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Zacahuil – an ancient culinary tradition of the Huastec peoples

One of my fondest memories of the Husteca Potosina, the Huastec region of Mexico, is savoring the famous zacahuil, the region’s signature dish. Zacahuil is a giant Mexican tamale. 1,295 more words


Blazing through fall

The leaves changed color in breathtaking beauty and hung out for a while. Now we’ve had our first snow and many, but not all, have fallen. 349 more words



Home sweet home. Back to work work and deferred projects.

I am getting ready to build an outdoor clay earth oven to bake pizza and bread. 246 more words


How to Build an Earthen Oven — Savoring the Past

The existence of ovens like this is easily documented for the 18th century. In fact, just about every ancient culture had a very similar oven. There’s one particular wood cut illustration from medieval times depicting an earthen oven built on a wagon.

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The Dirt Under Our Fingernails

The Dirt Under Our Fingernails  (2015)

We spend the afternoon digging
clods of dirt
for the earth-oven.

Boot-heel spade, root-sinewed soil.
Down to the heavier
rust-red clay,

where the unborn memories play. 70 more words

Building an earth oven

In mid-December I gave an earth oven building workshop at Juthour Arboretum. I am thankful and grateful for the fact that Juthour welcomed me in their space to give my first workshop in my home country. 308 more words

Earth Building