Saturday, October 17, 2009

We've moved!

The blog has migrated to:

And Slow Food O‘ahu's official site is

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Slow Food Oahu Outreach

Slow Food Oahu participated in Hawaii Conservation Week sponsored by the Hawaii Conservation Alliance at the ING Cafe in Waikiki August 1. Along with approximately 20 other exhibitors committed to the preservation of Hawaii's ecosystem, Slow Food Oahu was present with literature, information, and a food tasting demonstration. Slow Food Oahu's philosophy of sustainable agriculture blended well with other groups concerned with sustainability of the environment and capped two weeks of public outreach at the Farm Fair at the Bishop Museum (July 18-19) and the Green Market in Downtown Honolulu (July 25).

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Molokai Trip: Fishpond, Kumu Farms, Pu'u O Hoku Ranch

The Slow Food Oahu group at Kumu Farms.

Beautiful herbs growing at Kumu

Emanuela tells us how she finds her way to Molokai, via Italy and California.

An old fishpond...

...with the mangrove creeping in.

...and Duke collecting opihi (which they later put back).

Jack Spruance of Pu'u O Hoku Ranch gives us a tour.

Some of the beautiful veggies from the ranch for dinner.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tomato Patch Luncheon at North Shore Farms

Here are pictures from a beautiful day on the North Shore, on Jeanne Vana's farm with good food and good company.

Jeanne Vana's beautiful tomatoes.

Michelle and Jeanne.

Roasted tomatoes and tomato preserves that we couldn't get enough of!

A tomato bar.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Olomana Gardens

Last Sunday, Slow Foodies convened at Olomana Gardens in Waimanalo. This organic farm is a rather fascinating place--it integrates worm composting, raised bed gardening, aquaponics, and livestock raising. UH Outreach has contracted with Olomana Gardens to do most of their noncredit gardening classes.

Below, Glenn Martinez with just a few of his feathered friends...

Michelle Phillips with the biggest papaya tree anyone's ever seen.

Aquaponics in action.

A good worm moment (versus the bad worm moments when worms are escaping from my bin)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Paepae O He‘eia

Our annual membership meeting on Saturday turned out to be less a meeting than a leisurely day spent touring the fishponds, preparing our food, talking story over poi pounding, and of course, eating.

Below, Slow Foodies preparing food.

Steve, a regular volunteer at the fishponds, holds out a Samoan crab.

Keli‘i, community coordinator for the fishpond, takes us on a tour.

Daniel Anthony, speed pounder.

Australian mullet, an invasive species, and oh-so-ono!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fish Auction

To get you excited about our upcoming Fish Auction tour, here are a few more pictures from our last trip.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Waialua, Saturday, 2/21

Hello SFoodies,
Here's our next adventure for February.
On Saturday, 2/21 we have an excursion planned for Waialua. We will need to meet at the Waialua Sugar Mill Market around 8:15 am. The market opens at 8:30. It's a small market and things sell out rather quickly.
At 9am we will do a coffee tasting at the Sugar Mill, at 10am we will visit a cacao farm nearby and at 11am we're off to see the Waialua Sodaworks.
Those who are interested can have lunch after the tour at El Palenque in Wahiawa, one of O'ahu's most authentic Mexican restaurants.
Cost is $5 for current SF members, $10 for non-members. Please send reservations with your checks to Michelle (see address below).
Once you sign up we can put you in touch with others, so carpooling will be easy.
michelle phillips
903 maunawili circle
kailua, hi 96734

Kookies Thai Restaurant

Upcoming Slow Food O'ahu event:

Kookies Thai Restaurant

1326 Middle Street (the review in the Weekly stated the address incorrectly as

326 Middle Street)

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2008

Time: 1PM

Cost: $20 per person, including tax and tip

Limited to 16 people.

Kookie will decide on the menu based on what's freshest at the market, but please indicate your spice tolerance and if there is a favorite Thai dish that you can't find in other Hawaii restaurants, Nanette will let Kookie know.

For those who enjoy beer, Sigha is excellent and readily available in supermarkets, Longs, etc. There will be no corkage fees.

Please RSVP to Nanette Geller:

Monday, January 19, 2009

SFO KCCSF joint potluck

Sang-Ryong Park, Pamela Farris and Gida Snyder (President of KCCSF)

Fresh ahi tuna pasta sauce

Friday, January 16, 2009

Potluck January 18th

from our president
Dear O'ahu Slow Foodies,

Our first event of the year is a joint potluck with SFO and SFKCC. It will be held Sunday January 18th at 1pm at Ezio's building at 1212 Nuuanu --in the wonderful party room on the 8th floor, between the koi ponds.

Giampiero and Ezio will show us how to prepare Hawaiian ahi Italian style--marinated in olive oil and as a mousse. I will bring my pasta maker for a short demonstration of the extruding method and the use of pasta dies.

Please RSVP by January 15th with Rachael at so that we can get an accurate head count. We will need to supply your names to the security guard so that he will let you in. Also, please bring your own plates, utensils, etc.

Happy and slow new year to you all,