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, October 6, 2012

Last Call for Peppers and Tomatoes

It did not freeze last night like the weather guy predicted, but it will tonight. I assessed my peppers and tomatoes and still had hundreds on the vines, but they are not quite ready.

Upside down plants in one the sheds. My Risden mushing sled hangs in there, too. That's my old AZ truck plate.

I pulled them, shook the dirt from the roots, tied the plants to together and hung them upside down. The green ones should ripen.

Upside down peppers in the greenhouse.

I also dug up the elephant ears. I'll cut the stems close to the roots and will let them dry before storing in a bad full of vermiculite. That will keep them until next year.

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