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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.