Lynne was intrigued by the Maiz Morado (purple corn) used to make this vitamin-rich, natural, and delicious house specialty of the Peruvian restaurant Andina. The recipe makes a large amount but could be easily reduced by half or three-quarters.
It is said that the prophet Mohammed brought this shrub-flower into existence when he threw his shirt over a mallow plant to dry. Under the rays of the sun, a marvelous transformation occurred to honor Mohammed; in the place of the mallow, a beautiful red flower bloomed. Yellow is for psychic insight while pink is for romance and health. Five is the number of awareness and mystical endeavors.
This is a curative formula traditionally used in Chinese households as a specific remedy for curing colds, flu, and other bronchial ailments of the "cold type."
Serve by pouring into ice-filled glasses. Garnish with fresh mint and lemon.
This cooler is an old standby at our house. With no alcohol, no sugar and lots of tart-sweet citrus, it’s what to drink when the heat index is up in the stratosphere. As you sip, the mint leaves are bruised by the ice cubes just enough to let loose some of that cool snap.
This traditional pastime is a fun and easy method of divination that's perfect for those long gossipy talks with friends over a steaming cup of coffee, whether at your kitchen table or at the corner café.
We serve this refreshing drink at summer festivals at The Herbfarm.
Mix the spices and condensed milk thoroughly. Refrigerate at least 24 hours.