Tasting Kauai Part Two – Farm To Table Kauai Eats

Tasting Kauai Part Two – Farm To Table Kauai eats. A look at all the food stops on our Tasting Kauai tour as well as a little about the mastermind behind these tours, Marta Lane. Thanks Tasting Kauai for sponsoring this post. I received a complimentary tour and no other compensation. 

Marta Lane is an amazing person. What she has done and is doing for the local Kauai food scene is so incredible. Marta Lane is a freelance writer specializing in Hawaiian food and farming on the island of Kauai. She has contributed to many publications such as Hana Hou! magazine, Edible Hawaiian Islands magazine, HILuxury magazine and  her columns “Tastes of Kauai” and “On The Farm” ran every week in MidWeek Kauai and The Garden Island Newspapers from 2010 to 2014. She founded Tasting Kauai in 2012 as her official tasting food tours business because she wanted people to experience Kauai’s culture through food in a much more personal setting. Tasting Kauai guides small groups of adventurous eaters to local farms, hot spots including higher end farm to table restaurants, and food trucks. The tours provide a look at how the farm to table industry is thriving in Hawaii while getting a chance to speak to some of Kauai’s best chefs, business owners and farmers. You leave the tour with an entirely different perspective of food on Kauai and greater sense of respect for the Hawaiian culture. Marta shares the Aloha Spirit through her tours. And I was so incredibly grateful to be able to go on one. Marta also has a full-color restaurant guide book and a Tasting Kauai app. Her book and app were recently updated and the tours were updated as well. Her tours range from meeting at a farmers market to learn all about the different fruits and vegetables grown on Kauai, meet local farmers and sample the produce. Other tours are more extensive with different farms and or restaurant stops. The one I went on, Royal Coconut Coast Tour, included the tour of Kealia Farms that I covered in part one of this series, as well as several food trucks, a bakery and a higher end farm to table restaurant. It was an incredible sampling of Kauai eats and our tour guide, Michelle Lemay was so much fun.

Tasting Kauai Part Two - Farm To Table Kauai Eats


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Boozy Coconut Cream Pie and a look at Pie Fights in Cinema History

I have always wanted to be in a pie fight. I think that it would be hysterical fun, albeit quite messy. Very messy. But worth it. So I made a pie, a boozy coconut cream pie to go along with this post where I give a brief history of the pie in the face gag and pie fights in cinema and film, including some of my favorite pie fight movie scenes.

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I have been a huge fan of slapstick comedy since I was a kid. The Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Charlie Chaplin, The Marx Brothers, Benny Hill, Jerry Lewis, Jack Lemmon, Lucille Ball, Peter Sellers, Gene Wilder, Jim Carrey, Rowan Atkinson. To name a few. They have made me laugh hysterically since I was a child. And still do as an adult. When I was on Twitter the other night I saw one of my friends tweeting about one of my all time favorite movies, The Marx Brother’s “A Night at The Opera” with the tag #SlapstickFall. I was intrigued. Turns out it is a free online college course, Presented by TCM ( Turner Classic Movies) “Painfully Funny:Exploring Slapstick in the Movies in partnership with Ball State University.  This course is dedicated to 56 slapstick films spanning 90 years. We have discussions, watch videos analyzing gags from many of the films over the years and even have quizzes! Its only week three and I have already learned a tremendous amount about slapstick and watched movies I had never seen before. The course is free, you can still register for it and TCM ( Turner Classic Movies) has all the movies playing live (East coast and West coast times) in their OUCH! A Salute To Slapstick Film festival every Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings starting at 8pm Eastern time.  They also have all the movies in their on demand archives online to watch free for a month after they air. Plenty of time to catch up on the ones you missed, and join in on the next ones shown live.

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Movies such as Hips, Hips Hooray starring Dorothy Lee, Thelma Todd, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woosley. The Pip from Pittsburg starring Charley Chase and Thelma Todd, Mon Oncle starring Jaques Tati have all been first time viewings for me during this course. All so hysterical, some of these are shorts, The Pip from Pittsburg being one, which even though it is only 20 minutes long it is clever and funny and full of fun gags. Many of the films we are watching and discussing are ones I have seen many times and can recite lines. Marx Brother’s “Night at The Opera”, W.C Fields ” The Bank Dick”, “The Great Race”, ” It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World”, “Young Frankenstein”, “Abbott and Costello meet Frankenstein”, Peter Sellers ” A Shot In the Dark” and more.

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Hawaiian Mango Bread

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Mango bread has taken the place of banana bread in our house, hearts and stomachs ever since we had in it Maui a couple years ago and again in Kauai this past summer. Made with Chosen Foods Avocado oil to keep it extra moist and delicious. I am a Chosen Foods ambassador and received Avocado […]


High Protein Banana Colada Smoothie

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High Protein Banana Colada Smoothie is a great way to start off your school day with vitamins, minerals, protein, fiber and healthy fats. This post is sponsored by Nutribullet on behalf of their Nutribullet University program. They sent me a Nutribullet to try out the new Nutribullet University Pro as well as one to give […]


Tasting Kauai Part One – Kealia Farm Tour

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Kealia Farm is one of Kauai’s thriving Taro Farms located on the East Side of Kauai across from Kealia beach. We visited the farm on our first stop of our Tasting Kauai food tour, the “coconut coast tour”. This post is sponsored by Tasting Kauai.  On our recent vacation to Kauai one of the days […]


Chocolate Drizzled Fresh Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Sea Salt

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Dark Chocolate Drizzled Fresh Pineapple with Toasted Coconut and Sea Salt. I don’t think these need any more explanation other than the title, and YUM. My friend Liz of the blog, Floating Kitchen, posted the other day how she is rebelling against the early onslaught of pumpkin that we are already starting to see online. […]


Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade

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Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade is my go-to drink to stay cool all summer long and what perfect day to share than none other but National Watermelon Day!! We are bona-fide watermelon addicts in my house. Especially my 6 year old. She can’t get enough. I think if I let her she would eat an entire watermelon […]


Hummingbird Pancakes

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Hummingbird Pancakes are a fun breakfast twist on the southern classic cake. Spiced pecan pancakes layered with pineapple, coconut, bananas and cream cheese whipped cream. Delicious! This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market on behalf of their blog, Discover. We are back from Hawaii and it was amazing like it always is. I have […]


Grilled Pork Chops with Grilled Chile Lime Corn

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Grilled Pork Chops are a summer staple at our house so is grilled corn. We look forward to when we get to have fresh corn on the cob during summer and our favorite way to prepare them is to grill and season with chile lime salt and butter. I also got to try out Grill […]


Mermaid Smoothie (Banana-Mango-Pineapple-Spirulina-Smoothie)

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My Mermaid Smoothie is full of vitamins, minerals, super-healthy spirulina, (blue green algae) and several tropical fruits to give you a boost of nutrition to start your day. This delicious smoothie recipe is sponsored by Wolf Gourmet. Why did I call it a Mermaid Smoothie? Because its blue, green and yellow layers look like the […]


Lavender Passion Fruit Vodka Lemonade

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Lavender Passion Fruit Vodka Lemonade is a refreshing and tart summertime cocktail. Sweetened with a vanilla lavender simple syrup this Hawaiian cocktail creation is sure to slip your mind into a daydream about a tropical vacation with every sip. Even if only for a brief few moments of your day.  My husband has been pushing […]


Grilled Mixed Seafood Kabobs and Old Bay Sweet Potato Wedge Fries

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Summertime and the grilling is easy… oh so cheesy but it is summer time so that means grill all the foods!! This Grilled Mixed Seafood Kabobs with Old Bay Sweet Potato Wedge Fries recipe is sponsored by World Market on behalf of the blog, Discover.    Living in Las Vegas we tend to use the […]