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July 13, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Wednesday night viewers can tune into a reality show about an outspoken, controversial, influential mother who lives in one of the country's noncontiguous states, has a complicated relationship with the media and regularly brandishes firearms. Only this time it's not a former vice presidential nominee, it's Roseanne Barr, who returns to television on Lifetime's "Roseanne's Nuts. " But from the opening scene, in which Barr and her partner, Johnny Argent, hunt the wild pigs that plague the comedian's macadamia farm on the Big Island of Hawaii, the show more than occasionally plays like a satire of "Sarah Palin's Alaska.
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January 18, 2013 | By David Karp
FALLBROOK - Jim Russell's macadamia orchard looks like a park, 3 acres of holly-like evergreens growing above closely cropped grass. A casual observer would never suspect that it represents a relic of a bygone boom, a source of uniquely delicious nuts and one man's triumph over paralysis. Macadamias are native to eastern Australia, where there are two edible species: integrifolia in warmer areas and tetraphylla in cooler. The kind brought to Hawaii in 1881, and first commercialized there, was integrifolia , which proved most productive and suitable for roasting.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
As he has every December for the last half century, Harley Thronson of Long Beach received a six-pack in the mail from Dick Hamilton. It's Hamilton's way of thanking Thronson, whose PT boat rescued Hamilton and his shipwrecked crew from an island held by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Hamilton went on to become a professor of horticulture at the University of Hawaii, where he gained renown as an expert on the harvesting of macadamia nuts.
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December 15, 2011
Cinnamon bumuelos with maple-macadamia, chocolate and peanut butter dipping sauces Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes Servings: Makes 1 to 1½ dozen bumuelos, depending on the size. Note: Although the sauces are quick to make, you may want to prepare them up to two days in advance and store covered in the refrigerator. Heat gently before using. Maple-macadamia sauce 1 cup macadamia nuts 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water, divided 5 tablespoons maple syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon tapioca flour, cornstarch or arrowroot 1. Grind the nuts as finely as possible in a small blender or food processor.
BUSINESS
January 16, 1985 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Morrow's Nut House has been blessed in recent years with a string of promotional schemes that even high-powered public relations firms only dream about. Last year, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Houston food selection division adopted one of the company's mixtures of nuts and dried fruit as a dietary supplement for space shuttle astronauts. Soon after, Morrow's changed the name of the product from Queensland Mix to Shuttle Mix and copyrighted the name.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1988 | TOM FURLONG, Times Staff Writer
In this city's modern downtown are three macadamia nut trees growing right outside the front door of the quaint two-story building of a 162-year-old company known as C. Brewer & Co. Though these trees haven't produced any nuts, for unexplained reasons, they do symbolize one of C. Brewer's principal reasons for being: It's the world's leading producer of the macadamia nut products with which the island tourist state of Hawaii is so closely identified.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2006 | Karin Stanton, The Associated Press
Another bumper macadamia nut crop is expected this year, but Big Island farmers' biggest problem may be finding someone to buy Hawaii's signature nuts. With only a handful of processors on the island and one of the biggest temporarily out of the market, hundreds of independent farmers are concerned. They produced 56 million pounds last year, and many appear to be on track for a good crop this year too.
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October 30, 1986 | JOAN DRAKE, Times Staff Writer
Question: Help. How do you treat macadamia nuts before you can crack them open? We have this beautiful tree and lots of nuts. Answer: Tom Cooper of Rancho Nuez Nursery was kind enough to furnish the following information compiled by the California Macadamia Society: Macadamia nuts should be allowed to drop from the tree naturally. Gather the nuts at least once a week and remove the husks with the aid of a large pair of pliers.
HEALTH
June 11, 2001 | SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR
Have you noticed that when you buy a can of fancy mixed nuts, the label invariably proclaims "less than 10% peanuts"? This is not because there's something wrong with peanuts. Quite the opposite, in fact. What you're seeing is truth in labeling, because in the social hierarchy of nuts, peanuts are the poor relations.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Wednesday night viewers can tune into a reality show about an outspoken, controversial, influential mother who lives in one of the country's noncontiguous states, has a complicated relationship with the media and regularly brandishes firearms. Only this time it's not a former vice presidential nominee, it's Roseanne Barr, who returns to television on Lifetime's "Roseanne's Nuts. " But from the opening scene, in which Barr and her partner, Johnny Argent, hunt the wild pigs that plague the comedian's macadamia farm on the Big Island of Hawaii, the show more than occasionally plays like a satire of "Sarah Palin's Alaska.
FOOD
April 14, 2011 | By Phyllis Glazer, Special to the Los Angeles Times
I've always loved Passover, ever since I was a little girl. Long before I understood it as the Festival of Freedom that celebrates the ancient Israelites' exodus from slavery in Egypt, to me it was the holiday of difference. Indeed, it was — and still is — a time to join together for a ritual meal called a Seder, at which we ask ourselves: "Why is this night different from all other nights?" One answer could be: because everything tastes like matzo. But that doesn't have to be true.
TRAVEL
April 18, 2010 | By Jay Jones
The TV commercial for an insurance company — the one in which a gecko is seen putting a dollar bill that's bigger than it is into a vending machine for a bag of chips — is certainly memorable. But it's also implausible. Anyone who truly knows the little lizards realizes they'll take a sweet treat over a salty one (like chips) every time. Just ask Bob and Pam Cooper. The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory in Kailua-Kona (Big Island) offers tours Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $10 for adults.
BUSINESS
August 28, 2006 | Karin Stanton, The Associated Press
Another bumper macadamia nut crop is expected this year, but Big Island farmers' biggest problem may be finding someone to buy Hawaii's signature nuts. With only a handful of processors on the island and one of the biggest temporarily out of the market, hundreds of independent farmers are concerned. They produced 56 million pounds last year, and many appear to be on track for a good crop this year too.
BUSINESS
December 17, 2004 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
Irvine-based Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. was gobbled up Thursday by Hershey Foods Corp., which paid $130 million to purchase the world's leading seller of the exotic nut from buyout firm Shansby Group. San Francisco-based Shansby, which bought Mauna Loa for $40 million in September 2000, increased sales by an average of 30% a year since taking over the company, said partner Chuck Esserman. In the fiscal year ended June 30, Mauna Loa's sales reached $80 million.
HEALTH
June 11, 2001 | SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR
Have you noticed that when you buy a can of fancy mixed nuts, the label invariably proclaims "less than 10% peanuts"? This is not because there's something wrong with peanuts. Quite the opposite, in fact. What you're seeing is truth in labeling, because in the social hierarchy of nuts, peanuts are the poor relations.
FOOD
May 8, 1986 | ROSE DOSTI, Times Staff Writer
Dear SOS: To conclude a delicious dinner at Spago one night, we ordered dessert. A wise choice was the macadamia nut tart. It was outstanding. I called the restaurant, and Beatrice Keech, the pastry chef, was generous in sharing her recipe. I have prepared it at least five times since receiving the recipe, and each time it receives the same enthusiasm and raves as when we had it. --JUDY Dear Judy: This is the sort of switch we rarely succumb to, but in this case we melt gladly.
MAGAZINE
June 7, 1998 | Mary Melton
As the ornately scripted Thrifty Drug Store signs we've known since 1929 are rapidly replaced by those of their pharmaceutical usurper, Rite Aid, a frightening question emerges: What does this mean for Thrifty Ice Cream? No Southern California childhood summer--no adulthood summer, for that matter--truly qualified as summer until the first blisteringly hot-day treat of a 10-cent Thrifty mint chocolate chip and rocky road double scoop.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2000 | STEVE HARVEY
As he has every December for the last half century, Harley Thronson of Long Beach received a six-pack in the mail from Dick Hamilton. It's Hamilton's way of thanking Thronson, whose PT boat rescued Hamilton and his shipwrecked crew from an island held by Japanese soldiers during World War II. Hamilton went on to become a professor of horticulture at the University of Hawaii, where he gained renown as an expert on the harvesting of macadamia nuts.
BUSINESS
May 1, 2000 | From Associated Press
The world's largest grower of macadamia nuts has changed hands. Campbell Soup Co. said Friday that it has sold MacFarms of Hawaii to Blue Diamond Growers, a cooperative owned by California nut producers, for an undisclosed price. The sale includes 3,900 acres of macadamia orchards and a processing plant in South Kona on the island of Hawaii. MacFarms also buys nuts from 600 independent growers.
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