Harvesting and Processing Aloe Vera – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 7 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. This video highlights harvesting aloe vera and processing it up to eat. breakfast :: eggs, coconut milk, bacon, zucchini, poblano peppers, purslane (Portulaca oleraceae)***, wild amaranth***, mallow (Malva neglecta)***, Spanish needles (Bidens pilosa)***, elephant garlic, olive oil, thyme*, rosemary*, parsley*, salt, …

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Java Plum Harvest and Juice – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 6 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. This video highlights harvesting a couple of wild greens and wildcrafting Java plums that are turned into juice. tea :: tulsi* brunch :: poblano peppers, cassava*, coconut milk, basil*, purslane (Portulaca oleraceae)***, wild amaranth***, sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)***, elephant garlic, olive …

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Cassava Harvesting and Processing – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 5 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. Trying out a new recipe using cassava harvested in the garden. breakfast :: coconut meat, banana*, feijoa***, bele*, wild amaranth***, vanilla extract (moonshine made from honey mead + vanilla bean). lunch :: cassava*, salt, coconut milk, coconut oil. Romaine lettuce, radicchio, …

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LOAM Podcast Interview

Have a listen HERE to my recent interview for Loam Listen, a podcast sprung from conversations in the Loam Publication by founder Kate Weiner and editor and Maui-born Kailea Frederickson. “I feel like I’ve been learning a lot about learning to carry more than one story at a time, and how there’s this need to …

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Chinese Violet Chips

One of the most common wild food plants available throughout the Hawaiian Islands is Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica), a common herb growing mostly in lower elevation windward locations, but who can also be found in shady areas on leeward sides. Depending on how much water the plant gets, the greens are an easily found wild …

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