I can’t tell you how excited I am about the new program we kicked off at Foodland earlier this week! Our Take the Bag Challenge invites customers to join us in committing to use only reusable bags when they shop over the next six weeks and our hope is that we can change habits, help protect Hawaii’s environment and reduce our plastic bag usage by 50%! It’s a big goal, but one we are confident we can achieve with your help!
O ka pono ke hanaʻia a iho mai na lani.
The phrase – which when translated means “Continue to do good until the heavens come down to you” – is displayed prominently at our Aina Haina store. And it was these words that Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO of PBS Hawaii, quoted at our annual Give Aloha celebration today as she conveyed the importance of the Give Aloha program to PBS Hawaii and other non-profits throughout the state.
If not, then you should be. A lot of people have been asking me lately, "Simon, what's the big deal about coconut water?" Celebrities and health fanatics alike have been raving about the wonders of coconut water, so I did a little research and here's what I've learned. Coconut water is the second purest liquid next to water itself! This pure water comes from unripe or green coconuts. When the coconut is ripe, the water inside will harden and become a part of the white flesh of the ... more »
What is the difference? All three are made with fruit cooked with sugar and pectin. Pectin is a type of carbohydrate found in the cell wall of a fruit, and is often used in foods as a gelling agent.
- Jelly is clear, normally contains no fruit bits and is made with fruit juice.
- Jams are made using Fruit pulp or crushed fruit.
Grilling is easy, just remember:
S - T - E - A - K - S
Start with a hot grill. Searing beef helps lock in delicious juices.
Turn steaks gently with tongs or a spatula; never pierce with a fork.
Ensure juiciness by flipping steaks only once.
Wild salmon have lived in the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest for thousands of years. The rich, creamy taste of wild salmon that all of us around the world have come to crave can be attributed to their high oil content. Because of their long spawning run in which they may migrate thousands of miles, these fish fatten up for their voyage, giving them great flavor, succulent texture and lots of omega-3s.
What special ingredient makes pizza, pastas, paninis, calzones, grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers and nachos so good?
It’s the CHEESE!
Cheese is so versatile in that you can eat it in so many different ways and it can be delicious any way you slice it, dice it or melt it!
Similar to the wide varieties and complexities of wine, cheese can fall into unique categories based on the texture and the process for which it’s made. Here are a few cheese ... more »
Take it from me, the key to a great sandwich starts with great bread. Fortunately, you can find world renowned bread from the original La Brea Bakery right here at home in Hawaii. La Brea Bakery first opened its doors in Los Angeles in 1989, and today you can still enjoy the same bread made by the original starter Chef Nancy Silverton anytime. Just stop by any of our Foodland locations and select from a wide variety of delicious breads. Here's what we have available ... more »
This month marks the start of one of my favorite programs at Foodland – Give Aloha. In many ways, it seems like just yesterday that our marketing team came together to brainstorm ideas of how to appropriately honor our late founder, Sully. To us, a program to support the community was the logical choice as Sully was not only known for his support of local non-profits, but he had always instilled in us that we “have a responsibility to support the community that supports us.”