Tips and Tricks

An Apple for Any Day

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.

FUJI
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.

Grape and Apple Pie Recipe

With red and green seedless grapes going on sale this week, I thought that it would be a great idea to show you a recipe that incorporates these crisp and juicy grapes from Castle Rock Farms in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Check it out! And let me know what you think.

Grape & Apple Pie Recipe
By: Castle Rock Vineyards

Ingredients:
1 pkg. pre-made pie crusts (top and bottom crust)
¼ cup all purpose flourmore »

How to have an awesome steak experience.

So, over the last few weeks, we've been doing a whole lot of cooking steaks.... You may have seen us at one of your favorite locations sampling up our Premium Choice Certified Angus beef.

We've been really trying to get you all to try it and taste the difference...

But... the really cool thing was that I got to talking to alot of people, and it was surprising how many questions were asked about how to pick the right steak to grill.

Since we most recently sampled, ... more »

Eat, Pray, Love…..

The Julia Roberts film is a feast for the eyes, the senses, and the heart. See it and then go to a great dinner feast!

I love the scene in the film in which Liz (Julie Roberts) has lunch with a group of her new friends in Italy. She orders their meal and revels in the beauty of the exotic foreign language as it slips off her tongue. When the Italians tell Liz, about the Italian art of "La dolce far niente" - the sweetness of doing nothing... Liz embraces the pleasure of good ... more »

Coupons!

Now that our site has been up for a couple of weeks, I’m sure that the majority of you guys have been able to checkout the Weekly Ad. It’s updated every Wednesday and has a lot to offer in terms of savings. Another great page that offers savings is our Coupons page provided by Coupons.com. The other day, before I went shopping, I went over to the coupons page just to see what was available with no particular items in mind.

Do you know the difference between a Male and Female Uhu?

There are a bunch of different types of Uhu (Parrotfish), and they all go through different phases as they mature. During these phases, they change colors and some change from male to female. The only way to identify the sex of an Uhu is identifying the type and color. Almost all parrotfish start out as females in the Initial Phase and change to males in the Terminal Phase. However the Stoplight Parrotfish develop directly into males.

Filet? Ribeye? Strip? T-Bone? What makes them different?

With the launch of our Certified Angus Beef Contest, I thought that it would be a great time to familiarize everyone with a few different cuts of steak. Hopefully, next time you’re at a steakhouse or checking out our meat department this will help you picking out a steak to your liking. Let me know if you’d like to know about any other cuts not mentioned here.

  • Filet Mignon: The most-tender cut of beef, the Filet Mignon has been appearing in restaurants since ... more »

Sweet Gold

If you love pineapple, you have to try the Hawaiian Crown “Sweet Gold” Pineapple available exclusively in our stores. Locally grown in Kunia, this pineapple is sure to be the best you’ve ever tasted.

Check out what food writer Joan Namkoong had to say about it in last week’s Honolulu Star Advertiser: more »

Flower Power

Today at the office I cleaned up a mock-up arrangement we’re doing for an awards dinner next week. The flowers were two weeks old so I finally had to toss them in the rubbish but I saved a happy sunflower from the centerpieces and put it on my desk. I had to take pictures to illustrate how just one simple flower can add so much cheer – that’s the magic of flower power! As I sit here working on my laptop and looking at my monitor I feel like the sunflower is smiling at me and….well it ... more »

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