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Grow Your Own Food August 24, 2010

Aloha! Having fun in the garden again…

We just planted a ton O’ seeds the other day. I love growing our own food. Not only is it so freeeekin tasty, Whoa! It is just sooo awesome to watch as you place a tiny little miniscule seed into dirt, add water and some sunshine (and love) and it transforms before your very eyes into a large beauteous LIVING nutrition providing plant!!!! I am just astounded! 🙂

We planted lettuce, purple cabbage, kale, 3 different chards, tomato, broccoli, collards, cilantro, chiles, and even a few different flowers. We also transplanted lilikoi, mint, papayas, night blooming jasmine and lavender. It is amazing how easy it really is. We filled some containers with dirt, poked a few holes into it and filled em with seeds! Within a week we will see sprouts on some of them. I can’t believe how fast they grow – and soon we get enjoy the yumminess and make some amazing food with our bounty!

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We made a little video to share as we planted and transplanted~ hope you enjoy~

Lots of love ~ Chris & Sara

 

Cherimoya Fruit/Custard Apple- a.k.a. Romantic Fruit April 25, 2010

Aloha!!

We are sooo excited to share this most succulent tropical fruit with you ~ The heart shaped Cherimoya Fruit (also known as “Romantic Fruit” ).   It is pretty much the epitomy of tropical fruit (in my opinion) … It seriously tastes like a custardy blend of pear, banana, mango, pineapple, lilikoi, vanilla, coconut HEAVEN! All mixed into one!!!! You’ll have to try one to believe us~

It is said to be enjoyed with a loved one … so we wanted to eat it with YOU! 🙂

Here is the video so you can see its succulence in person! (so to speak..)

The cherimoya tree is a native of the Andes Mountain range in South America, the mountain area between Colombia to Bolivia, at an altitude of 1000 to 2000m. But we got ours LOCAL here on Maui, from Mana Foods, our local Organic Store. I am soaking my seeds now and will plant them soon. I guess they grow pretty fast. Now for the meantime, I need to find us the supply tree! Possibly trade some bananas??? ….

Cherimoyas are a rich source of Vitamin C, Calcium, and Niacin. The Incas enjoyed these in ancient times. They used it as an aphrodisiac and to improve fertility… hmmm…. be careful with this one! LOL.

This would be an awesome  base for a creamy green smoothie or even as 5 Star Raw Ice Cream treat! Ooo la la… Or just slice into wedges and scoop out the meat. Loving these!!!

Here is a picture of it growing on the tree Thanks to tradewindsfruit.com. (where you can purchase these seeds!) This was one of the few pics I could find of the whole tree, believe it or not. I will definitely be looking for the tree here on island for more fruit and some personal pics for you guys!

 

Plant a Quick & Easy Herb Garden March 18, 2010

Aloha!! We have been really enjoying our Fresh Herb Garden lately. Our friend Mike brought us over clippings of his herbs, and thats how we started ours! It is so easy we had to share it with you. You can do this anywhere!!

Next time you buy herbs at the grocery store or farmers market, pinch out a few stems and plant yourself a quick and easy herb garden. You will be glad!  Thats the last time you will need to buy that herb. Seriously. Check out our video – We show you how to get started clipping some herbs and goji berry starts….ON MAUI~  EnJOY!

Love ya!

PS. How do ya like my HOLY BASIL picture!!! Check out the eye that was lookin back at me!!! WHoah!

And here is the video~

Oh yeah! Check out this recipe for Pesto Pate….  Our raw food chef friend Jason gave us this one. It is sooo yummy you wont even miss the cheese! Try it out!

1/4lb Fresh Basil

2/3 cup lemon juice

3 cloves Garlic

7 leaves Lacinto/Dino Kale

1 cup pumpkin seeds (organic/soaked 1-4 hrs)

Pinch of cayenne and sea salt

Blend all together till creamy. Add a little water if necessary.

Enjoy it as a dip or a spread or even a dressing~ Thanks Jason!