About Zoom Site

[Important note: This is not a professional website. I am not an expert on exotics plants. Not all flowers are edible, so be sure you know the flowers you are about to consume are safe for human consumption or allergic reaction. Readers are encouraged to confirm the information contained here with other sources.]

*Disclaimer: Zoom’s Edible Plants does not claim ownership in any of these pictures posted in this blog as well as most of the information UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Most of the pictures used are found through flickr and Internet. I don’t profit from my blog in any way.

This site is intended for informational/entertainment purposes only. Any images used within this site are copyright with the respective individuals. Credit has been given whenever possible for use of site content. If you are the trademark owner or copyright holder of a representation within this site and would like it removed, please feel free to contact me with any questions/concerns you may have.* Thank you! – Zoom

“If we want to understand ourselves, we must study the history of our ancestry.” Narvell Strickland

Hi everybody, I’m Zoom and I’d like to welcome you to the sacred plants of the ancient Mayans, Aztecs and Incas.

Our ancestors were hunters, gatherers, fishers, and farmers. Gathering wild plants and hunting wild animals is the most ancient of human subsistence patterns. In the modern world we tend to forget that food occurs naturally pretty much everywhere. Nature supplies lots of edible goodies if you only get out there and look for them. Since my teens, I have been fascinated with wild food foraging. That’s why I’ve created this website, to explore how our ancestors lived off the land. I was collecting recipes from friends, family and the internet world. I decided to post them to keep track of recipes that I tried and liked.

I know what you’re thinking: Just another crazy hippie!
Well, my friend, during my teenage years, I was a hippie girl enjoying the pleasures of foraged food. Let me share with you the best. Did you finally get bored of that Hamburger or Croissantwich, Fantastic! It wasn’t very good for you anyways. I suggest you try some of the foods from Meso-America, you might find out, the Indigenous peoples were right! In some countries (like mine) people have enjoyed the flavor of edible flowers for centuries. The squash blossom was one of the first edible flowers to become relatively common in the United States. Mesoamerican civilizations have been credited with having invented the greatest number of ways of eating and drinking ethnic plants products as well as the equipment and methods for preparing them. Do you dare to find pleasure in tasting the sacred plants of the ancient Aztecs, Mayans and Incas? Hey! Come on, why not? If you have one of the following available in your vegetable garden, maybe you too would enjoy the experience.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy exploring this site!

* I am really sorry about grammatical errors. I am not a professional writer. But thank you for reading it anyhow.

18 Responses to About Zoom Site

  1. bimbalo says:

    Guten tag…..Mrs. working girl whom own wonderful child & grandchild.
    I’ m living in Thailand ….and how about you.

  2. Sherezada says:

    I just stumbled across your blog, and had to tell you how fascinating it is. Last year I went on an (unsuccessful) quest to find acuyo herb for a mole recipe, so finding a whole blog devoted to Mesoamerican herbs just a treat. I’m looking forward to reading more!

    • zoom50 says:

      Thank you very much for taking the time to read my blog.
      This herb is extremely hard to find, but the huge latino green markets in CA makes Acuyo pretty easy to find. The Trade Fair Markets also had bunches of Acuyo for $2.99 each. If you can’t find it in the green market, you might find it there. Good luck!

      Have a wonderful evening! 🙂

  3. zoom50 says:

    Hi there…Welcome and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting – following you back and looking forward to browsing your blog.
    I hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Sora says:

    This is a very interesting blog. Indeed a wonderful idea.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. wally says:

    Very informative… interesting blog. I like it!

  6. June C says:

    Don’t know if you are still reading post to your blog but, if you are, I want to tell you how much I enjoyed my visti here. You have a most unusual but interesting articles

  7. Student says:


    Would like to ask permission to use garifuna girls pictures for educational purposes. Who should I ask? Thanks for any info.

  8. Dr. P.N> Ravindran says:

    Very good, informative. Can you give me the citation- how to refer to your column. Name, year etc. so that if required I can refer your blog in my papers/ books. Please do help.

    • PN Ravindran says:

      Please come out of the iron curtain, , tell who you are, so that when scientists like me want to include some point s from your articles we can refer the article and the author. Anonymous citations are irksome and hence this request. Please reply to my mail: DrPN Ravindran
      Thanks for the nice articles- they are my educative.
      NB: Can you share more info about the herbs and spices in use in latin America.

  9. Jordan Zjawiony says:

    Dear Zoom,

    I like the picture of Salvia divinorum posted on your page. I would like to use it in my review article for a book chapter. Will I get permission from you or from original author if you tell me who has a copyright for this picture. Thank you very much. I appreciate your help.
    Dr. Jordan Zjawiony

  10. Student :) says:

    I used this website for a project. It was super useful! Thanks so much!

  11. A Traveler's Mom says:

    You must have been a Euell Gibbons fan. I started reading his books again, but the drawing and photos are inadequate. Thanks for providing better details, for recognition.

  12. hai……if u r selling new fruits plant trees/please give me details avilabilty of plant

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