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Hawaii Master Food Preserver Certificate Program

Each student will take home a large variety of preserved items upon completion of the Hawaii Master Food Preservers class. Daniel Lane photo The Hawaii Master Food Preserver Certificate Program will begin classes on Kauai in March. Class are on March 30, March 31, April 01, April 07, April 8, April 13, April 14 and April 15 from 1 to 7…

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February 25, 2016

Kickshaws' Kauai Tasting Menu

Seth, Paulette and Sloane Peterson of Kickshaws. Daniel Lane photo. Seth and Paulette Peterson own Kickshaws, a food truck in Lawai parked in the gravel lot at Warehouse 3540. Seth prepares science-based comfort food from a small kitchen in the food truck. Their daughter, Sloane, helps where she can. She’s just a toddler so Seth…

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February 13, 2016

Tapas at Kukuiula Under New Ownership

Our Kauai Food Tour -South Shore concludes at Kauai’s premiere gourmet farmers market at the Shops at Kukuiula. Daniel Lane photo The grand opening of the new Tapas at Kukuiula restaurant, featuring a traditional Hawaiian blessing by Kapu Kelvin Ho, will be held at the Shops at Kukuiula on Thursday, January 14, 2016 starting at…

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January 14, 2016

The Wine Shop in Koloa Celebrates Nine Years in Business

  Dan and Ellen O’Connell opened The Wine Shop on Dec. 12, 2006 in the heart of Koloa Town on Kauai.  Their vision for the family business was simply to provide an amazing assortment of wines to guests and residents on the Southside of the island.  Over the last nine years, the store has evolved expanding its offerings to include wine, champagne, spirits, beer, gourmet items, gift baskets, marriage licenses and more. They are so thankful to their friends, the island community, and to all of the visitor’s that have frequented the shop over the years.   As a mahalo, anyone who visits the shop on Dec. 12, and wishes them a Happy 9th Anniversary will receive a 9-percent discount on all purchases. Additionally, for the third year, The Wine Shop will unveil its holiday gift guide on Facebook and…

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December 4, 2015

What to do on Kauai

If you’re wondering what to do on Kauai, and you love to garden and, or eat, check these out: Biochar Workshop $35, Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Biochar is an inexpensive carbon-negative soil amendment that can double your yield while reducing your fertilizer and water needs.  This workshop will be of great interest to backyard gardeners, farmers, ranchers, and anybody who wants to learn about biochar. This is a special opportunity to learn from one of the world’s foremost authorities and researchers on biochar, Dr. Paul Taylor. You will learn about: the multiple benefits of biochar how agriculture can improve the climate and heal the soil how to build simple devices to make biochar making biochar/compost/mineral blends and more Includes a live demonstration of biochar making with fire Workshop Schedule: 10am-noon: Paul gives an in-depth presentation on…

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November 17, 2015

Five Week Hawaii Garden Certificate Training

Malama Kauai is offering their second Hawaii Garden Certificate Training to the community to install a large-scale school garden at Kawaikini Public Charter School in Lihue. Classes are Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  and start on Nov. 7.  Dr. Adam Asquith from Kealia Farm will lead participants in the garden installation, providing classroom and…

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November 4, 2015

Kauai Coffee and Chocolate Festival

Chocolate comes from cacao pods. Daniel Lane photo The first annual Kauai Coffee and Chocolate Festival will be held Friday Oct. 23 and Saturday Oct. 24 in Hanapepe. The event includes keiki activities, chocolate and coffee workshops as well as samples, food and craft vendors and access to a Chocolate Passport. “The Inaugural Kauai Chocolate and Coffee Festival is a celebration of…

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October 2, 2015

Sam Choy in Kauai for Cooking Demo

Sam Choy at the 2015 Breadfruit festival in Poipu. Photo courtesy of the National Tropical Botanical Gardens. Sam Choy, Hawaii’s celebrity chef and ulu ambassador, will present a cooking demonstration on Saturday, September 19, at Times Supermarket in Kukui Grove Shopping Center. The event runs from noon to 2 p.m. and is a part of the…

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September 18, 2015

3rd Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach

Sheraton Kauai Resort celebrations National Rum Day with their 3rd Annual RumFest at RumFire Poipu Beach.  The event is Friday, August 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the resort’s open-air Ocean Courtyard. There will be a variety of rums, island music from Pono Breez and Pure Harmony and locally inspired plate lunches from Starwood Kauai. The cost of entry is free, and the event…

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July 31, 2015

Feral Thee Well

Owners, Scott Kessinger (left) and Dave Power (right) at The Feral Pig. Daniel Lane photo We are very sorry to announce that The Feral Pig is closing for good on July 30. The closure is due to disputes with the Harbor Mall landlord, which is the same reason Kalapaki Joe’s closed their flagship restaurant earlier this year.  Owners, Scott Kessinger and Dave Power are not planning to open another pub. Instead, they are taking time off to relax, recuperate and reevaluate. Scott tells me he’s planning on attending to some long neglected yard work and Dave is looking forward to spending the rest of the summer surfing and vacationing in California. Who knows what these two will dream up next, but I’m sure it will involve good times, tasty cocktails and delicious food. I’ll let you know what they’re up…

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July 21, 2015