Tag: forage hawaii

Haole Koa Recipe Development

We’ve been busy in the Savage Kitchen creating all kinds of recipes – both innovative and traditional – for the upcoming App update on July 6th!! Here’s a sneak peek… Traditional Tempeh Haole koa tempeh, known as tempe lamtoro or tempe mlandingan, is the third most popular tempeh in Central Java, Indonesia. This photo shows …

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Haole Koa Hui

The Haole Koa Hui formed during the past month, with weekly foraging and processing of Leucaena leucocephala, in preparation for the addition of Haole Koa in the Savage Kitchen App coming to July!! It takes moments to forage something, but hours to process in quantity. This work, of reclaiming responsibility for feeding ourselves, is so …

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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 excellent time for planting, especially banana and root vegetables. “Mahina rises with the …

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Citizen Science for All Ages

What is citizen science? According to National Geographic, “Citizen science is the practice of public participation and collaboration in scientific research to increase scientific knowledge. […] New networks and communities of interested citizen scientists are created each day to learn more about the world and how we can contribute to understanding it.” It’s fun to be …

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Future Generations

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 and others who will live on this beautiful planet. “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; …

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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 of people n Hawai’i. So let’s talk solutions! Foraging has become trendy, it’s tapping into the collective unconscious desire for people …

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Strawberry Guava Popsicles

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 “functional food” commercially. When we forage Strawberry Guava, we know we need to them within 24 hours or risk losing some of …

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Spider Wisp (Cleome gynandra)

It’s baaaack! I’ve been seeing these plants pop up over the past month as the land drinks in the winter rains. Not to be confused with several species of Cleome spp. grown in flower gardens, the spider wisp (Cleome gynandra) is yet another example of highly nutrition wild greens and medicine considered a “weed” to …

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HolyDay Cheer

Have you tried the ginger snap cookie recipe in the Savage Kitchen app? Made with powdered butterfly ginger rhizome, this recipe is absolute perfection and great for the Holydays (or any time!). Also in the photo are snickerdoodles made with 3 adaptogenic herbs, cause get ’em how you can! Also in the photo are homemade …

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Crispy Chips and Root Beer Fiz – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Crispy cassava chips, mango, and corn-on-the-cob were major food highlights of Day 26 eating 100% local… but the wild root beer is such a WINNER!!! (See the fiz in the video below) #eattheinvasives Today’s Menu – tea :: lilikoi*, kumquat*, kefir lime*, ginger from Maui Vintage, honey from UpCountry Apiaries, butter from Naked Cow Dairy.  …

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