What can you grow in Hawaii? Why, tropical fruits! And Kris Bordessa is getting quite good at that — plus chicken wrangling. She grew up on the mainland growing the usual summer crops but had to change gears completely when her family moved to Hawaii. On today's podcast, we talk about her homestead and the challenges of gardening in Hawaii, plus the growing local food community.
Get to know Kris through the links and information below, and of course through this podcast. Plus… the tip of the week!
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Tip of the Week: Watermelon on a Stick!
Turn your seasonal fruit into refreshing, cold popsicles for a hot summer day's treat! Like these watermelon popsicles.
“I have been buying what I thought was raw almonds and I just read an article that states all almonds have to be pasteurized even if they are labeled as raw: organic by steam and non organic by steam or some God awful chemical. Do you know of a source where truly raw almonds can be purchased, or is the steaming acceptable?”
Listen to this episode for my answer. And please do leave a comment if you have a source for truly raw almonds!
About Kris Bordessa
“Kris Bordessa is an author, avid gardener, and chicken wrangler. She lives with her family on the Island of Hawaii where she's successfully growing bananas, papaya, and assorted tropical fruits. She continues to strive for a successful tomato season in her cool, moist climate. She is the author of Off the Shelf and blogs at Attainable Sustainable.”
About Off the Shelf — Kris' Book
You can make pantry staples and snacks at home with quality ingredients for less! With 50+ recipes from well-known bloggers, this cookbook offers the perfect foil to our ingrained habits. Look through it and you’ll begin to see the possibilities. You’ll realize that much of what we’ve become accustomed to buying at the store can actually be made at home with better, fresher ingredients. While this recipe collection doesn’t aim to suit a specific diet, the recipes included are almost entirely vegetarian and most are gluten-free. Quite simply, it’s a collection of real food pantry staples that you can feel good about.
Photos of Kris' Homestead in Hawaii
Tomatoes and greens growing in Smart Pots, plus Kris' chickens. 🙂
- Attainable Sustainable — Kris' blog
- Kris' Homestead Tour on Hullabaloo Homestead
- Attainable Sustainable on Facebook
- Smart Pots — on Amazon.com
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