Category: Journal

Wild Amaranth Chimichurri – Eat Local Maui Challenge

A montage of wild amaranth helps you see the many sizes and shapes this plant can take. This was Day 23 of eating 100% local foods from the Hawaiian Islands. Part of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore, to strengthen our local community and food supply chains. Wild Amaranth Chimichurri Recipe: 2 cups …

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Day 22 – Eat Local Maui Challenge

100% local for Day 22 of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Brunch & Dinner :: Achiote oil made with annatto seeds*** and Olinda Orchards olive oil, kalo from Ho’omakua Farms, carrots from Pono Grown Farm Center, chicken from Toohey’s, onion from Okoa Farms, garlic from Kupa’a Farms, tomatoes from Maria at UpCountry …

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Wild Foods Road to Hana – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Want to learn about edible invasive species along the Road to Hana? Did you know inkberry (Ardisia elliptica) is edible? How about false awa (Piper auritum), with its edible flowers and leaves? What about the berries of Koster’s curse (Clidemia hirta)? Costus (Costus woodsonii) flowers? Honohono grass (Commelina diffusa)? Yellow butterfly ginger (Hedychium flavescens) flowers, …

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Avocado Mousse – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 20 of eating 100% locally grown foods to the Hawaiian Islands as part of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Had a nice big breakfast, snacky kind of lunch, and dinner with an avocado mousse dessert. In the video you get an inside peek at putting ingredients together.  Breakfast :: kalo from Ho`omakua …

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Dyeing with Turmeric – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 19 of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Day after the election has everyone on edge, with not much chance of any final count for some time. I decided turmeric was in order, and stuck with the theme all day drinking the juice and dyeing 2 shirts with it. 100% local anti-inflammatory! …

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Eating Flowers – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Eating flowers was my Election Day therapy for Day 18 of eating 💯 locally grown, raised, and foraged foods from the Hawaiian Islands. breakfast :: poi made with Ho’omakua Farms kalo, persimmon gifted from Protea Gardens of Maui, lilikoi*, roasted kukui***, roasted mac nut from Waihe’e Mac Nut Plantation, coco cream, blue plumbago flowers*, red …

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Day 17 – Eat Local Maui Challenge

100% local for my 17th Day straight of the Eat Local Maui Challenge at Project Locavore. Today’s feasting included :: Ho’omakua kalo made into poi, persimmon gifted from Protea Gardens of Maui, lilikoi*, roasted kukui nut***, toasted macadamia nut from Waihe’e Macnut Plantation, bee pollen from guy up at the top of UpCountry Farmers Market, …

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Day 16 – Eat Local Maui Challenge

No videos today, must rest, but daaaang this dish is sooooo ono!!! 100% local. The Eat Local Maui Challenge through Project Locavore is over half way through now. Got some big fat zucchini from the UpCountry Farmers Market (don’t know name of farmer) which were salted in Hawaiian Volcano Sea Salt and water and soaked, then …

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Happy Halloween – Eat Local Maui Challenge

One of my absolute favorite times of year! These times of celebration can be challenging when trying to eat 100% local, as potluck and family traditions abound. But, I slogged my way through, and not half badly when chocolate and caramels are involved.  tea :: blue butterfly pea flowers gifted from Wailuku Farms, lemon from my …

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Cooking Pine Bark with Pumpkin Soup – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Ever wondered how to eat the inner bark of Monterey pine (Pinus radiata)? Watch to see it prepared in a pumpkin soup. This is Day 14 of eating 100% locally grown, raised, and foraged foods from the Hawaiian Islands for the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. I made banana bread earlier in the …

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