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June 22, 2019

How to Make Kiawe Tea

Want a healthy recipe to make with freshly harvested kiawe (Prosopis pallida) beans? Watch the video to see how to capture this naturally sweet goodness.

iced kiawe mesquite tea

Kiawe tea is delicious hot, cold, or frozen. Seen here iced, blended with cat's ear and dandelion root tea, and served with fresh coconut milk. You can also freeze kiawe tea into popsicles, or use the tea to make a rich broth.

June 14, 2019

KIAWE season is HERE NOW!!!

kiawe haole koa side by side

Which one is kiawe?

A. kiawe (Prosopis pallida)

B. haole koa (Leucaena leucocephala)

Jumping up and down over here! Yup, me along with all of those in the know. Have you had a kiawe craving? On a magical night in Wailea, 5 days ago to be exact, while preparing wild salad for 70 in an epic outdoor farm to table experience, I found my first ripe kiawe (Prosopis pallida) of 2019. Did I mention jumping up and down? Allelujah! Since this blessing happened I have driven around half of Maui scouting kiawe beans. Lanai tomorrow and Molokai next week. There is food going to waste on the ground out there. It is time to activate on this harvest NOW. Why?

kiawe harvest maui foraging community

Hot dry sunny days make for great kiawe beans. Although the trees will continue to produce beans, if we have heavy moisture from tropical storms or hurricanes, the beans become moldy. This is the time to store this amazing food, before the hurricanes come! Free food, stored just in time for hurricane season. Get them now! 


Want to learn more? Kiawe is the perfect food for a community cooperative...let's get organizing. We need kiawe dryers in Lahaina and Kihei. And remember, Hawaiian harvesting rights are protected under law, so respect the host culture. We have a window of beautiful weather right now, let's activate and bring in this blessing of sweet abundance.
Get involved --->>> c
ontact spineofstars@gmail.com


June 7, 2019

Hoja Santa (Piper auritum) Wild Yeast Starter

False awa (Piper auritum) wild yeast starter

Do you love fizzy drinks? Looking for a 100% local wild yeast to kickstart your fermentation for wild sodas? False awa (Piper auritum), also called hoja santa, is an incredible new discovery in my wild kitchen. This crazy invasive provides plenty of fizz from its flowers/inflourescences, recipe coming! Jar on left showing bubbles forming after just one day. Jar on the right has the milky color change and bubbles on top that indicates it's ready for bottling.
Want more info on false awa? CLICK HERE

The wild isn't some far away place, it's all around us. This video shows several wild food plants found growing in my garden, right now. Work on identifying them, maybe they're in your yard too!

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And, thanks to the Maui Times for the mention in this weeks article ::
Lost & Found : Reflections on technology, nature and wilderness


June 1, 2019

How Not to Kill Yourself Foraging

Release of FREE Guide on Plant Identification

how not to kill yourself foraging free guide

Aloha,

Today is the release of an offering I've been so excited to share. A great compliment to my book Wild Food Plants of Hawai'i, this project gave me the opportunity to provide more detailed information on plant identification and a resource list for digging deeper. Visit our homepage to :: 

 → •  Click here, or image above, to DOWNLOAD NOW  • ←


foraging paia maui hawaii

Plant identification hike in Paia on May 31st, 2019.

May 8, 2018

UpCountry in Bloom Theme @ Makawao Third Friday

Join Savage Kitchen for a feast of wild edible flowers!

Eat your medicine. We’ll have taro and venison and salad combined with all kinds of wild and invasive goodies.

May 8, 2018

Kahili Ginger Cooking Classes

I’ll be doing 2 wild food cooking classes this week!

Join me in Wailuku, either on Thursday from 6-8pm or Saturday from 3-5 for a glimpse into preparing kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum) gari pickle. If you love sushi ginger, you’re going to love this! Creative and delicious ways to use our invasive species. Please RSVP :: savagekitchenmaui@gmail.com

Kahili Ginger Pickle Cooking Class with Sunny Savage

May 8, 2018

This Is What Local Food Looks Like

 

We ran some fabulous dishes during the Hawaii Local Food Challenge! Everything 100% local ingredients from the Hawaiian Islands.

Be sure to check out our location, by scrolling to the top of our website.

 

Look at that vibrant purple cabbage from @okoafarms with a bed of #wildboar Thai basil, garlic, yellow bell pepper, onion, chilies, coconut oil, s&p. On the right #ulu noodles (Maui breadfruit flour from @nohoanafarm) with olives, tomatoes, zucchini, pesto, #wildgreens garlic, onion, olive oil, s&p.

Beautiful loaded salads topped with haole koa (Leucaena leucocephala) miso dressing and cultured mac nut cheese.

Fruit salad fixings with foraged natal plums, pineapple, ice cream bean, kumquat and some elderflower with strawberry guava and tulsi tea.

Maui venison stew with burdock roots, fermented vegetables including aweoweo and spices from the Big Island.

Pan fried ulu with wild greens and a wild-inspired ferment.

Strawberry guava and local organic rose chocolates. 100% local ingredients.

March 22, 2018

Happy Spring Equinox

Dear Sun, may you feast upon the riotous beauty of this experimental earth lab. I made this mandala/living altar as the sun rose on the spring equinox…and then it hid for the rest of the day. May we remember to celebrate the earth, the cycles, and our glorious sacred selves. Can you name the 4 edible plants in this photo, the 5th is also used in flavoring froth of cacao?

March 22, 2018

Hawaii Local Food Challenge

Pledge to eat as many foods as you can that has been grown in Hawaiʻi for the coming week. Use the hashtag #hiLocalFoodChallenge and join the conversation on Facebook here.

March 22, 2018

Maui is Full of Locavores!

Thanks Luxury Retreats Magazine for the mention in this months issue

Click here to see the article, in which locavores rejoice in Maui’s food scene. Come foraging with me!

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