Category: Journal

Spider Wisp (Cleome gynandra)

It’s baaaack! I’ve been seeing these plants pop up over the past month as the land drinks in the winter rains. Not to be confused with several species of Cleome spp. grown in flower gardens, the spider wisp (Cleome gynandra) is yet another example of highly nutrition wild greens and medicine considered a “weed” to …

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HolyDay Cheer

Have you tried the ginger snap cookie recipe in the Savage Kitchen app? Made with powdered butterfly ginger rhizome, this recipe is absolute perfection and great for the Holydays (or any time!). Also in the photo are snickerdoodles made with 3 adaptogenic herbs, cause get ’em how you can! Also in the photo are homemade …

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Final Day – Eat Local Maui Challenge

“We don’t need revolutionaries, we need solutionaries.” – Alixa Garcia Over 160 solutionaries stepped up to participate in the Eat Local Maui Challenge, that’s over 160 people who know that if we want to change something we have to be that change and it’s been an honor to walk alongside my fellow participants. I hope …

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Cooking Ulu over Open Fire – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Learn the technique for making fire-roasted stuffed ulu. Cooking over an open fire makes for delicious food, and we still doin’ it in 2020! Too funny, I thought today was my final day of the Eat Local Maui Challenge, but alas there’s one more day to go! This is Day 29 of 100% locally grown, raised, …

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Dyeing With Wild Indigo – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Get a peek into identifying wild indigo (Indigofera suffruticosa) and a rudimentary way of dyeing with it. Learn what a ripe Monstera deliciosa fruit looks like, and the trick to crispy cassava chips. It’s Day 28 of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. I’ve been eating 100% local foods to the Hawaiian Islands …

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How To Make Kiawe Flour – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Dedicated to collective well-being, I share how to turn kiawe (Prosopis pallida) beans into flour. This abundance species, aka invasive species, is powerfully nutritious and definitely the most popular wild food I share with others. Known as mesquite in other English-speaking places, it has a long history of use and relationship with humans around the …

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Crispy Chips and Root Beer Fiz – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Crispy cassava chips, mango, and corn-on-the-cob were major food highlights of Day 26 eating 100% local… but the wild root beer is such a WINNER!!! (See the fiz in the video below) #eattheinvasives Today’s Menu – tea :: lilikoi*, kumquat*, kefir lime*, ginger from Maui Vintage, honey from UpCountry Apiaries, butter from Naked Cow Dairy.  …

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Day 25 – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 25 of eating 100% local to the Hawaiian Islands. Today I wanted chips 😂 just give me some damn chips LOL! But no, I got this, with no cheating or quitting…coming into the home stretch.  Today’s menu – breakfast :: wild amaranth***, garlic chives*, avocado*, nasturtium*, sea lettuce***, pumpkin flowers*, zucchini from Okamura Farm, …

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Wild Root Beer – Eat Local Maui Challenge

The absolutely delicious wild fermentation of false awa (Piper auritum), into a naturally carbonated root beer, gets bottled with the addition of some wild and cultivated ingredients. It’s the 24th Day of eating 100% local foods from the Hawaiian Islands for the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Breakfast is good, but lunch is …

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