Portuguese sweet bread is common fare in Hawaii, but I still prefer my mom's recipe.

Portuguese Sweet Bread

Portuguese sweet bread is common fare in Hawaii, but I still prefer my mom's recipe.


Man Builds Tiny Home in Hawaii on $20,000 Salary

Johnny Sanphillippo works as a housekeeper, a gardener, a house painter; he's never made more than $20,000 per year. And yet he has fulfilled the American dream of owning a home.


Recipe: Cowboy Salad at Taste of the Hawaiian Range

Chef Peter Abarcar shares his recipe for Cowboy Salad. Taste it and you might just feel like you're out on the Hawaiian range. Giddyup, y'all.


Foraging and Wildcrafting for Food and Medicinals

When people talk about foraging, I have to admit: I feel like kind of a cheater. Because I live in Hawaii where temperatures are fairly mild year-round, I have access to a variety of fresh produce, even throughout the winter months. (Though you might be surprised to hear that this is somewhat seasonal.) Just the other day […] Read More

Plant lavender to attract bees.

10 Perennials to Attract Bees

Attract bees and other pollinators to your garden with these flowering perennials. Plant THESE for the BEES.

Take a virtual tour of Attainable Sustainable headquarters on the Island of Hawaii!

A [Virtual] Tour of Attainable Sustainable Headquarters – September

As a way to record progress — and to invite you in to watch — I got the brilliant idea to create a “Tour in the Round” to track the changes we make at our new place.

featGuide to Keeping Backyard Chickens

Keeping Backyard Chickens

When we first decided to get chickens, I worried. I'd never raised chicks. What would they need? Would they stink? How long would they fit in a small brooder? When would the be big enough to go outside (and would that be before or after they started to stink)?

Apple season is in full swing! Try these recipes with your abundance

Five for Friday: Apples

  When I was a young girl, our first apple crop was the Gravenstein apple, usually in their prime by early August. My dad's birthday was in July though, so every year Mom made his favorite apple pie with apples still on the green side. It was our first pie of the season, the first […] Read More


Giveaway: I Eat Local Because I Can

How much do you love this shirt?? Wouldn't you like to wear this shirt?! Good news. Stacey over at Ice Cream Tees wants to give you one.

Real Food Planning Challenge - you can do this!

The Real Food Planning Challenge

If you’re aiming to live a more self-reliant lifestyle (and I have to assume you are, since you’re here and reading) my vote for the number one place to start is the kitchen. Go look in your cupboard. How much of what’s there would be considered ingredients? How much has an ingredients list?