Tag: kahili ginger

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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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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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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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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Steamed Cassava Packets – Eat Local Maui Challenge

100% local food for 10.27.2020 Am sooo happy with this recipe! Help me name this creation, lol cassava “logs/steamed packets” doesn’t work. Today marks Day 11 of Project Locavore 2020. Had been craving some type of grab and go food like this and got lucky with making up this recipe.  The days menu – tea …

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Is Kahili Ginger Edible?

Dehydrated kāhili ginger flowers. Although the Ginger (Zingiberaceae) Family is generally safe, info is sparse on kāhili  (Hedychium gardnerianum) as an edible. Although not expressed directly in any literature, I determined through inference and experimental practice, that yes kāhili ginger flowers, flower buds, rhizomes, and new shoots are edible in small amounts.  We know that H. gardnerianum is considered to …

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