Sometimes gift shopping can be a real drag. You have to brave traffic, find parking and then finally have to actually find that perfect gift. My new favorite gift shop, Maui Country Store, makes gift shopping a breeze. They offer a great selection of made-on-Maui food items found all over the island. Everybody eats, […]
Made on Maui
Sitting in Bangkok Cuisine on Dairy Road, I’m eating some of the best roast duck on the island with Chef Zouhair Zairi and his wife Yuka Kashiwabara. Zairi is fresh off his Japan and U.S. tour, in which he promoted his new cookbook, Moorish Fusion Cuisine: Conquering the New World. Chef ZZ, as he’s also […]
It’s my first time standing in the Lokahi Kitchen, located behind Cafe O Lei on Market Street in Wailuku. Tim Parsons and his wife Summer, the founders of Adoboloco, are carefully bottling their jalapeno hot sauce. They start by making an exclusive amount of a test batch of an unrevealed super spicy version. “Do you know […]
The leeks I got from Kula Fields are gorgeous this week. Resembleing a giant green onion of sorts, the leek is much more fibrous and can withstand more cooking than the delicate scallion. So far I have roasted and tempura’d this vegetable. They are famously used in Vichyssoise, a soup of pureed potato and leeks […]
Molokai Shrimp is the best, and whenever I visit Kaunakakai I pick up a bag from John Austin, proprietor of Keawa Nui Farm. My mom hates cleaning them, so I do the work of de-shelling, but it is so worth the feast we have after. I take the shells and make a shrimp broth, it […]
Maui Chef Sabra Ricci cooks under the stars, by the stars and for the stars. With her hot Hollywood clientele always consulting her on astrology while she created their dishes, she decided it was time to write a cookbook combining the two disciplines. At her very first Maui Writer’s Conference in 2005, she pitched […]
I decided to try this multigrain pancake mix that I bought at costco. I have tried a couple of brands of multigrain pancake mixes, but have not this one from Coach’s Oats yet. The non multigrain at Costco is the Krusteaz. One of the things that attracted me to this purchase was that it boasted […]
This week’s box looks incredible. I am really excited to eat these beautiful radishes and beets. Also got citrus, avocado, sweet potato, lettuce, tomato, and ginger. My week starts now!
I could not resist reposting this wonderful item from Holy Kaw this morning. I would love to find one and try them out! You can purchase online here: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/fork-knife-chopsticks The uncommon goods product description: Two-In-One Practice dining kung fu with these nimble, transforming utensils. This knife and fork set made from reusable, dishwasher-safe plastic […]
By Jen Russo Bacardi has long dominated the rum market, and has built itself as one of the most recognizable names in that particular brand. They have been prolific and fearless in the past decade on releasing new rums, from the very first one, Bacardi Limon, in 1995, when flavored vodkas were all the rage, […]
It used to be that strawberries sucked on Maui. They were imported from California and would arrive expensive and bruised, partially unripe and sour. Now Kula has become synonymous with strawberries on Maui, partially due to Chauncy Monden and Kula Country Farms, where he produces this year-round crop. Monden was a grad of University of […]
Its cold nights hot days and volcanic soil that creates these exclusive onions. They fetch a great price at market, but those fluctuate as well. Virus in nearby fields are cause for concern.
Frsh island Herbs farm has an astonishing amount of organic fruits veg and herbs, spices and honey. Micro greens are so good, never knew they are just sprouts.
I have been on a quest for a jar of yeast. The little packets that yield a 1/4 oz per envelope are $3.09 at alive and well, $2.99 at whole foods and longs, and on sale at safeway for $2. But the real deal is the jar that will keep me making pizza dough and […]
When I started this challenge a week ago I began with excuses and outs. Not that I wasn’t going in wholeheartedly, but I just thought this was going to be so hard, I might not really snap into shape so quickly. I also thought I already ate a lot of vegetables, because I fix them […]