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Hearty Herbal Granola

INGREDIENTS: Raw Cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, dried apricot, apple bananas, coconut, raw local honey, Kauai Farmacy Love Potion Tea, ground cinnamon, lychees or local seasonal fruit of choice, spring water or coconut water (all organic).

SERVINGS: four

KITCHEN TOOLS: High-speed blender (Vitamix), sharp knife and cutting board.

MILK RECIPE: *Option one: Coconut Milk – Place 1+ cups of soft coconut meat in high-speed blender; add 2 tablespoons of Kauai Farmacy Love Potion Tea; fill blender to fill-line with spring water or fresh coconut water; blend thoroughly.

*Option two: Nutmilk – Place 1.5 cups raw, organic cashews (or nut of choice) in high-speed blender; add 2 tablespoons of Kauai Farmacy Love Potion Tea; fill blender to fill-line with spring water or fresh coconut water; blend thoroughly.

GRANOLA RECIPE: Place coarse-chopped medley of raw, organic nuts in 4 serving bowls; fine-chop 5 dried apricots and slice 4 apple bananas; add fruit to nuts; pour nutmilk over fruit and nut mix just prior to serving; dust with fresh, ground cinnamon; drizzle honey to taste; dress with apple banana sliced long-ways; Enjoy!

KAUAI FARMACY HERBS IN THIS RECIPE: Love Potion Tea –  Tulsi, Ginger, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Allspice, Cacao, Ashwagandha, Gotu Kola.

Is Your Basket Half Full or Half Empty?

Is your basket half full or half empty?
Harvesting Tulsi (aka Holy Basil) and taking in the sweet and fragrant aroma of the Tulsi blossoms. There’s something magical about hand-harvesting these herbs; there is an energetic exchange of gratitude that takes place.

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The plants are happier and healthier when culled and pruned; and we collectively are happier and healthier when receiving their nutritional and medicinal offerings.

This bounty of medicine will make its way into the solar dehydrators where they will be slow-cured in raw form. These dehydrated leaves and blossoms will greet our herbalists and tea-makers in a few days time (some herbs can take up to a week), when the plants are at their highest concentration levels of vitamins and minerals. These potent loose Tulsi leaves will be blended with other Kauai Farmacy garden herbs into masterful healing blends like our Love Potion (chai-flavored) tea and our Children’s Wellness (sweet, hibiscus-flavored) tea.
From these baskets to your cup in less than two weeks time is unheard of when it comes to the art of herbal tea-making and plant medicine. We do this because we believe that this is the ultimate way to preserve the true intention of the plants, along with its subtle yet powerful consciousness.

Love, the Kauai Farmacy Team. xoxoxo

Another Kind of Wealth

Flashback photo of a market in india

I took this photo about 12 years ago when Doug and I were trekking across Rajasthan INDIA. Rajasthan literally translates into “The Land of the Kings”. This photo captures metaphorically and literally genuine WEALTH; Not the kind based on global statistics; not the kind that is measured in minted coins and printed dollar bills; But instead, the wealth that comes from a vibrant economy producing abundant foods, spices, and plant medicine; ultimately translating into the health and well-being of a community as a whole.

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Tulsi Holy Basil – This Plant Changed Our Lives

Tulsi Holy Basil – Kauai Farmacy’s Elixir of Life:

This plant has changed our lives! Tulsi, otherwise known as the Holy Basil plant, is a daily herbal tonic that has helped heal me and my family. Tulsi is now the most prolific plant in our gardens. This plant makes its way into the herbal medicine, supplements, culinary powders we grow here on the Garden Island of Kauai, Hawaii; Through a thoughtful, environmentally-friendly and loving process that exceeds all others of its kind, this plant makes its way from seed to cups around the world.

This video is will take you into the depths of this ‘elixir of life’ through the vision of Kauai Farmacy’s family-farm. Feel More Alive with Tulsi!

Savory Pineapple Snack

Simple, simple, simple and delicious. Already amazing pineapple is made just that much better with a sprinkling of Savory blend. It gives your tongue a break from the sweetness and a little something else to delight over.

Cut pineapple. Just add Savory. Enjoy!

Ingredients: Oregano, Tulsi, Tarragon, Thyme, Rosemary, and Sage

Savory Pineapple