Tag Archives: chicos

Eating and dehydrating horno-roasted chicos

Opening the horno is like opening a present at Christmas, except you know what it is.  The smell is the best: delicate cedar smoke enfused with the smell of sweet corn and earth.This corn is the second generation of an … Continue reading

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AIRE provides chicos for student luncheon

A recent development in our programmatic activity is trying to figure out the best way to bring these food traditions and products to the most number of students possible.  We had the students participate in the planting, care, and harvest … Continue reading

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Desgranando (shelling) chicos

Today we brought down about half of our chicos hanging from the rafters in the porch.  We untied the strings holding them together and put the loose cobs in the cajete above.  We then use one cob against the other … Continue reading

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Processing and eating chicos

After we have had our fill of fresh roasted chicos with butter, salt, chile, lemon pepper, and other toppings, we have to get to work on stringing up the chicos so that they can dry completely.  We use needles that … Continue reading

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Parr Field Garden Project harvest event

     Today was a big day for Parr Field: the harvest of maize for our chicos/harvest celebration tonight!  This year was a better harvest than last year for at least two reasons.  The first is that we harvested a … Continue reading

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Parr Field Garden Project harvest event

Today was a big day for Parr Field: the harvest of maize for our chicos/harvest celebration tonight!  This year was a better harvest than last year for at least two reasons.  The first is that we harvested a lot more … Continue reading

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