Tag Archive for: asystasia gangetica

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Chinese Violet Spanakopita

INTRODUCTION Crispy, flaky, buttery phyllo dough always seems to be a crowd pleaser. These are special occasion feast food at my house, due to the time they take to make, but always so loved and appreciated. The mild flavor of Chinese violet…
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Chinese Violet Artichoke Dip

INTRODUCTION This is a great party dip that is so easy to make. With the mild spinach-like flavor of Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica), this is a great introductory dish for people who might be hesitant to try eating wild foods. It doesn't…
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Chinese Violet (Asystasia gangetica) Edible Greens

Boiled Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica) greens. Photo by Sunny Savage Tolerating moist conditions and a variety of soil types, Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica) is an almost vine-like weed ubiquitous to both wild spaces and gardens…
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Moringa Powder & Processing Cassava Root – Eat Local Maui Challenge

EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge was held from September 12-18  Day 2 Breakfast Eggs (gifted - I am seriously realizing how much food is gifted and traded, phenomenal to let the strength of that really sink in), Chinese…
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Cycles Above and Below

Happy Full Moon! Here in Hawai'i nei this is the night of one of our fullest moons, Hoku (hōkū also meaning "star") with Mahina (moon) rising at sunset and setting at sunrise. According to the ancient Hawaiian Lunar Calendar it is an…

February – Hawaiian Invasive Species Awareness Month

It’s Hawai’i Invasive Species Awareness Month! As we journey through the month I will be sharing stories about my relationships with “abundance species”, a journey of staying informed of their impacts within our ecosystems while never…
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Final Day – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Photo by Cadence Feely "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…
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Cooking Ulu over Open Fire – Eat Local Maui Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwjSHjbgocU&feature=youtu.be 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…
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Foraged Wild Greens & Sandalwood Distillation – Eat Local Maui Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1S9Vib_iSs&feature=youtu.be Day 8 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. This video highlights harvesting wild greens, Day of the Dead ofrenda, and includes a distillation…
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Opening and Processing Coconuts – Eat Local Maui Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psXsn45g_yg&feature=youtu.be Start Day 3 of the Eat Local Maui Challenge foraging wild Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica) greens, then learn how to open coconuts and get the rubber meat out. The coconut…
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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…