Category: Found

Found – Fun Finds – Fall 2019

We asked two of our favorite wine stores in the islands to share their preferred champagne selections for this holiday season. Here are their choices, but we’d love to hear about your favorites, too! Find us on  Instagram and  Facebook @ediblehi
Photo credit Allie Smith

SCHRAMSBERG BLANC DE NOIRS 2014

Region: North Coast, California
Cost: $47.99

Why you recommend it: Produced by the historic Schramsberg Vineyards, enjoy this world-class sparkling wine on any occasion.This versatile wine pairs well with a variety of foods.
SHOP: THE WINE GARDEN 4495 PUHI ROAD LIHUE, HI 96766

BILLIECART-SALMON BRUT BLANC DE BLANCS

Region: France
Cost: $125.00

Why we recommend it: 100% Grand Cru Chardonnay grapes go into making this delicious and dry Blanc de Blanc. This bottle should be considered along with many other higher priced wines. Great nuttiness and yeasty brioche flavors round out this crispy dry sparkler.
SHOP: KONA WINE MART 73-5613 OLOWALU STREET, SUITE 1 KAILUA-KONA, HI 96740

Found (Fun Finds Summer 2019)

THE BIG GREEN EGG

The Big Green Egg is the brand name of a kamado-style, ceramic, charcoal barbecue cooker. The Egg is a versatile cooking device capable of acting as a grill, oven, or smoker. It’s built to last and stand the test of time. Contact Greg Askew (808) 238-6565 if you’re interested in upgrading your grill game.

THEBIGGREENEGG.COM

GUAVA WOOD FARM

Ok, so you have your local meat and vegetables and are ready to barbecue. Make the right choice and BBQ over local wood. We found a company that will ship Hawaiian wood for your BBQ needs, and yes, it does matter what wood you choose to cook your food with. Online sales only at

HAWAIIGUAVA.COM

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO

SEA SALT

Salt is one of the most important spices any cook can use. 

Hawaiian Volcano Sea Salt is a seriously high-quality, 

delicious salt. It’s cold smoked and the flavor profiles 

are amazing. Best of all – they ship worldwide. 

HAWAIIANVOLCANOSEASALT.COM

MELI WRAPS – KAUA‘I

Do you see a theme here? We are supporting small businesses and young people who have started their own business. Here, two childhood friends who became moms are the brilliant minds behind Meli Wraps. Each wrap is handmade with Aloha in Ha-waii and on the mainland. They use quality natural and organic ingredients to make earth-friendly wraps as an alternative to plas-tic wrap. All Meli Wraps are made with organic cotton, beeswax, plant oils and tree resin. We found Meli Wraps on Kauai, but they are made in Hawaii and Oregon and ship worldwide.

MELIWRAPS.COM

This new department is designed to showcase some of the creative and delicious things we find as we travel across Hawai’i. We are storytellers in search of people who are bringing their innovative ideas to life, so if you have something to share, please reach out to us.
IMAGES BY BARRY FRANKEL PHOTOGRAPHY

CROPSTICKS – STATEWIDE

This company, www.cropsticks.co is on a mission to leave behind a greener environment for future generations. They focus on producing products that are environmentally friendly at full circle. From choosing materials that are sustainable for the environment to recycling used products, they are committed.  As a new com-pany, they carefully evaluate each step they take with attention toward improving the processes along the way so that, while their carbon footprint is small, their commitment to their mission re-mains big.  Made from fast-growing bamboo, which re-grows after being chopped down. CROPSTICKS.CO

This new department is designed to showcase some of the creative and delicious things we find as we travel across Hawai’i. We are storytellers in search of people who are bringing their innovative ideas to life, so if you have something to share, please reach out to us.

IMAGES BY BARRY FRANKEL PHOTOGRAPHY

WAHI BAMBOO STRAWS – STATEWIDE

This new-ish company popped up on our @Instagram feed one morning so we took a leap of faith and purchased their bamboo straws. Reasonably priced and utilizing plastic-free packaging, we have been using them ever since. Our initial purchase was a set of two bamboo straws with their own carrying bag and cleaner. But what we loved more was the story on their website – please take a moment and read their heartwarming efforts to teach their family while making one giant step to help their island home.

WAHIHAWAII.ORG

This new department is designed to showcase some of the creative and delicious things we find as we travel across Hawai’i. We are storytellers in search of people who are bringing their innovative ideas to life, so if you have something to share, please reach out to us.

IMAGES BY BARRY FRANKEL PHOTOGRAPHY

#SPORKITUP – STATEWIDE

This utensil is made of bamboo with a spoon on one end and a fork on the other. We love products that turn away from single use plastic, which we predict will become banned one day soon. We encourage you to make the change now! We first saw them being sold at a favorite lunch spot called Tin Roof. We’ve been impressed that the folks at Tin Roof stopped selling bottled water, then stopped using straws, and are now encouraging customers to buy and use a #Sporkitup as a fundraiser to support a super cool non-profit called the Maui Huliau Foundation.

Check them out MAUIHULIAUFOUNDATION.ORG/project/sporkitup/

This new department is designed to showcase some of the creative and delicious things we find as we travel across Hawai’i. We are storytellers in search of people who are bringing their innovative ideas to life, so if you have something to share, please reach out to us.

IMAGES BY BARRY FRANKEL PHOTOGRAPHY

HO FARMS SEED PACKETS – O‘AHU

We were shopping for flowers in Kaka’ako and purchased these seed packets instead. The artist’s rendering of the flowers and vegetables is beautiful. Ho Farms is a family owned and operated farm on the island of O’ahu that distributes their produce at farmers’ markets and grocery stores across the state. The seeds are from their farm and the packets represent a value added item to further support their farm income. HOFARMS.COM

This new department is designed to showcase some of the creative and delicious things we find as we travel across Hawai’i. We are storytellers in search of people who are bringing their innovative ideas to life, so if you have something to share, please reach out to us.

IMAGES BY BARRY FRANKEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Quick Bites

CREATIVE & DELICIOUS

This new department is designed to showcase some of the creative and delicious things we find as we travel across Hawai‘i. We are storytellers in search of people who are bringing their innovative ideas to life, so if you have something to share, please reach out to us!

We love the coffee from Big Island Coffee Roasters, in fact we drink it often at the office, but when we’re on the go and we need a little boost, we nibble on their new creamy coffee bar, ESPRESSO BITES. Espresso Bites looks like a chocolate bar, but is actually made with 100% Hawaiian coffee beans instead of cacao. Nibble away, or break off a square and melt in hot water, and don’t forget to share! Each bar contains 3 espresso shots.

BIGISLANDCOFFEEROASTERS.COM

Beef or venison? We say both! Thanks to products like the Kunoa Hawaiian Grown Beef Bar and Maui Nui Venison Sticks, we don’t all have to be hunters or ranchers in order to enjoy a dose of local protein. Locally sourced, natural, and shelf stable, add these jerkies to your supply of canned goods and you’ll always be prepared. We also pack a few bars and sticks when we travel so we’ve always got a healthy snack at hand, whether we’re at 30,000 feet or at sea level.

KUNOACATTLE.COM

MAUINUIVENISON.COM