And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
George Carlin was wrong - there is blue food!ReplyDelete
Every Thanksgiving eve I will make shrimp and grits. I have a very good recipe that will be better than most restaurants. I try to change it up every once in a while. Last year it was Shrimp, Scallops, and Grits. For or five years back I got some of the Cherokee Blue corn seed planted in a 5" grid in a 4'x12' raised bed along with pole beans. I tried a couple of young ears on the grill and it had the field corn taste with no sweetness. I let it mature out and dry out where I shelled it where I had almost a gallon of corn. I had it milled into grits and bagged into 2 lb bags where I had just under 10 pounds. The Thanksgiving Eve Shrimp and Grits had pink prawns and blue grits with the white cream gravy where it was a big hit. I sent a bag of blue grits home with both nieces and my daughter. I had about 3 pounds left that took till the next corn harvest to use up. You can buy grits for $3 for a pound and a half. The blue grits cost me about $6 a pound when you figure the seed, fertilizer, and grinding. This did not include the watering or labor.ReplyDelete
tsquared. Can you share your source for the seed corn and maybe your recipe?ReplyDelete
I have not seen Indian corn in my local grocery stores for several years, maybe 10.ReplyDelete
All corn is GMO over the centuries.ReplyDelete
Andean Black Corn is actually purple in color and is a Peruvian variety of corn. Dried black corn is readily available frozen on-the-cob or as bagged kernels in most "Latin" stores. Frozen black corn may be used in preparing "scratch" recipes for the following items.ReplyDelete
Andean corn is used to prepare a purple corn puree combined with spices including cinnamon, vanilla and dried plums to create a pudding like dessert called “mazamorra morada”. Served warm, "mazamorra" is typically accompanied with creamy rice pudding. "Mazamorra Morada" is readily available in Latin" stores as a dried jello-like mix.
Another product of purple corn is "chicha morada". Served cold, "chicha" is a refreshing drink served over chopped apples or pineapple. Commercially available in "Latin" stores in bottles or as a dried kool-aid like mix.
"Maza" is also a purple corn flour used as a substitute for wheat flour.
"Chicha" is also another variety of corn used make a home-brew beer like drink and "Chicha de Jora". Chicha de Jora is also commercially available as a bottled marinade that's used in preparing chicken, beef or goat.