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ʻOpiuma (Pithecellobium dulce)

'Opiuma is in season, going strong, and will continue to be in season for the coming couple of months! This invasive species is typically found in our dryland areas of Hawai'i but, as many areas that are typically more wet become more dry, the…
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Maui Eat Local Challenge 2023

Hard to believe it's been 10 years that I've participated in the Maui Eat Local Challenge. I remember when we started there was no locally available olive oil, cultivated gourmet mushrooms, cashews, skyr, or black pepper. A few people on the…
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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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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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Spanish Needles Vegan Pepita Pesto

INTRODUCTION We love pesto, especially wild greens pesto.  It's such a versatile way to add some wild nutrition to a variety of dishes, and it can stand alone as a dip or spread. We adapted this recipe from HappyKitchen.com. INGREDIENTS 1…
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Where, When and How to Forage Pickleweed (Batis maritima)

Aloha! Did you know that there is an abundance of pickleweed (Batis maritima) at all times of the year in Hawai'i that is begging you (or at least I am LOL) to forage. You can add to many of your staple meals for a nice salty punch! The leaves,…
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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…

Introducing a new Foraging Field Assistant

  It's with great pleasure that I introduce Maile Risch, the new Foraging Field Assistant at Savage Kitchen. We'll be together on Thursday's and Friday's to continue the work of creating high quality wild food educational materials.…
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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…
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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…