News & Updates
January 22, 2018
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but recycling isn’t going to cut it. Paradigm shifting new ways of existing in our day to day reality are needed to adapt to the coming changes. Creating culture around invasives is a way to rise up and meet our challenges of climate change and authoritarianism with proactive response. Join Sunny Savage in a Wild Weekend of culture creation, a gathering of the tribes to practice earth-based skills utilizing resources found in abundance in our bioregion.
Register by sending an email to sunnysavage[@]gmail.com
February 10th and 11th from 10-4pm, with special Lauren Shearer of Hawaii Flora & Fauna…check out her work, it’s absolutely outstanding and we are going to create much beauty! https://www.hawaiiflorafauna.com/about/
January 6, 2018
Some people just go zipping by, but we’ll be on the ground at Skyline EcoAdventures foraging for haole koa (Leucaena leucocephala). Because we will be traveling via 4×4 to a remote part of the property, we only have spots for 13 people! Please sign-up by emailing me at sunnysavage[@]gmail.com to confirm your spot. This is such an exciting project, as we will be clearing the haole koa with assistance from Joseph Imhoff, native plant extraordinaire, to release its stranglehold on native plants. Join us for this unique adventure, and Joe has even included a free zipline voucher (to be used at a later date) for all those participating!!!
9:30 – 3:30 (you’ll receive meeting location once you RSVP)
Please bring your own water bottle, wear long pants and sturdy shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and/or hat, and work gloves if you have them. Anyone under 18 should have a guardian with them, and we will all sign a liability release form.
Come enjoy the sun, good people, and learn about and participate in our dynamic ecosystems.
January 2, 2018
The end of 2017 dealt us a few blows leading to a temporary closure of the food truck. A slow draw from the battery system unknowingly drained our Simpliphi battery in the solar system, and the charger needed to replenish it needed to be ordered and shipped across the big blue sea. Secondly, the truck used to pull our little purple gypsy wagon had wheel bearings that went out and the studs that hold the wheels in place totally wore away…so the front end is currently being rebuilt and is another hurry up and wait scenario as parts arrive across the ocean.
We have been so generously blessed with all of your support in 2017 and are grateful we made it this long with no snafu’s. We’ll be back up and running as soon as we can to provide you with delicious wildcrafted foods straight from Maui nei.
January 1, 2018
So incredibly jazzed to have a spotlight shined in such a big way on our little food truck. I love sharing the deliciousness of the land with people, and when its tied in together with the feel good nature of also help with conservation efforts it’s like a double bonus. Mahalo nui loa for being interested and loving up my project Hawaiian Airlines Hana Hou team!!!
January 1, 2018
This fruit leather is 100% local and organic and wildcrafted, made with kahili ginger flowers (Hedychium gardnerianum) and bananas and strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum). Along with our usual suspects of wild boar musubi, venison musubi, and haole koa tempeh, we had a delicious Oko’a Farms salad mix with haole koa miso (Leucaena leucocephala) dressing.
December 7, 2017
These wild mallow (Malva parviflora) greens in the photo above will be added with spiny amaranth (Amaranthus spinosus) to haole koa (Leucaena leucocephala) miso. This is a vegan option and we’re all excited to have soup back on the menu with all this chilly Maui weather!
We will also be offering our haole koa seed tempeh, which is a specialty line of tempeh made with organic adzuki beans and our wildcrafted haole koa seeds by Maui Tempeh. These are done in a barbecue sauce made with strawberry guava (Psidium cattleianum) and served with kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum) rice and a slaw of red cabbage/fermented beets with wild fennel seeds (Foeniculum vulgare).
Our famous wild musubi’s are also on the menu this week. A 100% wild boar with strawberry guava glaze and kahili ginger rice, as well as a Maui venison musubi (contains Maui venison and some of our wild boar fat) made with Java plum (Syzygium cumini) glaze and kahili ginger rice.
Dessert is banana bread with wild fennel seeds and kahili ginger.
Drinks are wild root beer kombucha, which contains wildcrafted false awa (Piper auritum) and island snakeroot (Polygala paniculata), and a banana poka (Passiflora tarminiana) shrub with fizzy water.
December 4, 2017
I’ll be doing 3 wild food hikes this month. Join me in an exploration of the wild things on Maui.
December 7 from 11-noon. Meet at the Savage Kitchen Maui food truck, in Paia Bay!
December 14 from 11-noon. Meet at the Savage Kitchen Maui food truck, in Paia Bay!
December 23 from noon-2pm. We’ll be hiking a trail up in PoliPoli, so will meet at the Ali’i Kula Lavender Farm (outer parking lot before going through the gate) between 11:45 and noon and caravaning up from there.
December 4, 2017
Over the top dinner coming up! Join us for multiple courses of amazing wild-inspired izakaya food. Held at a historic Japanese home in Upper Wailuku this will be like no izakaya you’ve had before. Hand-made ramen noodles with wild greens sound interesting? How about java plum kampachi?
December 4, 2017
Fresh • Local • Foraged • People were loving up our Wild Spring Rolls last week! Made with red hibiscus flowers (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis), Hong Kong orchid flowers (Bauhinia blakeana), sprouts, lettuce, cilantro, mint, pickled yacon/carrot/daikon, haole koa tempeh, avocado, peanut sauce and sprinkled with dehydrated aweoweo kraut (Chenopodium oahuense), haole koa crunch (kukui nut, Mac nut, haole koa) and organic Big Island nigella seeds.