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Northern Youth Project visits Sol Feliz Farm

Today we received a visit from some incredible young people from the Abiquiu area that are part of a program called the Northern Youth Project.  With ages ranging from 5 to 14, these young people have been spending the summer … Continue reading

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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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Processing blue corn for atole

This is blue corn we harvested at the end of the growing season in 2013.  It came from 7 rows that were approximately 80 feet long.  After desgrando el maiz, or shelling the corn, we poured it in front of … 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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Thanksgiving Feast at Chrysalis

And this is the day it all came together!  In the above an following pictures you can feast your eyes on the delectable lunch that was the culmination of this year’s growing season.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we have … Continue reading

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More Thanksgiving Feast preparations

Today we take the roasted squash from our last workshop and make it into pie filling.  In addition to the squash, we used eggs, condensed milk, sugar, and “Pumpkin Pie” spice.  The ingredients are put in the mixer and the … Continue reading

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More preparations for our Thanksgiving Feast

Today we continued our activity of turning our calabasa mexicana (local winter squash) harvest into pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving.  As before, we open the squash with a knife and take out all the pulp and seeds, saving the seeds for … Continue reading

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Processing squash for pies

Today was the beginning of getting our squash harvest ready for pumpkin pies!  We also have plans for soup, bread, pancakes, and pumpkin rolls using this same method.  First we cut open the squash.  Sometimes with a native squash this … 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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Making chicos I

At what point are we actually making chicos?  It could be said that we were making chicos when we planted in May…  Or maybe we weren’t making chicos until the horno is ready and as seen above, we started wetting … Continue reading

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