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“No Wasting” Corn-on-the-Cob by Cynthia Briscoe

Who doesn’t love corn on the cob? Raise your hand. What! No hands? Corn on the cob has to be one of the glories of summer fare. Picture picnics and watermelon, Fourth of July, baked beans and children gnawing their way across ears of corn like teeth on a typewriter carriage. The very first cooking class I ever had with the late, great macrobiotic teacher, Cornellia Aihara was a delicious summer meal that began with...

“Peach-boshi” – Making Umeboshi with Peaches? (Part 1) by Cynthia Briscoe

“Peach-boshi” – Making Umeboshi with Peaches? (Part 1) by Cynthia Briscoe The peach is my all-time favorite fruit.  I’m sure this is the result of childhood memories of climbing the peach tree with my Missouri farm cousin and picking only the ripest, juiciest, red-cheekiest, sun-warm peaches right off the tree. We delighted in the heavenly stickiness dripping from our mouths and down our...

CONDIMENTS: Dandelion Oily Miso

Dandelion Oily Miso Dandelion Oily Miso beneficial to the liver and gall bladder, builds red blood cells 4 cups dandelion greens chopped into 1/4 inch piece 1 Tablespoon sesame oil 1 Tablespoon barley miso 1.  Wash dandelion, drain and cut into small pieces.  Separate roots and greens if using the whole plant. 2.  Warm oil in a heavy skillet. 3.  Add dandelion roots first, then greens. Sauté the roots first until...

Wild Foods Recipes

Welcome Weeds Clear the Way for Spring By Cynthia Briscoe As we begin to loosen from our cocoons of warm blankets and wool sweaters to venture out and enjoy the first stirrings of spring, it’s a good time to do the same internally with our blood quality.  As you clear last year’s debris from the garden, or perhaps take a spring walk through areas less traveled, pay attention to the vegetation that rears up from the...

Know Your Physical Limitations: A Lesson from Herman by David Briscoe

Know Your Physical Limitations:  A Lesson From Herman Aihara by David Briscoe Freedom is a wonderful thing. It is wonderful to feel unlimited. Even the prisoner in solitary confinement can be free in his imagination. Our culture teaches us to think of ourselves as free and unlimited. But we are actually free only in spirit. Physically, we are not free or unlimited. Probably one of Herman’s most powerful,...

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