Farmers’ Market Pasta Salad

Wish I take credit for the beautiful spinach and arugula that I used in this recipe, but no — I picked them up at the farmers’ market in town. Either way, this salad was so delicious that I needed to share. Farmers’ Market Pasta SaladInspired by …

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Biomimicry for Sustainability

If every time i tried to invent something, how would nature solve it?…or how did nature solve it? What is this is how we approached every engineering issue? What would our world look like? What could our world look like? Janine Benyus, co-founde…

Heritage Cuisine & Health Traumas

Heritage Cuisines, Indigenous Practices Address Native American Health Traumasby Valerie SegrestAugust 5, 2012New American Media Valerie talks about “deep food,” as opposed to local or slow food, as key to improving health in indigenous communitie…

Feasting on homegrown Swiss chard

Winona LaDuke: Seeds of Our Ancestors, Seeds of Life (TEDxTC)

Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe/Ojibwe from White Earth Reservation in Minnesota) spoke at the TEDxTC event about our relationship with food and its impact on our future. While her talk was framed around indigenous peoples’ relationship with food, her …

little sprouts, big world

Small Scale Hydroponic Lettuce

Lettuce is expensive. Romaine (most likely) imported from California cost me $2.49 per pound on sale this weekend. Let’s not even get started on locally grown Manoa lettuce — although it stays crisp longer, tastes better (to me anyway), and requi…

Portable Recyclable Garden

Hi there. It’s been a while. A lot has happened since my last visit, notably my lanai garden needed to be (re)moved recently because my building refinished all the outdoor spaces. But after several months, my lanai garden is making its return with…

My Papaya Tree!

After 2 years of on-again off-again watering (that’s been on again for the last few months) and teasing me with flowers for almost a year, my papaya tree is finally fruiting! There are three fruits right now. Can you spot them? Garlic is also spro…

Bread Recipes

Healthy Bread in 5 Minutes a Day Master5.5 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1.5 tbsp granulated yeast 1 tbsp salt 4 tbsp vital wheat gluten 4 cups lukewarm water (about 100 degrees)Put all of the ingredients in a large co…