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Fried Cereus Flower & Pa’i’ai Pizza – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Final day of the EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge (held from September 12-18) Day 7 Breakfast Coffee from Kupa`a Farms. Foraged Strawberry Guava Juice* Foraged cereus flower stuffed with venison/pork sausage (traded for foraged kiawe beans), Maui onion, celery and carrots and thyme from Oko`a Farms, black pepper from Oko`a Farms, foraged ‘pink peppercorns’ of Schinus …

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100% Local Snacks & Cocktails – Eat Local Maui Challenge

EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge was held from September 12-18 Day 6 Feel like I’ve been snacking all day 😛 Snacks Foraged `akulikuli (sea purslane), mango from Kupa`a Farms, jalapeño from Kumu Farms inspired by Poppy Hudson’s recent recipe, and of course now I want to do the cereus flower dish she just posted! Haleakalā Creamery …

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Moringa Pods – Eat Local Maui Challenge

EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge was held from September 12-18 Day 5 Lunch Zucchini noodles with pesto (basil, olive oil, macadamia nuts, salt), sliced cherry tomatoes, ali`i mushrooms with thyme, goat cheese, black pepper and pink pepper. Moringa for Dinner Um, new favorite vegetable… moringa pods! Why did I write these off before? Soup made with …

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100% Local Crackers – Eat Local Maui Challenge

EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge was held from September 12-18 Day 4 Breakfast Made poi from the pa`i`ai, topped with gifted banana, gifted pomegranate, fig from garden, kumquat from garden, starfruit from garden, mango from Kupa`a, pineapple from Maui Gold, and the black olive looking things are foraged Java plums* that I cured in a honey/vinegar …

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Cassava Brunch & Pumpkin Soup – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Ok, halfway through this challenge! EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge was held from September 12-18 Day 3 Brunch Cassava from my garden, boiled and then baked in Olinda Orchard olive oil with lots of garlic powder from Kupa`a Farms, rosemary from my garden, thyme from Oko’a Farms, Greenwell Farms black pepper, and foraged ‘pink peppercorns’ (Schinus …

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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 violet greens (foraged), edible hibiscus greens and cranberry hibiscus greens from my garden, preserved lemons from my …

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Pa’i’ai Taro Waffles – Eat Local Maui Challenge

The EAT LOCAL MAUI Challenge was held from September 12-18 this year and damn did we rock it! I only ate foods that were foraged/grown/raised in Hawai’i… 100% baby! So many people really stepped up to the Challenge this time around and it was incredible to be inspired by and build community with others who see the value …

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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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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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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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