Eating these firecracker-like flower parts of shell ginger (Alpinia zerumbet) is an enjoyable explosion of color. Eat the labella, pulling away the whitish-pink perianths, when navigating this harvest. Hawaiian colors!
The kiawe (Prosopis pallida) harvest on Maui continues to be phenomenal. We now have the remnants of Hurricane Barbara heading this way as a tropical storm. We are all going to welcome the rain, but it does dampen the kiawe harvest. Get out this weekend before they all get drenched and the mold sets in.