Tag: foraging hawaii

Haole Koa Worldwide Foraging Contest

I am going to run a 1-week contest for who drops the most haole koa pins in the Savage Kitchen app and winners get to choose from 6 Haole-Koa-themed prizes!!!! Participants are encouraged to participate from anywhere in the world. The contest will run from Sunday, July 11 through Sunday, July 18. Prizes Whoever gets …

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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 the same ways and is available year-round.  Cat’s Ear Roots, leaves, unopened flower buds, tender stems, …

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Wild Root Beer – Eat Local Maui Challenge

The absolutely delicious wild fermentation of false awa (Piper auritum), into a naturally carbonated root beer, gets bottled with the addition of some wild and cultivated ingredients. It’s the 24th Day of eating 100% local foods from the Hawaiian Islands for the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Breakfast is good, but lunch is …

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Avocado Mousse – Eat Local Maui Challenge

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 of lunch, and dinner with an avocado mousse dessert. In the video you get an inside peek at putting ingredients together.  Breakfast :: kalo from Ho`omakua …

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Foraged Wild Greens & Sandalwood Distillation – Eat Local Maui Challenge

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 of Hawaiian sandalwood. breakfast :: feijoa ***, coconut milk smoothie. Ali’i mushrooms, butter. Cucumber, purslane (Portulaca oleracea)***, radicchio, Maui onion, elephant garlic, Haleakalā Creamery goat skyr, …

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Cassava Harvesting and Processing – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 5 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. Trying out a new recipe using cassava harvested in the garden. breakfast :: coconut meat, banana*, feijoa***, bele*, wild amaranth***, vanilla extract (moonshine made from honey mead + vanilla bean). lunch :: cassava*, salt, coconut milk, coconut oil. Romaine lettuce, radicchio, …

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Opening and Processing Coconuts – Eat Local Maui Challenge

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 is made into 2 dishes, a soup and sauteed strips. The versatile coconut is a fundamental part of eating locally in Hawai’i. breakfast :: pork …

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Foraging Slippery Jack Mushrooms On Maui – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Yesterday was the first day of the Eat Local Maui challenge and I did some foraging with my 2 sons. My local food game is strong, and I’m going 100% local foods for the month. Everyone is encouraged to join along on the challenge no matter where you are at! Doesn’t do our local farmers …

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WorldWild Podcast Interview

worldwild podcast with sunny savage

What a delight to be in conversation with Miles Irving of the WorldWild Podcast! Take a listen (skip to minute 6 to start of our conversation) as we discuss invasive species, the uniqueness of Hawaii’s biodiversity, and our wild future ahead. Miles is the founder/owner of Forager, a phenomenal company that started selling wild vegetables …

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Java Plum Takes Center Stage

Our third week open Java Plum took the stage. Fresh & herb-infused beet, dried star fruit slices, wildcrafted powdered aweoweo (Chenopodium oahuense) kraut spice, java plum (Syzygium cumini) seed vinaigrette photographed above. Flaky Java Plum Puff. The flavors of local oranges, cinnamon and cardamom organically grown on Hawaii Island, and star anise rise up with …

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