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Tieton Cider Works Arrives in Hawaii

Award-Winning Craft Cider Comes to The Aloha State

Tieton Cider Works, a Washington State craft cidery, announces their arrival in Hawaii. Tieton’s award-winning ciders, distributed by Southern Wine & Spirits, are now available in restaurants, bars, and shops on Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kauai. Additional seasonal releases will come along later in the year. Continue reading »

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Pau Hana Friday for May 16

Kai Choy at One Song Farm. Photo by Daniel Lane

Kai Choy at One Song Farm. Photo by Daniel Lane

Tasting Kauai

Happy Aloha Friday! We had an exceptional week and hope you did too. Today, get an update on our weight loss progress while learning about healthy dining options on Kauai in our “Working out and eating healthy” article that runs in our “Tastes of Kauai” column in The Garden Island newspaper.  Happy Mother’s Day! If my mom were here, I would certainly raise my glass.

This Sunday, our “On the Farm” column in The Garden Island newspaper covers One Song Farm, kai choy and Lisa’s recipe for Kai Choy Kim Chi. While researching for the article, I learned that kai choy has an amazing amount of nutritional benefits, so check it out!

Kauai Beer Company

Within the next few weeks, Kauai Beer Company will launch Finally Friday. The brewery will be introducing signature cocktails and featuring a limited entree menu. This is the first step in transitioning from a  tasting room to a full service microbrewery and restaurant.

Sustainable Kauai Meetups

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Papaya Seed Dressing

Kai prepares a papaya during one of our Kauai food tours. Marta Lane photo

Kai prepares a papaya during one of our Kauai food tours. Marta Lane photo

During the farm portion of our food tours, our guide Kai always cuts open a papaya. As guests pass the tropical fruit around, they delight in the floral smell. Kai invites them to try a seed and they’re always a little apprehensive, but wind up intrigued by the peppery flavor. Most people don’t realize that they’re edible, and in Hawaii, they’re very often used in a dressing. Katie Trussell, the chef in the Malama Kauai kitchen and author of the Keep it Local food blog, offers this Papaya Seed Salad Dressing recipe. Katie is a locavore both in heart and practice. Her drive in the kitchen is propelled by the very real yet disheartening reality that 80-90 percent of the food sold on Kauai is imported. Therefore, 80-90 percent of the food she prepares, comes from local ingredients. Makes about 1 cup.

  • 1/4 cup papaya seeds
  • 2 T coconut sugar
  • 1 T stone ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 medium white onion
  • a handful of fresh dill
  • sea salt

Blend all in a blender or food processor and enjoy in any number of ways.

 If you need a personal chef who cooks with fresh, seasonal food, contact Katie at  808-652-7890,  katie@malamakauai.org or visit her website http://yogaandchef.com/.

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