I had the wonderful opportunity to go to the Great Lakes Intertribal Food Summit hosted at the Jijak Foundation at Gun Lake Pottawatami, Michigan. Where I got to work with and meet some incredible indigenous chefs and cooks, including Kristina Stanley from Brown Rice And Honey! Kristina is very creative in the kitchen finding wonderful … More Healthy Treats; Indigenous Ingredients in Baking
The thing I love most about being home-schooled is that I get to travel a lot and learn from many of my wonderful food mentors about the things that I am very passionate about, like unique indigenous foods, native culture and creative culinary art. Last month my family and I went to the Food Sovereignty … More Learning from the best
Last weekend I got invited to do a youth food cooking demo at the 14th annual Indigenous Farming Conference. This event is located at Maplelag, which is a cross country ski resort in northern MN. The indigenous peoples of this land are Ojibwe ( Anishanaabe). My family and I had a great time and learned … More Sharing the the abundance; Indigenous Farming Conference 2017
Last week my family and I went to EcoFarm at Asilomar State Park in Pacifac Grove CA. EcoFarm is a conference where farmers, gardeners, activists, chefs and foodies come together to celebrate organic food and farming and to share new ideas on how to feed ourselves sustainably! At EcoFarm, OSA (Organic Seed Alliance) hosted a … More Celebrate Squash!
Every year my family and I have a tradition of making tamales to celebrate mid-winter. We all gather around the kitchen table that is covered in colorful bowls of fillings and masa dough, we laugh and talk as we scoop up handfuls of masa dough made from last years corn that we grew in our … More Tamales, tasty little bundles of happiness
Don’t you love the smell vanilla beans! Vanilla is such a versatile spice you can use it in ice cream, baking and even perfume. Here are a couple fun facts about vanilla! – The Totonac people, who inhabit the East coast of Mexico in present-day state of Veracruz were the first to cultivate vanilla. – … More Vanilla, a fragrant orchid from Mesoamerica
Corn has always been a central part of me and my family’s life. Growing up on a farm in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of CA, we have always grown a couple of different varieties of heirloom corn every season. Some of my favorite varieties are Strawberry Popcorn, Mohawk Red Bread Flour Corn, Navajo Robins Egg … More Corn Mother’s Gifts