Today's Topics

Give Aloha 2011

With Give Aloha, Foodland's Annual Community Matching Gifts Program, in full swing and running through the end of September, I've heard that inquiring minds want to know who to give to. Indeed, with over 500 participating non-profits -- who all do great work for our community to choose from, deciding who to support can be a daunting task. So here are a few tips to think about...

Eat Local Challenge

Well, it's that time to challenge ourselves to eating 100% local again! I don't know about you, but I found the 2010 Kanu Hawaii Eat Local Challenge to be fun and really enlightening. As you may recall, last year I wrote recipes that were mostly local, but this year, I thought that some of you may want to step it up a notch and decide to go 100% local.

The King of Cheeses: Parmigiano-Reggiano

For many people, eating Parmigiano-Reggiano for the first time is a surprising experience. That's because the grainy, slightly crunchy texture of Parmigiano-Reggiano is truly unique.

The Coinstar Gas & Grocery Fill Up!

Have you ever wondered what you could do with all that spare change you have lying around? If you’re anything like me, you have money all over your house… even in your car!

What if I told you all that change could win you groceries or gas for a year? It can, if you head in and visit our friends at Coinstar! Stop by your local Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms store and cash in $10 or more at the Coinstar kiosk and receive a special entry code.

Seven Deadly Zins & Petite Petit

Five generations of the Phillips family have worked the land and developed these beautiful wines, dating all the way back to the Civil War era. Michael and David Phillips are the brothers who now run the vineyards, develop the wines, design the labels and even write the poetry on the back label (read the Seven Deadly Zins back label for insight on how they related the Seven Sins from their Catholic school upbringing to the seven Old Vine Zinfandels blended in their wine.) Michael and ... more »

Living Garden Succulent Plants

This week I am thrilled to introduce locally grown and assembled Living Garden Succulent Plants. These hardy beauties come to us from the creativity of Terri and Greg Lee who are the owners and designers of 1st Look Exteriors.

Each of the Living Garden Succulent Plants were assembled by hand by Terri and Greg themselves. It amazes me the care, attention and pride that Terri and Greg put into each and every one of these creations.

The Best Gins

Summertime means we want a ice cold crisp refeshing drink..... For me, that is a Gin & Tonic....Ahhhh, let the day’s troubles melt away as you sip that “christmas tree” elixir. Here are my top picks for Gin....starting with my very favorite....

#1 Hendrick’s

Shingles the pain within...

If you've ever had chickenpox, you have the Varicella-zoster virus lurking in your bloodstream. Since this virus also causes shingles, anyone who's ever had chickenpox can get shingles. About 25 percent of all adults, who may otherwise be healthy, will get shingles during their lifetime. The chance of getting shingles increases with age, so adults over 60 are ten times more likely to get shingles than children under 10. The virus shoots down a nerve, causing the numbness, itching, severe ... more »

Local Hamakua Mushrooms

Back in June, I introduced the locally grown Hamakua Mushrooms. You learned a little about the farm and the different mushrooms that are grown by Hamakua Mushrooms. We ran it on special so I’m sure a lot of you got to taste how delicious they are!

Even though I told you they are grown here in Hawaii (the packaging notates this too,) I feel there are still some of who can’t believe they are grown in Hawaii! So, I went to ... more »

Wine Pairings for local favorites!

As the Prince of Pau Hana, I often get asked, "What wine can we serve with our favorite local foods like Poke, Sushi, Huli Huli chicken, Thai, or Chinese?

If there was a wine made for our tropical climate and Hawaiian regional cuisine, it would be the food-friendly Gewurztraminers and Reislings.

Today’s Gewurtraminers and Reislings are not the sweet German wines that many of us recall from our wine entry days (Blue Nun, Black Tower, Havemeyer). Today, the ... more »

Syndicate content