Tom Haile wrote:For making coffee. I put medium ground coffee in a big mason jar filled with water and put it in the frig for a day. Then I strain out a cup. Cold brew coffee eliminates the need for a heat source.
Has anyone tried sun brewed coffee?
Sharon Carson wrote:Thanks for the educational tips .I never thought of honey as acid. I usually do a similar thing by simmerring herbs on my wood cookstove but only with roots or things like rosehips . I usually make infusions and use raw honey to sweeten when using medicinal herbs . I grow my own elder for ease of harvest and to be sure its "Clean' I never wash my fruits (berries). I rub the berrys off and make tinctures, dry them or make wine . Have you ever worked with high bush cranberries? (Crampbark) ?
Roberta Wilkinson wrote:If you can get a hold of John Pollock and he invites you up to his place, I would go. He's got a great setup and is an enjoyable guy to chat with. He doesn't do formal tours or anything though, I just emailed him through his website and he invited us out. He also vends at the Kula farmers market, which is a great truly local market, all organic. It's at Waipuna Chapel on Omaopio Rd on Wednesdays.
Roberta Wilkinson wrote:We'll be on Maui visiting my mom from January 16th to the 30th, and would love suggestions of farms, markets, or other places of interest we might want to visit. In the past we've gone up to John Pollock's Rancho Relaxo, Surfing Goat Creamery (not really permie, but yummy fresh cheese), a place where a guy has a sawmill set up and mills local wood into bajillion dollar tables for the mainland, and we like to hit the Makawao farmer's market for groceries. It kind of seems like we've covered everyplace that has an easily google-able website at this point.
We'll be staying in Kihei, but we're happy to drive pretty much anywhere that won't violate our car rental contract. ;P
Leads on food would be very welcome. We're not big on grocery store food in the first place, and island grocery store food tends to be both less fresh *and* more expensive, which is just plain sad. Fresh eggs would be amazing.
So, what things should some wandering permies, enjoying the weather but also a little homesick for their homestead lifestyle, do and see?