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Bubbies seeks new mochi ice cream flavor ideas

Bubbies seeks new mochi ice cream flavor ideas

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Back in the Day

Casserole handles summer zucchini bounty

An overabundance of backyard zucchini led to the creation of a dish that the Hefner family called squash casserole. Read More


Great Waikiki Beer Fest provides comprehensive lineup

Sure, hanging out at a bar or visiting a new brewery is fun, but there’s something special about attending a beer festival — especially in Hawaii during the summer. Read More

By Request

Jackfruit hijacks meat’s place in main dishes

Jackfruit, a large, bumpy and intimidating piece of produce, is being touted as the next miracle food — low in calories; high in fiber, antioxidants and other good things. Read More

By the Glass

Wines from family-owned projects worth checking out

Wines from these family-owned projects, each from a different wine-growing region of the world, are worth checking out. Read More


Bubbies seeks new mochi ice cream flavor ideas

Bubbies — born in Hawaii but distributed internationally — has launched a contest to choose a new flavor, to be developed for release in stores next year. Read More

Does it Work?

Chef’n’s cherry pitter 2.0 makes less of a mess

The new Chef’n QuickPit Cherry Pitter is one of several gadgets that can be screwed onto wide-mouthed Mason jars. Read More

Electric Kitchen

Cooking ahead eases dinnertime stress

Kids are back in school, which means busy weeknights with little time for cooking. But with a little effort in the kitchen on the weekend, you can prepare dinner for the entire week. Read More

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market calendar

If you run a farmers market and want it listed here, email or send information to Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu 96813. Include time and day of market, location with street address and a phone number. Read More

Grab and Go


Santacruz Taco offers multicultural menu in Chinatown

At the Santacruz Taco Co., which opened last month on the edge of Chinatown, you can get $4 tacos with authentic items like braised beef tongue and beef cheeks, but you can also get ceviche with a Hawaiian twist, made fresh to order. Read More

Health Options

If I Can, You Can

Simmered soy milk yields silky yuba skin

Tofu skin is made by heating soy milk. As the milk heats, a layer of “skin” solidifies on top of the liquid, the same way the top of a custard or pudding develops a skin. The skin lifted from the pan can be eaten, but the product is also bunched into sticks and dried, then reconstituted before cooking. Read More

Local Moco

Use fresh mango to make delicious cheesecake

While great eaten as is, fresh mango can also make for a delicious dessert. Read More

On Tap in Hawaii

San Diego’s Modern Times beers complex, yet approachable

In the last few years, beers from more than 100 breweries have become available in the state. This month, it’s Modern Times Beer. Read More

Spirited Conversations


Pinch of salt brightens, balances range of cocktails

Salt. A simple mineral essential to life, preservation and seasoning. Read More


After 16 years of telling tales, 1 more for the road

Ever since March 1, 2001, when I walked into the newsroom of the plucky Honolulu Star-Bulletin — it was two weeks away from its launch as a newspaper separate from the Honolulu Advertiser — I have felt lucky. Read More

The Little Foodie

Tahini proves tasty beyond hummus

Recently, I made the best tahini dressing ever. It’s so good, I’m pleading with you to make a salad so that you, too, will have an excuse to devour this dressing. Read More

The Weekly Eater

Cultures converge on Monsarrat at Cafe Morey’s

More fine-tuning is likely over time, but even as is, the varied menu plus inviting dining room make Morey’s a great addition to Monsarrat Avenue. Read More


Shokudo offers Bruno Mars ticket giveaway

Shokudo Japanese Restaurant is giving away a pair of Bruno Mars tickets for the Hawaii-born superstar’s Nov. 11 performance at Aloha Stadium. Read More