and interns shared their experiences and showed us what had been ... more »

Deal Match - More Reason to Shop Local

Have you heard the latest commercial by one of our competitors? I have to say it shocked me and our staff here at Foodland on several levels. First, there was the mentioning of our company and Times specifically by name – something we just don’t do here in Hawaii. But more than that was the insinuation that customers need not shop with us any longer because this competitor simply matched the prices on only a few of the hundreds of items we have on sale every week.

Kosher for Passover Items in Stock Now

Shalom!

I recently built our first Passover display just last week at the Market City store. I forgot how fun it is to take 30 or so different sized and shaped items and merchandise them in a visual appealing way that is logical to shop. I'm almost embarrassed to say that it took two hours to set up, but the display came out great!

We brought in extra 5 lb. and 1 lb. matzos this year and we'll work hard to keep from running out as Passover approaches.more »

Single Cup Brewing Revolution

I recently read on the web that 40% of the 18 to 24 year-olds who responded to the National Coffee Association's National Coffee Drinking Trends 2011 survey said they are drinking coffee daily, compared with 31% in 2010. As an avid coffee drinker/lover and being somewhat obsessive about the magical brew that is released from the most wonderful of beans, I am pleased to see that people are coming back to coffee and maybe reducing the consumption of sugary energy drinks.

One of ... more »

Kōkua Japan

As our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Japan, we have begun collecting donations at checkout to support disaster relief efforts in Japan.

Where you Grad?

Here in Hawaii it’s so common for locals to ask each other, “Where did you go to high school?” or, “Where you grad?” Well, whatever Hawaii high school is your alma mater, you can help them earn college scholarships for their seniors! Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education is one of my favorite community programs because together with the help of our customers and vendors, 100+ high school seniors can ... more »

No Corn in Corned Beef

Although the rock salt used to cure the beef looked like corn, that’s not how corned beef got its name. The form of curing beef using salt is called corning and that is how Corned Beef was born. Interestingly, Corned Beef & Cabbage is derived from the Irish dish of Bacon and Cabbage, and along the storied way it's become an American favorite that we've all come to associate with St. Patrick's Day!

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