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Wild Baby Food

My son Zeb ate his very first solid food today, and as you might expect it was wild! Green bananas were boiled, with wild amaranth greens added at the end. This was all blended up in the trusty blender and eaten with gusto by my little guy. A new wild foodie is...

TedxMaui

Sometimes, when I find myself processing wild foods, or cleaning the house, or distilling hydrosols, I go online and load up a ted talk to listen to. I find them to be an incredible resource for ideas, explanations, inspirations, and the like. Which is why I am so...

Purple Popolo Berries

Remember to only eat dark purple/black popolo berries (Solanum americanum). Also known as American Nightshade, Glossy Nightshade, and “really good...

Wild Bitters Bliss

Bitters brewing away since last December…pulled out of the pantry…to feed the digestive fires. This batch came to be when I stumbled upon a beautiful patch of sow thistle plants (Sonchus oleraceus) while skipping along a country trail. Lovingly...

Wild Food Foraging and Native Hawaiian Plants on Oahu

I recently came across this video from 5 years ago that I never uploaded and shared. Surprise! So glad I found Part 2 of a hike with Mashuri Waite, which highlights wild food plants and Hawaiian native plants found on the Manoa Cliff Trail, Oahu. This trail is getting...

Here Comes the Sun

The plants on our property are boosting with all this growing sunlight. Photosynthesis is at work. We continue to pack our baskets with beautiful greens, and today with the treat of some strong healthy greens and a peeled stem of this shin san cho (Erechtites...

Foraging Internship on Maui

Interested in learning more about wild edible plants in Hawaii’s gorgeous subtropics? There is a wonderful diversity of ecosystems on Maui, making it a foragers delight. Not since the legend himself wrote Euell Gibbons’ Beachcomber’s Handbook, which...

Wildcrafting in my Own Backyard

Our family is gearing up to buy another vehicle and I see more wild food field trips in my future. It has been a fabulous 10 months being back on land, and our trusty little truck has taken us far. Living frugally has been easy, as hitchhiking in Hawaii is easy, but...

Singing in a New Forager

A serene evening, with no wind and a clear sky, was sandwiched between heavy rains and wind. It was on that evening that the old dance between mother, baby, and the great mystery was midwifed again. And with blood it began. Concerned with the blood, a call to the...

West Indian Wood Nettle

One of my favorite wild greens while traveling in Central America during the past couple of years was the West Indian Wood Nettle (Laportea aestuans). It was fitting that I was able to continue my love affair with nettles. This plant has a smattering of names it is...

The Savage Life

Wild food harvester, expert forager, teacher and adventurer.
Sunny Savage, host of the television series ‘Hot on the Trail with Sunny Savage’, helps us untame our lives by incorporating wild foods into our modern-day diets. She holds an MS in Nutrition Education and has traveled to all 7 continents, learning from the plants and the people along the way. She lives on the island of Maui and enjoys exploring from mountain top to the sea.

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