iced kiawe mesquite tea

How to Make Kiawe Tea

Want a healthy recipe to make with freshly harvested kiawe (Prosopis pallida) beans? Watch the video to see how to capture this naturally sweet goodness. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_WA8Ydd78 Kiawe tea is delicious hot, cold, or…

KIAWE season is HERE NOW!!!

Which one is kiawe?A. kiawe (Prosopis pallida)B. haole koa (Leucaena leucocephala)Jumping up and down over here! Yup, me along with all of those in the know. Have you had a kiawe craving? On a magical night in Wailea, 5 days ago to be exact,…
False awa (Piper auritum) wild yeast starter

Hoja Santa (Piper auritum) Wild Yeast Starter

Do you love fizzy drinks? Looking for a 100% local wild yeast to kickstart your fermentation for wild sodas? False awa (Piper auritum), also called hoja santa, is an incredible new discovery in my wild kitchen. This crazy invasive provides…
how not to kill yourself foraging free guide

How Not to Kill Yourself Foraging

Release of FREE Guide on Plant IdentificationAloha,Today is the release of an offering I've been so excited to share. A great compliment to my book Wild Food Plants of Hawai'i, this project gave me the opportunity to provide more detailed information…

UpCountry in Bloom Theme @ Makawao Third Friday

Join Savage Kitchen for a feast of wild edible flowers!

Kahili Ginger Cooking Classes

I'll be doing 2 wild food cooking classes this week! Join me in Wailuku, either on Thursday from 6-8pm or Saturday from 3-5 for a glimpse into preparing kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum) gari pickle. If you love sushi ginger, you're going…

This Is What Local Food Looks Like

  We ran some fabulous dishes during the Hawaii Local Food Challenge! Everything 100% local ingredients from the Hawaiian Islands. Be sure to check out our location, by scrolling to the top of our website.  

Happy Spring Equinox

Dear Sun, may you feast upon the riotous beauty of this experimental earth lab. I made this mandala/living altar as the sun rose on the spring equinox...and then it hid for the rest of the day. May we remember to celebrate the earth, the cycles,…

Hawaii Local Food Challenge

Pledge to eat as many foods as you can that has been grown in Hawaiʻi for the coming week. Use the hashtag #hiLocalFoodChallenge and join the conversation on Facebook here.

Maui is Full of Locavores!

Thanks Luxury Retreats Magazine for the mention in this months issue Click here to see the article, in which locavores rejoice in Maui's food scene. Come foraging with me!

Wild Weekend Workshop :: February 10 & 11

I don't know if you've heard, but recycling isn't going to cut it. Paradigm shifting new ways of existing in our day to day reality are needed to adapt to the coming changes. Creating culture around invasives is a way to rise up and meet our…

Cooking Demo at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Mall

Join me at the Queen Kaahumanu Center Mall this Friday! I'll be on the main stage from 6:30-7:30pm making 2 recipes with haole koa (Leucaena leucocephala) seeds. For more info about this event, which partners with the Blue Zones Project, check…