Traditional Foods

"Traditional" in the context of these projects means pre-contact foods. No beef, mutton, goat, chicken, pork, milk, butter, cream, wheat flour (no fry bread), rye, barley, okra, black-eyed peas, or any other "Old World" food that many of us have lovingly incorporated into our diets and tribal cultures. No processed foods (Doritoes, Lays Chips, etc), even if the base is corn or potatoes. No chocolate unless it is unsweetened cacao or sweetened with honey from the Melipona bee, fruit, stevia, camas or agave. Be adventurous and try unfamiliar foods! There are many foods to choose from. My American Indian Health and Diet Project site lists and defines many of them.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Tomatoes, peppers, pea and fennel.
There are many sprouts in my greehouse these days. I used biodegradeable pots from Dollar General for many of them. That way the plants go right into the ground without having their roots disturbed. It's supposed to frost tonight so I'll wait another two weeks before moving anything to the outdoor gardens.
Temps in the greenhouse soar to over 100 degrees by mid-morning so I have to remember to open the doors and windows. 
Loofa gourds, peppers, more tomatoes

Various peppers

Onions in top left bag, carrots in the right one. Tomatoes in the foreground.

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