If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my time at Foodland, it’s that everyone who knew our company founder, Maurice J. “Sully” Sullivan brightens up at the mention of his name. Although the business world remembers him as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the history of Hawaii, local folks remember him best for being warm, kind hearted and generous.
Exotic fruits always remind me of refreshing summer drinks, but did you know that the tropical Dragon Fruit is actually a type of cactus? Its beautiful armored exterior is reminiscent of the top of a dragon's head, but the flesh of this fruit can be as soft as a ripened kiwi. In fact, it's pretty easy to cut into one of them and scoop the fruit out like a papaya. This nutritional wonder comes in dramatic colors of reds, fuschia and white, which make for amazing desserts and smoothies. ... more »
A number of years ago, I remember sitting at lunch with our produce supplier, Mark Teruya of Armstrong Produce and a couple of local farmers. Our purpose was to find out how we could build better partnerships with them. What I remember about lunch was how much I enjoyed their company and learning about their businesses. What Richard Ha of Hamakua Springs Country Farms tells me he remembers is that I ate my salad with chopsticks! Richard claims he had never seen anyone eat salad like ... more »
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
1 pkg. pre-made pie crusts (top and bottom crust)
¼ cup all purpose flour
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 »
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 »
Bing cherries have become the most popular of North American cherries, surpassing every other style. These Bing Cherries are firm and juicy with a deep mahogany red when ripe. They are nutritious and a good source of potassium and Vitamin C. It’s a good idea to keep fully ripe Bing Cherries in the fridge, especially during Hawaii’s hot summer months. Many people prefer to eat them straight out of the hand but they are also great for making cherry jam and preserves, cherry pies or cherry ... more »
Last week Foodland was honored to do the floral arrangements for a Tour de France inspired awards dinner. Sunflower centerpieces in mason jars with raffia bows created a French countryside feel. Fashioned after Tour de France podium bouquets, honorees of the evening were presented with yellow rose bouquets with a collar of explosion grass and ti leaf finish.