It’s what’s for dinner …

IMG_0086IMG_0089IMG_0090IMG_0093IMG_0095IMG_0085We’ve been reading a lot about eating healthier lately, and one thing that continually comes up in various blogs, articles, books, etc. is the benefits of tumeric or ‘olena as it is known in Hawaii.  It is a member of the ginger family and looks basically like a yellow/orange colored ginger.  A few months ago, David harvested a bunch of it.  We dried it and then ground it into a powder.  I put it in everything I cook from stir fries to eggs to smoothies.  Today, he harvested a bunch more, half of which will go to replanting a different section of our farm, and half we’ll use for cooking.  In addition to the ‘olena, we harvested rainbow chard, mustard cabbage, kale, two different varieties of radishes, a few oranges, a couple eggs, a grapefruit, some bananas, surinam cherries, and kalo.  The morning flew by, it was a little muggy this morning, but we had a light rain which cooled us off a bit.  Now time to start thinking about what I’m going to be making with all this stuff because it’s what’s for dinner.


Author: Belle Chai

Farm girl wannabe, enjoying life on the Big Island. We have a small five acre farm along the Hamakua coast. While we have a few crops we grow to sell, we are trying to create a self sustaining lifestyle on our little piece of paradise. I set up this blog initially to help me keep track of different things we grow and how well they’re doing, but recently decided to go public with it. I enjoy reading other hobby farm sites, and thought sharing our story a little might inspire others as they have inspired me.

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