Kauai Coconut Curry Pumpkin Bisque:

This high-vibration recipe is a blend of spicy and savory all in one; originally crafted from 100% Kauai-grown farm produce. Try crafting this recipe with as many local, organic, fresh ingredients as you can find and Enjoy!

Ingredients: Pumpkin; Hawai’ian chili pepper; fresh Curry leaves; fresh Rosemary, Kauai Farmacy Curry Blend & Savory Blend; fresh thyme; fresh oregano; 1 small lime (zest of the rind only), Coconut meat; Coconut water; Makalea spring water; local, raw, organic honey; & Hawai’ian sea salt

  • First, remove the pumpkin skin with a veggie peeler.
  • Next, remove the seeds & soak them in bowl filled with water to separate the seeds from the pulp (This simultaneously plumps up the seeds) – This can later be used to make Spicy Pepitas for a light snack or to garnish your bisque (Spicy Pepita Recipe)
  • Chop pumpkin into cube size chunks & place in slow-cooker with approximately 1 inch of water blanketing the top of the pumpkin cubes; Add 1 tsp Kauai Farmacy Savory Blend; 2-3 pinches of Hawai’ian sea salt; and the supple parts of 1 Rosemary sprig; for 4-6 hours on low, or until tender.
  • Open 4-ish semi-mature coconuts; Blend soft-ish coconut meat and coconut water with 1 full shoot of curry leaves (raw); 3 tablespoons Curry Blend; 1 teaspoon Savory Blend; 5-6 stripped fresh thyme sprigs; 1/2 of fresh, raw, Hawaii’ian chili pepper (no seeds); 3 tablespoons of Raw, Organic Local Honey; grated lime zest from 1 small lime; and Hawai’ian Sea Salt (to taste); blend until smooth (add spring water to get to a milk-like consistency if needed).
  • Place slow-cooked pumpkin cubes into blender & slowly add in Spring water until the soup becomes a mash consistency; Add Coconut Milk Mixture to thin mash; blend into a creamy soup consistency.
  • Garnish with fresh stripped Thyme – Alternative option: garnish with home-made Pepitas.
  • Serve hot or chilled
  • Makes 6-8 servings

#eatlocal #farmgrown #organic #morganic #meals #when #possible & #feelmorealive

Consistency in the New Year

Here we are in the infamous month of the ‘New Year Resolution’. For most it begins with abundant inspiration and energy to leave some old patterns behind that no longer serve our highest good. But often, as the days pass and we experience the discomfort and challenges of our new ways (and don’t see immediate results), resoluteness fades, and we slowly slip back into that old habitual, familiar  rhythm.

So, I have been watching, and the garden as always is my great teacher. A couple of years ago, we adopted a regimen of feeding the garden with homemade compost tea every two weeks. I had read plenty on how compost tea would change the soil structure, and the entire ecosystem beneath the plants. It sounded good; good enough for me to commit to- because in my heart-it felt like the right way to feed our precious herbs.

When we first started, I definitely had my doubts. Here we were hand-watering a diluted compost tea with different hands pouring at different rates. Did every plant get enough? And what was enough? Another good question for pondering. But we continued. Consistently. Rain or shine. Whether we felt like doing it or not. Every two weeks. Period.

And what has happened? We proved all those books were right- the results are amazing. Something seemingly so benign and insubstantial. Would it work if we just flooded the garden with it once a year? No. Would it work if we made it super concentrated and did it quarterly? No. What does make it work? Moderation paired with consistency.

Because this experience was outside myself, it was easy for me to commit to a long period of time to see results. Now it is my responsibility to carry this lesson over to my personal life- if I want to make lasting change, I must practice consistency and gentleness.

Don’t underestimate the changes that will come from the small if you do them every day. What happens to your physical being if you drink one cup of tea a day? What happens to your emotional being if you say ‘I love you’ in the mirror every time you brush your teeth? What happens to your spiritual being if you walk outside every day and say thank you to Mother Earth?

Please let us know in January of 2018.

Herbal Super Soup?️

Herbal Super Soup RECIPE:

Delectable medicine for the body and soul. Yeehaw!

  • Carrots diced
  • Celery diced
  • 2 bunches fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 medium cloves garlic
  • 5-8 large tomatoes pureed
  • 1 cup brewed Vitalitea
  • 6-8 sprigs fresh thyme (stripped)
  • 4 leaves mexican oregano (fine-chopped)
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 3-4 teaspoons Curry Blend (add more for more heat)?️?️?️
  • Hawai’ian Sea Salt (add to desired taste)

Add enough water to cover all ingredients (by a couple of inches) in a slow cooker (with the exception of Vitalitea, Curry Blend and Sea Salt). Slow cook for 4-6 hours on low. Brew Vitalitea separately. Add Vitalitea, Curry Blend and Hawai’ian Sea Salt just before serving. Stir ingredients thoroughly. Ladle into serving bowls. Garnish with parsley leaf.

This Herbal Super Soup Recipe is fully loaded with nutrition; packed with massive health benefits; making it great “eats” in the Winter months when our immune system needs to remain strong.  This recipe is true medicine for the body and soul; containing the following fourteen Kauai Farmacy herbs:

Curry Leaf, Galangal Ginger, Hawai’ian Chili Peppers, Kaffir Lime, , Yellow Ginger, , , , , , , and 

  • We recommend using fresh, local and organic ingredients when possible to maximize health benefits.

 

This herb is a game-changer

TURMERIC (aka Olena in Hawai’ian): Olena is a most valued herb in Hawaiian and Ayurvedic Medicine for everyday Well-Being; Vitality; Healthy Heart; Strong Immune System; Anti-inflammatory; and Liver Cleanser. It could be the most all-around medicine in the herbal plant world that we have found to date.

Turmeric is found in everyday living in so many cultures around the world as a spice, skin-care, and internal tonic medicine. Its exciting to think that this herb has only recently landed on the “western” side of the planet, just in time to aid us in our wellness evolution.

Sprinkle on foods; brew as a tea; add to smoothies. This herb is a game-changer. Find any way to integrate our super-fresh, Kauai-grown Turmeric into your lifestyle.

Kauai Farmacy Turmeric powder, Cacao Olena powder; Vitalitea; Wellness Tea; Women’s Wellness Tea; Love Potion Tea; Puritea; Endurance Powder; Curry Spice Blend.

2017 New Years Evolution

Grounding feet in the New Year,
Spreading wings so we can soar.
Freeing hearts for they will guide us,
Clearing minds to then explore.

Strengthened bodies be our vessels,
Calming breath serve as our guide.
Nature’s plants be our medicine,
So we may all Feel More Alive!

May 2017 be the year of balance, creativity, connection, and endless new beginnings.

#happynewyear #albezia #mulch #permaculture#feelmorealive #evolution #healyoself#kauaifarmacy

Our Herbal neighborhood

Our Herbal neighborhood: mimicking the bio-diversity of a backyard garden. Symbiosis at its best. Bees, flowers, leaves, buds, mulch, comfrey, compost, carbon, nitrogen, chop-and-drop, closed-loop, permaculture system. We make tea out of all the plants in this picture.

The foundation is under the soil. The plants’ roots are all interconnected. They are stronger together than alone. The gardens diversity is its strength, defending against pests and providing for nourishing biodiverse soil – the whole being a whole lot greater than the sum of the parts.

 

Plant medicine from the ground up.
Aloha from Kauai Farmacy.

#herb #garden #harmony #biodiversity#synchronicity #balance #natural #organic#permaculture #happy #plants #kauaifarmacy#herbal #neighborhood

Be the change you are meant to be

Everything is temporary; even the rock that footholds you. Time and energy will erode even the toughest of matter; likewise, what may seem powerful and daunting today, is sure to fade and soften. With persistence, time & energy, change is inevitable. This waking memory is just a reminder of what you are; not what you are capable of. You are matter. You are energy. You are a snapshot of ‘you’ in time. Remain strong; remain malleable. Make each memory count. Beauty, flow, and endless magic lies below your crevices; the imperfections that make us who we are; the breaks that sculpt us into who we will become. Be the change you are meant to be. Celebrate in the outcomes that are on the horizon.

#feelmorealive #rock #wisdom #magic #newyearsresolution #bethechange #healyoself