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Butter mochi tops local comforts at Hauula store

Updated on  May 2, 2017 at 5:52 pm
In a previous life, Kaya’s Store in Hauula dealt in hardware. Also animal feed and groceries. Read More

Cooking eggs just right doesn’t have to be hard

Updated on  April 11, 2017 at 4:46 pm
As a frequent consumer of eggs, I’ve come up with this guide to the best and easiest ways to deliver an egg to the table. Read More

Black rice contains an antioxidant other varieties can’t boast

Updated on  April 4, 2017 at 4:14 pm
Black rice when raw is reminiscent of midnight, but when cooked it turns an intense purple and the cooking water gives off a violet hue. Read More

Patience is a staple of Indian cooking

Updated on  March 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm
Yes, the ingredients are key, technique is important and the spices — many spices — are crucial to Indian cooking. But the prime component: “To cook Indian, it takes a lot of patience,” says chef Ronald Thomas Minezes. Read More

Salad repurposes corned beef

Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 6:04 pm
Thanksgiving has turkeys, Easter has eggs and St. Patrick’s Day has corned beef. Read More

To make a lighter potato salad, swap mayonnaise with pesto

Updated on  March 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm
Cooking is less of a chore when it’s more of an adventure. This is why I am so enamoured of my CSA — community-supported agriculture — box. Read More

Sharing stories through recipes

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 5:44 pm
A retirement community seems an ideal place to collect recipes that go way, way back. Read More

World’s a tad better, tastier as recipes draw donations

Updated on  January 17, 2017 at 6:18 pm
The annual “By Request” Top 5 recipe fundraiser brought in just more than $11,000 for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Good Neighbor Fund over the past six weeks. Read More

Cheesy topping makes Spanish rice a favorite

Updated on  January 10, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Ah, Spanish rice. I remember you well. Read More

Cake mix and some bubbly make an easy holiday dessert

Updated on  December 20, 2016 at 3:27 pm
At this point in the holiday rush, many of us are falling victim to fatigue. Too much shopping, too much baking, too much decorating. Read More

Homemade stock’s rich flavor boosts pork chow mein recipe

Updated on  December 13, 2016 at 6:46 pm
Chow mein is a dish of infinite variations. The only essential ingredient is the noodles; beyond that, anything goes: sliced meat (any type), sliced vegetables (any type) and a pour-over of sauce (soy sauce and anything else). Read More

No-gluten gravy uses thickener that beats flour

Updated on  December 6, 2016 at 5:41 pm
When Thanksgiving rolled around, my gluten-sensitive friend Mary asked for stuffing and gravy made just for her, so she could enjoy the parts of the feast that she considers better than the turkey. Read More

Give $5 to help families and get 5 best recipes

Updated on  November 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm
When people get all warm and fuzzy about cooking, they usually wax eloquent about how feeding those you care for is a way of sharing joy and showing love. Read More

Braise short ribs in coffee for an award-winning flavor

Updated on  November 15, 2016 at 5:34 pm
First, I’m going to tell you what I’m not going to tell you, which is how to make a dish that came out on top in last week’s Kona Coffee Cultural Festival’s recipe contest. Read More

Leftover candy yields whopper of a treat

Updated on  November 11, 2016 at 7:39 am
For many years I’ve investigated the use of leftover Halloween candy, as a public service, of course. Read More

Silky richness of egg yolk tops classic Lyonnaise salad

Updated on  November 2, 2016 at 11:57 am
In the event that you consider eggs in connection with a salad, you’re most likely thinking hard-boiled. It’s a classic American mix-in. But consider instead a soft-cooked egg atop a pile of greens. Break the yolk and it becomes a part of the dressing, coating the greens with a rich, silky ooziness. Read More

Faux mayo delivers flavor with less fat

Updated on  October 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm
First place in Saturday’s Healthy-licious Cooking Contest went to an entry of crabcakes and a macaroni salad that incorporated a faux mayonnaise made with tofu. Read More

Folks love this ‘spice’ cake; booze-soak now for holidays

Updated on  October 12, 2016 at 11:07 am
Five years ago I baked a cake, brought it to work and lied about it. Told everyone it was a spice cake and watched it disappear. In reality it was a fruitcake, and those can be a hard sell. Read More

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