Tag: maui

Spider Wisp (Cleome gynandra)

It’s baaaack! I’ve been seeing these plants pop up over the past month as the land drinks in the winter rains. Not to be confused with several species of Cleome spp. grown in flower gardens, the spider wisp (Cleome gynandra) is yet another example of highly nutrition wild greens and medicine considered a “weed” to …

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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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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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Dyeing with Turmeric – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Day 19 of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore. Day after the election has everyone on edge, with not much chance of any final count for some time. I decided turmeric was in order, and stuck with the theme all day drinking the juice and dyeing 2 shirts with it. 100% local anti-inflammatory! …

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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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Make Your Own Coconut Milk – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Get a glimpse into eating 100% local foods from the Hawaiian Islands. This video highlights the process of making homemade coconut milk, from opening the coconut all the way to milk. This is Day 10 of the Eat Local Maui Challenge with Project Locavore, where folks are encouraged to include as many locally grown/raised/foraged foods …

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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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