Tag: java plum

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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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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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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Love your Wild

Some people put a feather in their cap, but me a Java Plum leaf. Why? Because these invasive habitat-modifying trees are here, especially in our riparian environments. I pick and eat as many of the fruits as I possibly can, preventing further seed dispersal, and use the leaves to flavor my water and control blood …

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Final Day – Eat Local Maui Challenge

“We don’t need revolutionaries, we need solutionaries.” – Alixa Garcia Over 160 solutionaries stepped up to participate in the Eat Local Maui Challenge, that’s over 160 people who know that if we want to change something we have to be that change and it’s been an honor to walk alongside my fellow participants. I hope …

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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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Happy Halloween – Eat Local Maui Challenge

One of my absolute favorite times of year! These times of celebration can be challenging when trying to eat 100% local, as potluck and family traditions abound. But, I slogged my way through, and not half badly when chocolate and caramels are involved.  tea :: blue butterfly pea flowers gifted from Wailuku Farms, lemon from my …

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Making Chocolate & Grandma’s 90th Birthday – Eat Local Maui Challenge

A glimpse into Day 9 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. I pretty much ate leftovers all day, but attempted to make a banana cake topped in chocolate for my Grandma's 90th birthday.

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Harvesting and Processing Aloe Vera – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 7 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. This video highlights harvesting aloe vera and processing it up to eat. breakfast :: eggs, coconut milk, bacon, zucchini, poblano peppers, purslane (Portulaca oleraceae)***, wild amaranth***, mallow (Malva neglecta)***, Spanish needles (Bidens pilosa)***, elephant garlic, olive oil, thyme*, rosemary*, parsley*, salt, …

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Java Plum Harvest and Juice – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 6 of eating 100% locally grown and raised foods from the Hawaiian Islands. This video highlights harvesting a couple of wild greens and wildcrafting Java plums that are turned into juice. tea :: tulsi* brunch :: poblano peppers, cassava*, coconut milk, basil*, purslane (Portulaca oleraceae)***, wild amaranth***, sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)***, elephant garlic, olive …

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