Tag: invasivore

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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Wild Amaranth Chimichurri – Eat Local Maui Challenge

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 the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore, to strengthen our local community and food supply chains. Wild Amaranth Chimichurri Recipe: 2 cups …

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Wild Foods Road to Hana – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Want to learn about edible invasive species along the Road to Hana? Did you know inkberry (Ardisia elliptica) is edible? How about false awa (Piper auritum), with its edible flowers and leaves? What about the berries of Koster’s curse (Clidemia hirta)? Costus (Costus woodsonii) flowers? Honohono grass (Commelina diffusa)? Yellow butterfly ginger (Hedychium flavescens) flowers, …

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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 in Kona, Hawaii

Interested in what wild foods you might find in Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii? Check out this video, made by my friend Ellard Resignato of the Culinary Edge TV. We had an absolute blast walking through his neighborhood, including his favorite surf spot and identifying wild edible plants and even some limu (that’s …

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