Tag Archive for: wild edible foods

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Protected: Java Plum Shrub

INTRODUCTION Shrub is a syrup made from fruit and preserved with vinegar. It's refreshing mixed with water or in a cocktail and it brightens dressings, sauces, and marinades. INGREDIENTS Java Plum fruit sugar apple cider vinegar STEP…
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Protected: Java Plum Starfruit Chutney

INTRODUCTION We love eating wild foods every day. An easy way to do this, especially if you aren't out foraging every morning, is to create condiments that you can add to a dish at anytime. Our Java Plum Starfruit Chutney is exactly that…
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Protected: Java Plum Miso Dressing

INTRODUCTION We're lucky to live in a place with culinary influences from around the world, like Asia. A staple ingredient is miso, a traditional Japanese seasoning typically made by fermenting soybeans. We've paired the ever-popular miso…
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Chinese Violet Artichoke Dip

INTRODUCTION This is a great party dip that is so easy to make. With the mild spinach-like flavor of Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica), this is a great introductory dish for people who might be hesitant to try eating wild foods. It doesn't…
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Why Only 6 Plants?

Have you ever taken a college botany course? If not, it’s typical to be expected to learn 100 plants in a semester. How many of those do you think you would remember? Maybe 6, if youʻre lucky? Basically, people always want more but…
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Strawberry Guava (Psidium cattleianum)

Strawberry Guava originates from southeastern Brazil and northeastern Uruguay. It is labeled as the most problematic invasive species in Hawai'i, with over 350,000 acres occupied. Known as waiawī in Hawaiian, the fruits are prized for their…
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Protected: Strawberry Guava Shrub

INTRODUCTION Shrub is a syrup made from fruit and preserved with vinegar.  It's refreshing mixed with water or in a cocktail and it brightens dressings, sauces, and marinades. INGREDIENTS Strawberry Guava fruit sugar apple cider…
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Wild Amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus)

Now growing from 30°N to 30°S around the globe, Wild Amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus) originates from the lowland parts of tropical Central and South America. It is a highly valued food, and some of its medicinal benefits are as an anti-inflammatory…
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Haole koa (Leucaena leucocephala)

Haole Koa is native to southern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. It is an aggressive colonizer and nearly everyone living in Hawaiʻi has Haole Koa growing nearby, as well as many people living in tropical and subtropical…
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How to Haole Koa Flower Buds

INTRODUCTION Watch THIS VIDEO for a visual tutorial on harvesting and water soaking haole koa flower buds. STEP 1 Harvest unopened flower buds. There should be no small white flowers opening, or that look like they will open. STEP…
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How to Process Flexible Green Pods

INTRODUCTION Learn all the tips and tricks by watching this video on harvesting and water soaking haole koa green pods. INGREDIENTS flexible green haole koa pods with small seeds water STEP 1 Harvest the thin, flexible…
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Protected: Haole Koa Bud Pickles

INTRODUCTION Alert, this is super high impact eating! Every single unopened flower bud of haole koa harvested prevents multiple pods, which each hold multiple seeds, from forming. These are absolutely delicious and with a fun texture. Their…