Adventures in Bread Making

I took my first dive into the world of home bread making last weekend. I don’t have a breadmaker, so I decided to try a seemingly simple no-knead recipe. After a quick google, I opted for the No-Knead Bread Recipe from the New York Times. Although…

Why Local Food? Part 3: Cultural Impact of Food in Hawaii

Part 3 of this 4-part series, “Why Local Food?”, is focusing on the cultural implications of local food and expanding the local food industry in Hawaii. Part 1 gave an overview of food in Hawaii and Part 2 focused on the potential environmental im…

5-Minute Salsa

The $1.50 invested into my cilantro plant is already paying off. We had soft tacos for dinner last night, but didn’t have any prepared salsa. So I whipped up a quick salsa…and really, fresh is so much better than anything you could buy in the st…

Setting Up My Lanai Herb Garden

After moving to town about 6 weeks ago, I finally got around to some serious lanai-gardening action. I’m still fresh out of the suburbs and accustomed to a sizable corner of a yard in which I could experiment, so this lanai thing is a new (and hop…

Food & Cities — a TED talk by Carolyn Steel

I was poking around TED and came across the talk given by Carolyn Steel, “food urbanist” and author of Hungry City, at TEDGlobal 2009. It was about how food shapes our cities, and really how the rise of transportation completely shifted the way pe…

New Study Released on the Impact of Food Education on Students’ Choices

UC Berkley’s Center for Weight & Health released their newest food education report “Changing Students’ Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behavior in Relation to Food: An Evaluation of the School Lunch Initiative.” You can find it at http://cwh.berkeley.e…

MA’O CSA (might be) coming to UH Manoa

I don’t think this is a secret or anything, so I’ll tell you the scoop on what I heard: MA’O might be adding another CSA drop off on Wednesdays at UH Manoa if they can get 20 subscriptions or more. This would be in addition to their Monday CSA pic…

Why Local Food? Part 2: Environmental Impact of Food in Hawaii

Part 2 of this series, “Why Local Food?”, is focusing on the environmental impacts of expanding the local food industry in Hawaii. After researching and writing this section, the slightly negative tone was a little surprising to me — I thought th…

Farmers’ Market Visit

I’m back! Sorry for the long break, but I think I have a pretty good excuse: I got married!! It was crazy, stressful, fun, beautiful…everything typical of a wedding. And along with gaining a husband, I moved from my parents’ place in suburban we…

Why Local Food? Part 1: Overview of Food in Hawaii

It seems fitting to kick off a blog about local food in Hawaii with a conversation about why local food is important. So here it is: my take on what local food means to Hawaii, coming to you in four parts. Part 1 is giving a general overview of fo…