Tips and Tricks
For those of us who grew up in Hawaii, certain local foods always stir feelings of comfort. These are the foods we think about on a cold wintry day at college and the ones we long for after night upon night of eating out when traveling. Simple and unfussy, they are foods that make us feel good -- dishes we associate with the warmth and comfort of home.
The New Year is just around the corner and here are some helpful tips to ring in the New Year with nice glass of bubbly Champagne!
Pouring sparkling wine doesn't have to be complicated. First off, the best thing you can do for your bubbly is to keep it extremely cold. The colder it is, the more you are preserving the bubbles and the less messy it will be to open and pour.
Perhaps you have a vegetarian coming over for Thanksgiving this year. Seems every family has somebody nowadays that is not eating meat. Struggling over what to feed them? Well, I know that Thanksgiving is all about the Turkey but being a veggie myself, I can tell you that you don’t really need to do anything all that special for your vegetarian family or friends.
Man how time flies! Can you believe that it is time again for the Eat Local Challenge? I know that we typically focus on this challenge once a year, but how did you do all year? Were you able to incorporate more items into your day to day diet? I hope so!
Beautiful Bing Cherries are on sale this week at your local Foodland and Sack N Save stores. These sweet summer treats make for a wonderful snack anytime, and are also great in pies, fruit salads, and of course to top your favorite ice cream!
Here are some helpful tips on picking and storing Bing Cherries:
How to pick Bing Cherries
Blueberries can be a great item for both their taste and their antioxidants. Here are a few fast ideas to get them into your diet. Throw them into your cereal or oatmeal. Toss them into a salad. Have some with Greek yogurt and honey. Or, just pop a few into your mouth and eat them like candy!
How to pick Blueberries
Have you tried cooking with coconut oil yet?
It has become a staple in my house, but often when I tell people about this wonderful oil, I hear something to the effect of, “aren’t tropical oils bad for you?” I also heard a lot about coconut oil being high in saturated fat, which didn’t sound good either.
One of our favorite Hawaii Grown fruits is in season and on sale this week at your local Foodland and Sack N Save stores. Grown by the Kona Dragon Fruit Company on the Big Island, this beautiful Dragon Fruit comes in shades of green, red, purple, and pink. The flesh of the fruit inside can range from purple, pink, red and even white with tiny edible black seeds.
The sweet flavor and texture is similar to that of a kiwi mixed with a pear, but you really have to try it for yourself ... more »
With Hawaii's unique environment, we wanted to provide you with a first aid guideline to some common injuries you may encounter while adventuring in Hawaii. As always, please consult your physician for further information on specific medical conditions or symptoms that you may have, and do not hesitate to seek immediate professional medical attention if your symptoms worsen or the pain becomes increasingly unbearable.
We now have Sweet & Juicy Gold Nugget Tangerines available at your local Foodland! Gold Nugget Tangerines are so easy to peel you’ll be enjoying their juicy, seedless segments in seconds! The season for this Tangerine is only through May, so you’ll need to enjoy it while it’s here. This is my personal favorite Tangerine, and while I really enjoy Clementine’s as well, I think the Gold Nugget Tangerine is even sweeter and juicer.