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The Darker Side of Corn

hweet-lah-KOH-chay also: cuitlacoche or xuitlacoche When the milpas become ready for harvest… the corn (maiz), the vines of beans that have wound around the corn stalks, the squashes that weave through the…Read More

Pesky Purslane

Pesky Purslane

Verdolagas   bvair-doh-LA-gahz When I lived on a rural property in Ontario, I battled purslane in my perennial garden every summer. There was no end to the determined fleshy stems that put down…Read More

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Indigenous Eating: Chilacayote

cheel-a-ka-YO-teh Indigenous Species: Curcubita ficifolia The genus Curcubita includes the edible-skinned summer squash, the pumpkins, and gourds. All are indigenous to the New World. The name of this particular variety is derived…Read More

Yogurt-Avocado dip with zip

Yogurt-Avocado dip with zip

A crudite platter I  prepared for a client’s party. There’s a combination of crisp-blanched, fresh, and grilled vegetables. The dip is great as a sauce as well… on chicken, fish, or a…Read More