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NATIVE COOKING

Brown Wusswaquatomineug (Walnut) Bread Walnuts, both black walnuts and butternuts, were prized by the Narragansetts in the Northeast for their oils. While growing, the black walnut... — Updated 10/14/2020

 

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Dear Friends and maybe a few relatives, this year is so different and not much fun being locked indoors since March in a self-quarantine. Hope things are easier for you. I'm sure... — Updated 8/6/2020

 

Early Summer Delights

Here's a nice early summer treat for you to enjoy! Wild Mushroom Appetizer 3 cups sliced assorted wild mushrooms (morels, cepes, oyster or imported varieties) Fresh lemon juice... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

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Dear Friends, Now that the craziness of the holidays is behind us we can take a big breath and consider what lies ahead-a great year I hope.  Every year at this time I peruse... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

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Rabbit, known as Mahtigwessin the Micmac language, is one of the small game that has been a staple of the Native diet. In rural areas, even today, beaver, ground hog, squirrel,... — Updated 4/8/2020

 

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Maple sap is dripping from a tree as the days turn warm and the nights are still freezing. When collected, sap is boiled down into syrup and is bottled at various stages of... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

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Brown Wusswaquatomineug (Walnut) Bread Walnuts, both black walnuts and butternuts, were prized by the Narragansetts in the Northeast for their oils. While growing, the black walnut... — Updated 11/4/2019

 

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Dear Friends, When visiting friends, I usually like to bring along a bean or other type of salad. It can be made the day before you need it and dressed with a simple vinaigrette... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

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May and June are the most beautiful months of the year. May always makes me think of my mother because her birthday is in May and so is Mother's Day. Then there is Cinco de Mayo... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

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Dear Alnobak (friends), I am sitting in front of my computer screen and watching the snow fall out the window just behind it. It is so beautiful but only because it is the first... — Updated 4/5/2019

 

Cranberries-An Original Native American Treat!

As Ecclesiastes 1:9 says, "There is no new thing under the sun." But nature's most simple edibles can be enjoyed in a myriad of ways. Take the cranberry, for example. This small,... — Updated 2/1/2019

 

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Dear Friends Nidobak, Seasons are changing again, they keep doing that! I have to say that fall is my favorite. Spring gives us the pink, yellow, white and purple lovely flowers,... — Updated 11/24/2018

 

Picnic Weather!

Lately I have been asking people, "What is the most memorable picnic you have ever had?" Most people remember where and when right away and what they ate. Others just sputter,... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

Easy to Make Summer Salads

Dear Nidobak [friends], I hope summer is finding you happy, healthy, and ready to say "yes" to any and all social invitations. Bring an "easy to make" summer salad. You probably hav... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

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I love strawberries, both wild and cultivated. Wild ones are small but contain more flavor than those big, beautiful ones in the market. Fragaria chiloensis is a coastal strawberry... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

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What does "Indian Life" mean anymore? To me it means "best life," which I try to live and know that others do too. It means living in harmony in all ways with nature and other human... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

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Here comes another year, another cycle, a clean slate and a new chance to feel happy. In Abenaki, happy is alamizwidahomgwad.   As an admitted “foodie,” each year I search and... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

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Dear Nidobak (friends), another year is slipping by, this time dropping changes left and right, both good and not so good. Even apple and pumpkin time is flying into eggnog and cand... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

Memories of summer delights and plans for harvest

Summer was so lovely with visits from lots of old and new friends. My mind is still dreaming about new ways to fix lobster and other seafood. However, with boxes and baskets of... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

Some Dishes go with Everything

Dear Nidobak(friends), Whenever the sun is out and you are, too, it is time for a party. You can be as formal and fancy as you’d like or keep it totally simple. I put some ideas... — Updated 7/15/2017

 

Native Cooking

The old adage "the more things change, the more they remain the same" has rarely been truer. So many ways to prepare things, all trying to be so different. Okay, so we give this a t... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

NATIVE COOKING

You may feel differently but I think this winter went quite fast and was so mild. It was a good year for zogalosobonek (maple sugar, sap or syrup). Even just a little in a recipe... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

Native Cooking

On cold winter days I always think of how hard it must have been for our ancestors who lived in inhospitable lands, how they struggled to keep warm and find food. I dare say they... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

Native Cooking

Greetings Nidobak! I hope life is going well for you. Harvest should be in, the kids happily back to school and everyone who likes to cook is in their kitchen. I like to stay... — Updated 11/14/2016

 

End of Salsa Time

I just blinked for a second and summer disappeared! Now, we have to think about school lunches, hay harvesting, all things ‘fall-ish’. That’s all right, every season has its own positive notes. There is a big ol’ movement... — Updated 9/9/2016

 

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