Friday, May 6, 2011

5/9 Joe Washington Helps Us Spruce Up for Summer, Actress Molly Quinn & Director Diane Namm, Maui Onion Festival!

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Joe Washington, Emmy-winning Original Host of HGTV’s Groundbreakers, Tells Us How to Tidy Up Our Yards for Summer!

Warmer days and shorter nights mean it’s time to get out garden tools, tidy up the yard and prepare your home for spring and summer use. In fact, creating a beautiful and comfortable outdoor living space has become a national obsession and a billion dollar industry, according to Joe Washington, best known as the Emmy-winning original host of HGTV’s Groundbreakers.

Today, just in time to kick off the spring entertaining season, Joe is here to tell us about some affordable ideas to create or rejuvenate our backyard oasis, outdoor living rooms or outdoor kitchens. Washington will be live outside a home where spring is busting out; plus, he will tell us how to keep it natural and get ready for an enjoyable spring and summer!

Actress Molly Quinn & Director Diane Namm Tell Us About Their Movie, The Sacrifice!

You probably know teen actor Molly Quinn who plays Alexis Castle from the ABC hit TV show “Castle”, but do you know about her new project in which she stars as a homeless teen on the run?

Four years ago, Molly worked with director Diane Namm on the international, award-winning short film “The Sacrifice”, about a fugitive teen girl who is pursued by the polygamist cult she escapes, persecuted by the government who needs a witness and wanted by the pimps who conned her into seeking refuge with them. (Click here for the trailer: Now, after “The Sacrifice” won awards worldwide at festivals in Monaco, Ireland and the USA, Molly and Diane are starting to work together again with “Finding Hope”, a sequel.

What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

Michael Horn is Broadcasting LIVE and the 22nd Annual Maui Onion Festival!

Chef Kevin at the Hyatt

Also picking up a glass onion trophy was chef Kevin Boyle of Umalu at the Hyatt Regency Maui in Kaanapali, who won the Maui Onion Challenge for best Maui onion appetizer of the eight eateries involved in the contest, whose winner was determined by votes from restaurant patrons. His winning dish was Carmelized Maui Onion Flatbread with Surfing Goat Dairy Chevre and Port Belly Lardon.

James McDonald from Farm to Table Cuisine Pacific'O

Contemporary Pacific Cuisine oO Farm - Last years winner of the Maui Onion Festival. Voted best chef in The Maui News reader poll. James Beard nominee. Only Maui restaurant to garner Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award.

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