Tag Archives: horno cooking

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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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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Using our horno for Thanksgiving turkeys and meat

Its that time of year again!  Thanksgiving!  Even though we are not pilgrims and our ancestors were in northern New Mexico before Plymouth Rock, we still like to get together, give thanks, and feast!  We figured this will be the … 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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