Tips and Tricks
Last minute Wine shopping for Thanksgiving? Headed out the door to a Thanksgiving party and not sure what to bring? Not to worry, here are some simple guidelines:
Not sure of the group, or new to wine, we suggest three easy, sure-to-please choices...
Buy a nice sparkling wine: We have great Sparklers for any budget, and a nice Bubbly always gets the party started. If you are not sure, steer away from the very dry sparklers (Brut) and go for a sweet and ... more »
I love the holiday season and things kick into high gear on Thanksgiving. Even though it is a fun time, it can be a stressful one when it comes to getting the dinner together.
Here are a few tips that can help to make this a time you can enjoy your company instead of stress in the kitchen.
Planning is key. Don't try to make everything on Thanksgiving day. If you layer your tasks, you can spread most of the work over the course of the week.
Do you have children that don’t like to eat their fruits & vegetables? Do they kick and scream if you place a carrot or some broccoli on their plate? If so, please check out FoodChamps.org. While I can't say that they'll be begging for brussels sprouts or green beans, it sure is a fun site to learn about fruits & vegetables, and hopefully encourage them to try different ones. I must admit that I had a great time exploring this site ... more »
Everyone knows avocados are wonderful for making guacamole or dips. But that doesn't stop this unique fruit from being added to everything from your favorite salad to sandwiches, sushi, entrées, dessert, and smoothies. Heck, we even added it to our award winning poke! There are so many ways to eat this fruit and there are some great health benefits too. Did you know that avocados contain 60% more potassium than bananas? These nutrient dense fruits are also sodium and ... more »
It is always very exciting to feature a new locally grown floral item. This Upcountry Statice Bunch comes to us from a grower in Kula, Maui.
The Upcountry Statice Bunches come in a rainbow of lavender, fuchsia, purple, copper and yellow. Statice is a long lasting flower that can not only be enjoyed as a fresh cut flower in water but it can also be dried and enjoyed out of water too.
Pictured here to the left is an Upcountry Statice Bunch simply arranged in a mason jar with ... more »
Is there a difference between Greek yogurt and standard yogurt? Yes, there is. Read on to see how they offer different health benefits.
• Protein: Average around 20 grams
• Carbohydrates: 9-11 grams
• Contains 50% less sodium than standard yogurt.
• Its thick and creamy consistency makes this the better yogurt to use for dips.
• Protein: Average between 10-12 ... 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.
Did you know there are over 7,500 apple varieties worldwide? With that many varieties, how do you know which are sweet or tart? Which apple should you use to make a dessert? Here is some information on 9 commonly known apples, starting from sweet to tart.
Like fine wine, Fuji's flavor improves with age. Its spicy, crisp sweetness makes it excellent out of hand or as applesauce. Fuji varies from yellow-green with red highlights to very red.