Food | Gordon Ramsay Visited This Beloved Maui Banana Bread Stand 

What better way to celebrate one of Maui’s many marvels than on Feb. 23, National Banana Bread Day. The best loaves are often found at quaint farm and The little yellow farmstand on the Keʻanae Pennisula known as Aunty Sandy’s Banana Bread is synonymous with the Maui-made loaves. Every morning, hot bread comes fresh out of the oven and is ready to melt in your mouth.  […]

Source: Gordon Ramsay Visited This Beloved Maui Banana Bread Stand – Hawaii Magazine

Recipes | Veggie Corn Bread

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La’au Lapa’au | Grow Mushrooms at Home In A 5 Gallon Bucket (Easy – No Sterilization!)

Growing mushrooms can be complicated- but it doesn’t have to be! In this video, I go over one of the simplest methods of growing mushrooms that pretty much anyone can do at home.

All you need is:

+ A 5 Gallon Bucket
+ Aspen Wood Chips (even from the pet store!)
+ Oyster Mushroom Grain Spawn Happy growing!

La’au Lapa’au | Making Herbal Teas, Tinctures, and Salves with Bevin Cohen

Explore the value of using wildcrafted and locally grown herbs from your own bio-region with Bevin Cohen. Bevin will discuss the quality, potency and sustainability of locally sourced herbs. He will also share the benefits of many well-known herbs, and a variety of methods that can be used to harness their healing properties; including teas, tinctures, salves and more. This will be a fun and fast-paced presentation, packed with useful information for herb enthusiasts of all skill levels.

La’au Lapa’au | Propagating Rosemary Plants with Stem Cuttings

Plant propagation is just a fancy word for making more plants from what you have. I love to propagate the plants in my garden. To me, it is magical that an entire shrub can be created from cutting six inches off the stem. Taking stem cuttings is an easy way to make more shrubs to fill in gaps in the garden or to share plants with gardening friends. […]

Source: Propagating Rosemary Plants with Stem Cuttings

Ecology | The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet

Its sting hurts a lot, but if they were to disappear, it would hurt much more.
The Earthwatch Institute concluded in the last debate of the Royal Geographical Society of London, that bees are the most important living being on the planet, however, scientists have also made an announcement: Bees have already entered into extinction risk.
Bees around the world have disappeared up to 90% according to recent studies, the reasons are different depending on the region, but among the main reasons are massive deforestation, lack of safe places for nests, lack of flowers, use uncontrolled pesticides, changes in soil, among others. […]

Source:  https://www.touch-univers.com/2020/02/the-bee-is-declared-most-important.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR35XakcMP2jngKI1RklDVcNjktbBCDAFT4bzJofoAkH1FPHRG0QGfA0UZ4

 

La’au Lapa’au | Wild Lettuce, Spontaneous Generation in the Garden of Diversity – Richo’s Blog

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

How does one identify volunteers in the field?  Well, the volunteers will appear in the area under and around the mother plant, or in the case of short-lived plants like Wild Lettuce, in the area where the mother plant once prospered but is now gone.  Every seedling has its individual characteristics.  Some will carry the seed coat up above the soil level and may be identified that way.  Others will demonstrate peculiar size, color or smell that help you know exactly what they are.  Practiced gardeners will identify the seedlings because they recognize the plant.  Wild lettuce seedlings have leaves that look like lettuce and are taprooted.  When the taproot is broken, they exude the bitter white latex known as lactucarium, so if the root bleeds white milk, you know you’re on the right track.

We like to leave our best plants to produce seeds, seeds that may be harvested…

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Foodstyles | BEST EVER VEGAN CARBONARA | @avantgardevegan by Gaz Oakley

Here’s my version of a classic Carbonara, VEGANISED. My vegan carbonara is so simple to make and works perfectly with dried or fresh pasta. If making homemade vegan pasta, use fine semolina for more of a bite to your pasta. I just used kamut flour as its all I had. Tag me in pics if you make my vegan carbonara.

Recipe – https://www.avantgardevegan.com/recip…

La’au Lapa’au | Getting Results with Herbs, a free training with Rosalee de la Forêt

Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs

We are thrilled to share with you that Learning Herbs will open their registration this morning for Taste of Herbs with herbalist and best-selling author Rosalee de la Forêt who has created a transformative online training.

Rosalee writes and teaches with such substance, and depth, but also makes it very easy and practical for people to understand.  In Rosalee’s ‘Taste of Herbs’, she has a way of showing people how to understand and apply the energetics of herbs to every day herbalism and it is quite brilliant.

Click here to register!

Source: Getting Results with Herbs, a free training with Rosalee de la Forêt

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LA’AU LAPA’AU | Celery Seed – The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month

Celery seed comes from a variety of celery that is different from the celery (Apium graveolens) we see in grocery stores. The seed comes from an ancestor of celery called smallage or wild celery. The smallage variety is native to the Mediterranean area and the Middle East and is grown in India, China, and France specifically for the harvesting of its seeds.  […]

Source: Celery Seed – The Herb Society of America’s Herb of the Month

Foodstyles | Fish Dish

Cook Plant Meditate

I have to give a huge shout out to a couple of friends on this killer recipe – to Tony, who inspired me with his fish dish (which has ALL of the things – snapper, shrimp and crab), and to Carolyn, the super awesome fisher-woman who recently gifted me what I believe to be ALL of the rockfish in the ocean that day.  But, she knows that no fish goes to waste on my watch.  Thanks fish fairy!  Hope you like the fish dish!

Fish Dish

4 cups rice pilaf (I usually make my own but Rice a Roni or even Spanish rice is fine – just make sure it has flavor – plain white rice won’t do)
Fish filet, skinned (today I’m using rockfish but anything will do)
1 cup diced onion
1 cup diced bell pepper (any color)
3 ears fresh corn, cut from the cob
3 cups…

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Movie | Aluna: A Journey To Save The World

Aluna means “conscience “. Enter the last theocratic chiefdom in America, hidden for centuries on a mountain in Colombia. The Kogi have made this amazing documentary to help us understand how to avoid the destruction of the world that they are trying to protect, and of ourselves.