Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ma-Hinch /Milkweed/ Asclepias Syriaca

Feeling Wild? Note: The orange-flowered milkweed, Asclepias Tuberosa is poisonous to humans.  Common milkweed, Asclepias Syriaca is pale pinky-burgundy flowers. You may want to read a very interesting article Check out here. Foraging as a subsistence method was the primary … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Chayote/ Vegetable pear/ Sechium Edule

Today, I present another mystery Mesoamerica vegetable called Chayote. Cha-what? I know is a weird word, but easy to pronounce, chah-yoh-teh. Chayote is originally native to Mesoamerica, but has been introduced as a crop worldwide. The main growing regions are … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Oca/New Zealand yam /Oxalis Tuberosa

The original species was Oxalis Acetosella Linnæus, widely distributed in the northern hemisphere, and called wood sorrel because it thrives in forests. Like many species it bears three leaflets, and thus is called a shamrock. Most species are perennial herbs, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Huazontle/Pigweed /Chenopodium Berlandieri

You’ve gotta respect Huazontle. Chenopodium Berlandieri leaves and stems are edible and absolutely delicious, with a flavor that can be compared to spinach or chard. Contains large amounts of calcium and Vitamin A and compare in nutritive value to approximately … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Quinua /Quinoa/ Chenopodium Quinoa

The quinoa plant is native to the Andean regions of Peru, Bolivia and Chile on the continent of South America. There are many different types of quinoa, particularly wild quinoa which grow today. While wild quinoa has been cultivated as … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments

Spirulina and Cochayuyo

Anyone for Sea vegetables? Seaweeds are Marine Algae growing on the shores of our beautiful planet, covered mostly by water. There are thousands of species but only a handful of these prime edibles. Humans have been using seaweed for food, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Chile Campana/Bell Pepper/Capsicum Annuum

Yum-O! Stuffed pepper’s cooking! I love Rachel Ray… and I love her Yum-o cooking. I’ve been a fan of Ray’s since day one and continue to enjoy 30 Minute Meals and her magazine on a regular basis. That’s why I … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Maca/Lepidium meyenii

People all over the world have been claiming that the so-called aphrodisiacs like oysters, chocolate, etc enhance sex drive. Really. Well, that’s what they’re saying. Could this be true? It couldn’t hurt to have a boost in the bedroom, right? … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Hello world!

Hello my friends, excuse the mess! I’ve just moved in to my new blog. Some of my posts and images inside the posts transferred messy. Hopefully I’ll get the rest ironed out over the next few months. Thank you for … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Coca/Coca/ Erythroxylum Coca

Coca tea, anyone? ……. what? Yes my dears readers, relax. I know what you are thinking – Did you ever heard about the coca tea plant, also called mate de coca? well, Mate de Coca is a tisane (herbal tea) … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments