Tag Archive for: eat the weeds

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Kahili Ginger Lavender Shortbread Cookies

INTRODUCTION We're grateful to Kyra Bramble, owner and chef at More Pleaze  for this recipe!  Here's what she says about these delicious cookies, "Although not a wild invasive, lavender grows well on the higher elevations of the Hawaiian…
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Wild Spring Greens in the Tropics

If you're getting a wee bit jealous of all the foragers in North America, Europe, and northern Asia who are harvesting dandelions right now, just remember that here in Hawai'i the cat's ear (Hypochaeris radicata) can be used in almost all…
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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…

Future Generations

Cadencia Photography We ask permissions from our ancestors and the ancestors of the land, but what about asking permissions from future generations? I consider my sons Zeb (here in photo) and Saelyn - asking permissions of their future children…

Solutions to Invasive Species

It’s both National Invasive Species Awareness Week and the final week of Hawai’i Invasive Species Awareness Month. The Hawaiian Legislature determined invasive species are the #1 threat to the health, economy, environment, and lifeways…
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Meet a Few Wild Plant Allies

Pompom flowers of Leucaena leucocephala Haole Koa My white pompom flowers and thornless stems, branches, and trunk help differentiate me from other legume trees. My name is Leucaena leucocephala, you can call me Haole Koa. I also go…
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Strawberry Guava Popsicles

Cadencia Photography Strawberry guava popsicles, it’s a thing! Did you know strawberry guavas are rich in phenolic compounds? Being so high in antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti microbial activity that they could be marketed as a…
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Announcing New Plant in Savage Kitchen App!

New plant to be featured in the Savage Kitchen App... Haole Koa (Leucaena leucocephala)!! Over 1 billion people around the planet have access to this abundance species, which is high in protein and beta-carotene, and who produces its edible…

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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Wild Amaranth Chimichurri – Eat Local Maui Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IG9wL5lnXnY&feature=youtu.be 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…
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Avocado Mousse – Eat Local Maui Challenge

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lphNtLPF40Y&feature=youtu.be 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…
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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…