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Healthy Holiday Tips from Life Foods

A locally sourced salad with Noni Ranch and Gomasio. Daniel Lane photo The holidays can be both so fun and lovely, but if you are worried about maintaining a wholesome diet during the parties, dinners and events it can also seem daunting. But you don’t have to sacrifice your love of good foods to enjoy…

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November 24, 2014

Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Winter Elixirs from Tommy Bahama

Worker Bee by Tommy Bahama. Contributed photo. Tis the season at Tommy Bahama! The iconic island lifestyle brand has crafted three new cocktails to help you celebrate the holiday season.  The Worker Bee is truly unique using the warmth of bourbon as its base mixed with St. Germa Elderflower and Aperol which gives it the…

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November 21, 2014

Papalani Gelato Releases Organic Sorbetto

Some of the best gelato you’ve ever tasted is right here on Kauai Kauai-based Papalani Gelato has released a line of organic sorbets. With two shops on Kauai and two in Florida, owner Marck Shipley says they are the first national gelato brand to offer organic sorbetto. Papalani Gelato’s sorbetto is a dairy-free, GMO-free, gluten-free…

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November 19, 2014

Cottage Food Industry Working Group seeks public comments

The Kohala Center is seeking public comment on proposed regulatory changes that would impact homemade food operations in Hawaii. The proposed recommendations would ease restrictions on homemade food operations, specifically those related to sales locations and the temporary food establishment application process. The proposed permitting process would institute an annual permitting process, versus the current rule requiring operators to reapply for permits every 120 days, and would expand sales opportunities beyond direct-to-consumers sales to include wholesale and retail opportunities. The recommendations and public comment survey can be found online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cottage-food-survey. While The Kohala Center encourages the public to submit comments via the online survey, input may also be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] or by mail to The Kohala Center, P.O. Box 437462, Kamuela, HI 96743. The deadline for public comment is Wednesday, November 28. Recommendations to support Hawaii’s…

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November 17, 2014

Buddha's Hand Hawaiian Candy

This is what the Buddha’s Hand candy looked like after 8 rounds. It looks jelly like around the edges, but was too bitter for my taste. I decided to call the best person I know while researching my article, Buddha’s Hand, in today’s The Garden Island newspaper. Ken Love is a kind, gentle man who…

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October 5, 2014

Kauai Food Tours Offer Tasting Adventures

The Kauai Food Tour – North Shore begins at an organic farm where you’ll enjoy a refreshing treat made from fruit grown at the farm. After a great deal of extremely fun research, I happy to announce the launch of two new food tours. I’ve partnered with amazing people who have a passion for great…

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September 30, 2014

Pau Hana for Friday, August 15

Tasting Kauai Tri-tip sandwich with caramelized onions, fresh salsa, green salad, chili con carne and rice. Daniel Lane Photo In “Original Santa Maria Style BBQ on Kauai,” in The Garden Island, catch up with the owners of Recessions Original Santa Maria Style BBQ, featuring a name that “is a nod toward the economic downturn and…

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August 15, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for August 8

Tasting Kauai Scott Kessinger, Dave Power and Adam Watten in front of the bar at The Feral Pig. Daniel Lane Photo The Feral Pig celebrates their three year anniversary with a special farm-to-table dinner after their Hawaiian-style pub food gets a fine dining touch in “Freshening up the The Feral Pig,” in The Garden Island….

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August 8, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for August 1

Tasting Kauai Sparrow Fontura’ says children are some of Powerhouse Creamery’s biggest fans. Daniel Lane Photo Baby it’s hot outside, but we like to put the freeze on summertime heat with frozen desserts made by Powerhouse Creamery today in “Powerhouse Creamery puts a chill on hot, steamy days” in The Garden Island. In last week’s…

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August 1, 2014

Pau Hana Friday for July 25

Tasting Kauai Helen Lacono opens the doors to Hanapepe Cafe only during Hanapepe Art Night. Daniel Lane Photo Today in The Garden Island, we head to the Hanapepe Cafe to visit chef Helen Lacono and her family in “Evening Delight” as she returns to cooking on just Friday nights during Hanapepe Art Night. If you’ve…

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July 25, 2014

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