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A Refreshing Riesling

Sweet wine lovers stand up proud and be counted!

The sweeter wine varietals are making a big come back! More and more wine lovers are discovering the fun and joy of the sweeter varietals like Riesling, Gewurtraminer, and Moscato D' Asti.

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 »

Wine and Cheese?

Just got back from a buying trip with the directors of wine, deli, and R. Field. Was a great trip to Sacramento where we met with over 400 vendors offering cheeses, specialty meats, yogurt, you name it.

We locked onto quite a few great American artisan cheeses, and some really nice French cheeses as well. Keep an eye on R. Field's selection. In short time, they should offer a wider selection of cheeses from France, all flown in.

It's Here!

I always enjoy seeing a project that our team has worked hard on come to life. And so it was with great excitement and anticipation that I viewed our new website this morning. While it is still amazing to me at some levels that so much information about companies like ours is now just a click away, such accessibility sure does make things easier than when we had to flip through telephone books, cookbooks, newspapers, and more to find what we needed!

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 »

Acai Bowl 101

One of my favorite afternoon snacks is an acai (ah-sah-EE) bowl…I’m eating one right now! For those of you who are well-acquainted with this purple berry from Brazil you know all about the high levels of anti-oxidants and the amazing energy they pack. I am not going to go into great detail about the omega this and the vitamin something that…all that you need to know at this point is that they are delicious and a great way to bring healthy habits to your snacking.

Pasteurized? Homogenized? What’s the difference? What do they mean?

People are always asking me what the difference is between pasteurized and homogenized milk, so I thought I’d try to break it down so it’s easier for everyone to understand.

Nairagi Seafood Kit

New products hit our stores every week. Some come from big manufacturers or outside vendors while others are ones we develop ourselves. Sometimes these offerings hit the mark while at other times… well, let’s just say they might not quite meet our expectations. I suppose that’s all a part of the process of learning and innovation. But sometimes, there’s an item that really WOWs --- a product that is so good we want to tell everyone we know about it. And that’s exactly what I ... more »

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