Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1969 | Volume II, Issue VI
Cooking and sharing good food with friends, family, even strangers, is a special form of love. This has always been true for me, since realizing that I could making people happy through food – first cooking, then writing about it.
Peanut blossom cookies first gained notoriety at the 1957 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Theyre simply a peanut butter cookie topped with a Hersheys Kiss. We started with the original recipe and made tweaks to it with the goal of achieving a more robust peanut flavor.
Love lingers in the air this week as we raise a glass to Valentines Day. Im thankful to work with my sweetheart, hosting a podcast and speaking engagements on wine and film with my husband, film critic, Gary Cogill. Likewise, dozens of winemakers produce stellar selections side by side with their one and only. Here are a few favorites, all available on Hawaii Island or through the winery website.
For nearly three years, Waimea Middle School students and the Mala’ai School Garden staff have been researching, planting, cultivating, sourcing, creating recipes, taste-testing and learning to process locally grown foods as part of their garden classes to help provision the next sail of the Makali’i voyaging canoe to the northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
Kris asks: I am surprised at the number of weeks we have gone without rain. What advice can you offer to gardeners in the middle of this long dry spell?