Tag Archive for: wild food plants

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Chinese Violet (Asystasia gangetica) Edible Greens

Boiled Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica) greens. Photo by Sunny Savage Tolerating moist conditions and a variety of soil types, Chinese violet (Asystasia gangetica) is an almost vine-like weed ubiquitous to both wild spaces and gardens…
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How to Make the Best Kiawe Tea!

Of all the wild foods I have ever introduced people to, kiawe tea is by far the all-around favorite. No one can believe the sweetness is all natural, only coming from the beans of kiawe (Prosopis pallida), with nothing else added. So, I taught…

Is Your Name Really Sunny Savage?

Java plums (Syzygium cumini).   Deep, dark, nourishment.  Is your name really Sunny Savage? A question I've been asked a lot, as you can imagine. It brings me back to my grandfather's animated storytelling, and being captivated with…
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Fried Cereus Flower & Pa’i’ai Pizza – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Final day of the EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge (held from September 12-18) Day 7 Breakfast Coffee from Kupa`a Farms. Foraged Strawberry Guava Juice* Foraged cereus flower stuffed with venison/pork sausage (traded for…
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100% Local Snacks & Cocktails – Eat Local Maui Challenge

EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge was held from September 12-18 Day 6 Feel like I’ve been snacking all day :-P Snacks Foraged `akulikuli (sea purslane), mango from Kupa`a Farms, jalapeño from Kumu Farms inspired by Poppy…
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Moringa Pods – Eat Local Maui Challenge

EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge was held from September 12-18 Day 5 Lunch Zucchini noodles with pesto (basil, olive oil, macadamia nuts, salt), sliced cherry tomatoes, ali`i mushrooms with thyme, goat cheese, black pepper and…
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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…
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Cassava Brunch & Pumpkin Soup – Eat Local Maui Challenge

Ok, halfway through this challenge! EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge was held from September 12-18 Day 3 Brunch Cassava from my garden, boiled and then baked in Olinda Orchard olive oil with lots of garlic powder from Kupa`a…
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Moringa Powder & Processing Cassava Root – Eat Local Maui Challenge

EAT LOCAL MAUI 2021 Challenge was held from September 12-18  Day 2 Breakfast Eggs (gifted - I am seriously realizing how much food is gifted and traded, phenomenal to let the strength of that really sink in), Chinese…

Home in Minnesota

From the Smokey Hills of Northern Minnesota, emerge the Headwaters of the Shell River. This is also the place of my origin, where my mother grew me in the waters of her body, and released me into the river of time. I stayed for 18 years, then…
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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…
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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…