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Winesday with The Wine Shop – Fancy Food Show 2014

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.


 
Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and their service is friendly. Their beautiful store carries everything from wine and spirits to gourmet foods and sweet treats. Check in with Tasting Kauai every Wednesday to learn about their favorites. ¡Salud!

Pau Hana Friday for April 25

The recipe for Jason Takemura’s Garlic Salt and Pepper Shrimp is in From Kau Kau to Cuisine. Photo Credit: Rae Huo

The recipe for Jason Takemura’s Garlic Salt and Pepper Shrimp is in From Kau Kau to Cuisine. Photo Credit: Rae Huo

Tasting Kauai

Happy Aloha Friday! We had an exceptional week and hope you did too. In our “Tastes of Kauai” column in today’s The Garden Island newspaper, you can learn about the new cookbook From Kau Kau to Cuisine and Island Cookbook Then and Now. In the article, author and food historian Arnold Hiura shares his concern for the future of food. This Sunday, our “On the Farm” column shares some exciting news from Kauai Kunana Dairy as well as a recipe from Hukilau Lanai.

Remediating Kauai’s Soils for a Healthy Future

Tuesday, April 22 at Kauai Community College Electronics Room 114, free Panel Discussion: 4-6pm Film and Discussion: 6:30-8:30pm In celebration of Earth Day 2014, Regenerations Botanical Garden, KKCR, and Kauai Community College present a panel discussion and film focused on remediating contaminated and depleted soils on Kauai. Soil is the foundation of life on Earth…

Pau Hana Friday for April 18

Kilauea Bakery’s stromboli specials ($13.95) include a blend of house made meats, Manchego cheese, and marinated vegetables. Daniel Lane photo

Kilauea Bakery’s stromboli specials ($13.95) include a blend of house made meats, Manchego cheese, and marinated vegetables. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai

Happy Aloha Friday! We had an exceptional week and hope you did too. We got back from Colorado late in the afternoon on Monday and hit the ground running Tuesday morning. We interviewed a cacao farmer at 10 a.m. and you can look for their story in our On The Farm column in this Sunday’s paper. Our Tastes of Kauai column, which runs in today’s TGIFriday edition, will share a unique look into a longtime favorite, Kilauea Bakery & Pau Hana Pizza.

Winesday with The Wine Shop – Rose

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.


 
Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and their service is friendly. Their beautiful store carries everything from wine and spirits to gourmet foods and sweet treats. Check in with Tasting Kauai every Wednesday to learn about their favorites. ¡Salud!

Pau Hana Friday for April 11

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Oxtail Soup is a Monday special at MCS Grill. Daniel Lane photo

Tasting Kauai

Happy Aloha Friday! We had an exceptional week and hope you did too. We are still in Colorado visiting family. It’s pretty amazing to see my father and his three brothers come together. One uncle flew from Texas to California to pick up his 90-year-old brother and drive him to Colorado. My favorite aunt and her husband drove from Idaho as well. We have had a wonderful time reconnecting and sharing memories, all of wich seem to happen over a well made meal.
There’s no local avocados in Colorado, but in last Sunday’s, article “Avocado Advantage” I reported on four of Hawaii’s most popular avocados. The recipe for Avocado Banana Bread makes a moist, dense nutritious loaf. On Kauai, at the farmers market, you can get very large avocados for a dollar or two.
In Fresh and Local on Kauai’s Westside, I reported on MCS Grill, a new restaurant that serves local favorites as well as healthy options. I’m happy to have found them because Dan can hardly resist a big, juice burger, especially when it’s made with local, grass-fed beef and I appreciate being able to order lighter meals such as the Vegetarian Trio. We are also happy to have another dining option when we are on the Westside.

Pau Hana Friday for April 4

Hanalei Farmers Market flowers. Photo by Christopher Lyden.

Hanalei Farmers Market flowers. Photo by Christopher Lyden.


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Tasting Kauai

Happy Aloha Friday! We had an exceptional week and hope you did too. Last Sunday, our article “Crunch time with carrots” ran in The Garden Island newspaper.  I hope you get a chance to try the recipe and if you can use Kauai Juice Company’s kiawe-aged balsamic vinegar, all the better.
We didn’t have a story in the Wednesday edition. TGI is going from two food writers to one and there was a miscommunication. Our last story will be in this Wednesday’s edition before our “Tastes of Kauai” column gets moved to Fridays TGIFriday pullout. We’ve cooked up some tasty stories and we appreciate you sticking with us!

Winesday with The Wine Shop – April Tasting

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.

Dan and Ellen O’Connell at The Wine Shop in Koloa. Photo courtesy of The Wine Shop.


 
Tasting Kauai is happy to partner with the O’Connells for Winesday with The Wine Shop. Owners Dan and Ellen O’Connell are a delightful couple whose passion for wine is infectious, their knowledge is vast, and their service is friendly. Their beautiful store carries everything from wine and spirits to gourmet foods and sweet treats. Check in with Tasting Kauai every Wednesday to learn about their favorites. ¡Salud!