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April Sixth, ’18 Fire for Everyone and Everything

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Trial by Fire

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Once out touring I soon discovered the pleasure of soaking at the wide array of hot springs. In the Kootenay’s of British Columbia my friends Max and Virginia had a wood fired sauna. The Doukhobors settled the Slocan Valley and first of firsts was building a sauna. Wood fired, buried in river rock, and generous buckets of water tossed atop allowed a hard working soul useful heat and steam that they could use for purposes of easing aches and scrubbing skin clean. I built my own sauna in Camp Verde, Arizona.

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Hot water for the two hot dogs in Key West

About the same time I’d come to be friends with locals who had grown up barbecuing with mesquite. Once you’ve been down this road you’ll be hard pressed to take any other.

Now a good outdoor earthen oven is in our future. We’ll bake breads, pies and pizzas. Fire roasted vegetables can be cooked to a fine delectability. Once the oven cools we’ll dry fresh sliced fruits and vegetables and store in jars for use in salads on days we won’t be building a fire.

We’re both passionate about the flavors found in foods cooked by wood fire. So this is our way of expanding our menu and making cooking an adventure. A lot of our journey is being taken up with expanding what we prepare to eat. We can surf around to specialty food suppliers and buy anything we might want.

It’s Friday and we’re battening down for our pineapple express, fixing some hibiscus tea, turning a few pages to our favorite hard bounds notching our idle time while waiting for the sunny breaks, news dumps and other politically inspired bimbo eruptions.

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Sincerely yours

Edited Red Star

 

April 5th,’18 Blue Corn Blue Vegan Shoes

Starting Here Starting Now

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Busker Believing Navajo Blue Corn 

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You’ve Got to Look Into Things

There is a connection between a street show and eating a whole food plant based meal. You can eat more, better, new or same. Like many of you I’ve too often picked same. The ruts to the Oregon Trail and my dietary habits look like impossible to surgically separate Siamese twins.

I’m trying to do what I can to maintain my health. Whiskey, Marlboros and jumbo sized banana splits are off my preferred list. Replacing these finer things from another era are kale, arugula and hibiscus tea.

That will take the comedy right out of the entire stinking tragic mess called life faster than getting eighty-sixed from Joe’s Spic and Span Café in Salt Lake City, Utah because there isn’t nothing you can eat— unless you can tolerate heaps of salt, sugar and saturated fat without needing to go immediately to the emergency room due to the signs of malaise being exhibited by your flagging spirits and low pulse.

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Pretty as a Peacock

Eating can be an exploration. If you can find it in the corner 7-11 then put that on the list of things you will not eat and put all things you can’t find in those isles on the list of things you can. That’s simple enough.

So for starters how about some blue corn tortillas? Better still how about growing a crop up in the Navajo Nation? A simple rule of thumb goes like this: if it is a plant and darker in color it is likely more nutritious. So, is blue corn got that hot little better for you going for it?—-  “Researchers found blue corn tortillas contain 20% more protein than their white corn counterparts. They also have less starch and a lower glycemic index (GI), which may be good news for humankind.”

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Plain as Day Rumpled as an Afternoon

I’m going to go out on the limb of a cornstalk and just state flat out that blue corn’s better in every kind of way for you than that pale to bright yellow corn we toss to hogs and fatten cattle with.

Tomorrow we’ll delve into the virtues of earthen ovens ancient indigenous man used for fire roasting food. Appears the Anasazi were eating pepper and goat cheese encrusted pizza several hundreds of years before Elvis first shook his hips with such licentiousness that all the women in my family fell strangely silent, sad, lonely and ultimately hungry for things I didn’t know even existed. That’s tomorrow… come on back to this crackling fire of a tall tale you hounds for peace, freedom and hot almond milk lattes.

Edited Red Star