Kiawe Nectar & Gum (Prosopis pallida)

Kiawe Nectar & Gum (Prosopis pallida)

. . . . Kiawe beans are dropping on Maui’s west side, with the majority in the Kihei/Kahului area yet to ripen. It’s so much fun to be able to load up those harvesting bags lickity split, but once you have them what are you going to do with them? Although...
Mainland Wild Wanderings

Mainland Wild Wanderings

I Awoke one day and stepped into a metal bird, who carried me high up above the sea. Then, the clouds parted and we landed. Mainland visit was full of family, and of course wild food. The baby was toted and doted upon, with 7 grandma’s lining up like a flock....
Day 7: Hawaii Eat Local Challenge

Day 7: Hawaii Eat Local Challenge

Unbelievable fairytale ending to our Eat Local Challenge here on Maui. In solidarity with people around the planet who were participating in the March Against Monsanto, GMO Free Maui and Alika Atay organized #OutGrow Monsanto. Held at Simpli Fresh Farm, this event...
DAY 6: Hawaii Eat Local Challenge

DAY 6: Hawaii Eat Local Challenge

Traveling with a cooler of road food is a way of life for the locavore. I made a nice lunch, but in preparation for the #OutgrowMonsanto event I found myself far away from home and the challenge became more challenging. Video below highlights a couple fabulous little...
Day 5: HI Eat Local Challenge

Day 5: HI Eat Local Challenge

I can’t believe we’re already nearing the end of our Eat Local Challenge. Mahalo ke Akua for all this beautiful food and the community of people gathering around it. Video highlights mallow (Malva parviflora), which I harvested and ground up into a powder. This powder...
Day 4: HI Eat Local Challenge

Day 4: HI Eat Local Challenge

Day 4 of our Eat Local Challenge here in Hawai’i. Video highlights kiawe and turk’s cap hibiscus flowers. . . . . . . . . . . Here’s a list of everything I ate today. All local. SF = Savage Farms (my house!) Brunch: pork leftovers (see Day 3 for more...