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Enjoy & Aloha!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Working Video of Kiwi Shamrocks

YouTube aborted the encoding after trying for so long, and still having issues with upload, so I did a compressed, lower resolution version that is cropped a bit weirdly in Facebook, but at least you'll have the content...


Janie makes shamrocks out of kiwi using straight cuts exclusively. This method can be used with cucumbers, zucchini, and other green fruits and veggies as well.

Kiwi Shamrocks for St. Patrick's Day

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! :)

So, I made a video of how to make shamrocks out of Kiwi for St. Patrick's Day, and tried to upload it yesterday to my YouTube channel ... unfortunately the upload process wasn't working properly and the video wouldn't process. Apparently they were changing the upload page and disabled part of it before updating the links to it from everyone's account, so some of us were left without the ability to upload. I've gotten it as far as I can for now, and it says it's processing, however I cannot tell if it truly is or not 'cause I don't get the status bar or anything. I can get the embed code and URL though, so I'll put it in here in case it finishes processing before I get up again. Now I'm gonna' go back to sleep.

Enjoy and Aloha! :)


Janie makes shamrocks out of kiwi exclusively using straight cuts. This method can be used with cucumbers, zucchini, and other green fruits and veggies as well.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Updating a bit in next couple of weeks with videos! :)

I've been trying to video what I get each week along with anyone that's with me at the time. I had held up the publishing of them for a bit 'cause some of them had audio difficulties and I was waiting to see if I could figure out how to fix them and/or get Rel or Darrel to do it. It wasn't happening for long enough that I figured I'd just put 'em up anyway. I'm gradually catching up with them.

In the meantime I also did a couple of recipe videos, one of which was very long 'cause it included me experimenting with things a bit. I haven't posted that in full-length yet, but will as soon as I add in a bit of music. I just learned how to add and edit music in program I've started to use for this. I have a shorter version of that video as well as another one up already and have edited another excerpt from the long one for another video I'm about to release this week. It's the first one I have music in. Yay! :)

So, anyway, I've been working on learning how to film and edit videos myself so that I can get them done better and more consistently. It seems to be a good medium for recipes and such so I'm excited about the possibilities. I'm still working out the kinks, but will be releasing stuff in the meantime as I work it out. And I'll continue to do the Food for the Week-ish series casually as well.

I'm posting videos on the date they were filmed rather than the date I posted them for easier archiving reference, so you'll need to look "back in time" on here from this post to see the stuff I've already filmed.

Who knows, maybe I'll even type some writing here too, hehe. Stranger things have happened. LOL ;)


Enjoy & Aloha! :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Food For Week-ish 9: Feb 15, 2012

Janie and Zack show what food they got at the farmer's market to eat for the week. Zack shows akee he got and talks about it some. Otherwise this is a quick one this time.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines Day Fruit and Veggie Hearts: Short Version

Janie shows how to cut tomatoes, zucchini and cucumbers to create simple, unique and fun hearts for Valentine's Day or general heart usage. This is a shortened version for Valentine's Day release.

Longer version will be available later which includes more instruction and more fruits and veggies, experiments with additional ideas as they flow, shows a fun way to ribbon lettuce, and gives you many ideas of how to display and use the hearts with meals.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Food For Week-ish 8: Feb 8, 2012

Janie shows what food Darrel and she got at the farmer's market to eat for the week as well as some flowers for Valentine's Day. We didn't go back to the farm that day so filmed it inside and had technical difficulties with the camera microphone part-way through. I tried to fix the sound as best I could when editing, but I'm still a beginner. I decided to just release it and figure something's better than nothing. We're switching to the official video camera for these next week which should help.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Food For Week-ish 7: Feb 1, 2012

Janie shows what food Darrel and she got at the farmer's market to eat for the week. We're on foot and bus this time and are limited with how much we'd be allowed to take on the bus. See what we do manage to take on the bus.


Yeah, our truck broke down so we had to just grab what we could and get to market. We had trouble the week before too, but got that fixed. We got this fixed too, but not in time for market.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Food For Week-ish 6: Jan 25, 2012

Sorry for the wind noise on this one again. We were in a bit of a hurry this day. Janie shows what food Darrel, Zack and she got at the farmer's market and are going to be eating for the week. Zack joins in later and we discuss the plantain starts as well.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Food For Week-ish 5: Jan18, 2012

Sorry for the wind noise on this one. Janie and Zack discuss chayote squash, ice cream bananas, and popoulu, while showing what food they got at the farmer's market to eat for the week.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Food For Week-ish 4: Jan11, 2012

Janie and Zack discuss different types of bananas, and show what food they got at the farmer's market, foraged, and harvested to eat for the week.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Food For the Week-ish III: Jan. 4th with Jungle Janie, Zack and Darrel

What Zack, Darrel and Jungle Janie got at the farmer's market Jan. 4, 2012, and a little about what else Zack and Janie will be getting to eat for the week. I've put the post date the same date as it was filmed instead of the day I actually posted this for better archiving reference. Enjoy! :)