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A Blogging Hiatus Mode

I want to let you readers know that my blog will be on hiatus for a while. Lately I have been busy with so many things outside the blogging, it burns me out. Choices are not always easily made, and … Continue reading

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Be Skeptical but Don’t Close your Mind

The prophecies about the year 2012 we attribute to the Mayans have their root in the writings of one Mayan philosopher, Pacal Votan, also known as the Sage King of the Classic Maya. Votan predicted that December 21, 2012 will … Continue reading

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Genipapo /Genip/Genipa americana

The Hair Dye You Can Eat Huito fruit grows across the Caribbean and all the way down to Peru. When ripe, it’s popular as a flavor for preserves and ice cream, but when it’s still green the geniposidic acid it … Continue reading

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Colorful, flavorful, healthy: Root Vegetables

Historically root vegetables were fare for peasants and the poor. It’s surprising that the nobility and elite didn’t hoard all of that delicious beauty for themselves. In general, root vegetables have no fat and are low in calories. They can … Continue reading

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Arazá/Araca Boi /Eugenia stipitata

A wonder from the Amazonas! Araza is an extremely rare New World fruit that is not widely known even in Amazonia Brazil where it is native. Eugenia stipitata includes two subspecies: stipitata, from the state of Acre in Brazil, and … Continue reading

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100,000 Visitors! – A Special Thank You.

My blog seems to have reached 100,000 hits. I’d like to take a moment to thank absolutely everybody who has been a friend to this page. It’s nice to know that there are so many people out there who care … Continue reading

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March is Women Month

National Women’s History Month’s roots go back to March 8, 1857, when women from New York City factories staged a protest over working conditions. International Women’s Day was first observed in 1909, but it wasn’t until 1981 that Congress established … Continue reading

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Murtilla/Tazziberry/Ugni Molinae

Ugni molinae is a shrub native to Chile and adjacent regions of southern Argentina. The Mapuche native american name is “Uñi”, and Spanish names include “Murta” and “Murtilla” (“little myrtle”); and the “Ugni” is also sometimes known as “Chilean guava” … Continue reading

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Papalisa/Ulluco/Ullucus tuberosus

Holluco is a traditional staple food crop grown northern Argentina to Venezuela at elevations between 2,400 and 4,200 metres. As one of the “lost crops” used by the Incas it is still grown and eaten today, mainly by subsistence farmers. … Continue reading

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Nalca/Giant Rhubarb /Gunnera tinctoria

Gunnera is a truly ancient plant, having evolved some 150 million years ago, around the time of the dinosaurs. Named after Norwegian botanist Johan Ernst Gunnerus (who, by the way, described the basking shark and gave it its scientific name, … Continue reading

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