Tips and Tricks
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.
One of the things that our wine expert, Ed the Prince of Pau Hana, has been working really hard at doing is dialing up the variety and selection of our wines.
We've had many discussions about finding wines that may not be found in your typical grocery store and drink at a quality level three times the price you pay.
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.
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 »
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!
Vitamin C is often the first thing that comes to one’s mind when you think of citrus fruit. Vitamin C helps shorten the duration of colds and protecting the body from damaging effects of free radicals. The most common and popular citrus fruit is the Navel Orange. We are fortunate to have both Big Island and mainland grown Navel Oranges available at our stores. While the Navel Orange is always a hit, don’t be afraid to try some of these other delicious citrus fruit varieties available ... more »
Flowers come in a rainbow of beautiful colors, but did you know that specific flower colors relate to certain emotions and moods? Here are some of the meanings behind the colors of flowers:
- Yellow: symbolizes happiness, friendship, enthusiasm, luxury, and pride.
- Red: symbolizes the feeling of emotions like love and passion.
- Orange: symbolizes satisfaction, confidence and passion for ... more »
Some of our customers have been curious to the benefits of registering on the Foodland.com website. I wanted to take a moment to explain all the benefits and answer any questions you might have.
The first benefit to registering on the website is that you can choose your favorite store. Once you have picked your favorite store, our system will remember that when you ... more »
Coffee connoisseurs can appreciate the pristine purity of Wing's of the Morning 100% Kona coffee. This is the type of small production farming that we normally associate with fine wine-making. Ka'lo farms is located on the high, steep, and rocky slopes in Kona. This elevation is great for the berries, and bad for mechanical harvesting, so nearly all of the picking is done by hand, berry-by-berry. This personal care and hand selection makes for a much higher quality and truly pure ... more »