Growing (and Using) Lemongrass

Growing (and Using) Lemongrass

Lemongrass grows easily in my warm climate, but it also grows very easily in pots. This means that even if you live in a cooler region, you can move it indoors when the weather turns.

Liliko‘i Gingerade

Liliko‘i Gingerade

Filled with small black seeds wrapped in a juicy orange membrane, liliko‘i — or passion fruit — grows on a vine that can get rambunctious in our mild Hawai‘i climate. While I’m told there have been attempts to eradicate the…

5 Ways to Put Your Chickens to Work For You

5 Ways to Put Your Chickens to Work For You

Egg layers in and of themselves are a great addition to any homestead, large or small. And is there anything better than fresh eggs? But what if, in addition to the eggs, your chickens could provide an extra hand (or foot,…

Fermenting Vegetables: Sauerkraut with Sandor Katz

Fermenting Vegetables: Sauerkraut with Sandor Katz

Sandor Ellix Katz is the author of The Art of Fermentation and Wild Fermentation, and probably the most recognized expert in the art of fermentation. In this video, he walks us through the process of making sauerkraut. It is incredibly…

Local Bite Challenge, Week Three

Local Bite Challenge, Week Three

Two weeks in to the Local Bite Challenge and I’m realizing some things. Even if we don’t eat many processed foods, the sheer availability of ingredients has spoiled us. Big time. Paying close attention to the source of our ingredients and…

Easy Recipes for the Novice Home Canner

Easy Recipes for the Novice Home Canner

I’ve run into so many people lately–both in real life and online—who want to learn to tackle home canning. Believe me when I tell you that it’s really very easy. You just need to keep this one very important thing…

Working in the Taro Patch

Working in the Taro Patch

If you’ve visited Hawaii and attended a hotel luau, odds are good that you tried poi at the buffet. Odds are really good that if you tried it, you thought it tasted like wallpaper paste. It is a bit of…