Juniperus Monosperma (Dietary & Culinary) Ash; Native New Mexico
Here's an offering for our lactose intolerant, those that are moving away from dairy and vegan friends. This offering is a REAL ADVENTURE!
While thumbing through a Navajo recipe book, I kept reading about this "Juniper Ash" that is added to many of their blue corn-meal dishes. After researching this ash, we learned that Juniper Ash has long been consumed as a calcium supplement for the many lactose-intolerant Native American peoples. This was one of the articles I read:
I then began asking my Navajo friends if they have ever heard of this and most stated that this is still the way they eat their blue corn meal dishes. AMAZING!! We had to try for ourselves. Check out our You Tube video where we taste compare blue corn cakes with different blue corns and with/without ash to determine what we liked the best:
It's not polished but I think we gave good information. (And, no, we did not get sick)
Please try it for yourself. It adds a smokey flavor to the dishes nixtamalizes the blue corn and is actually quite tasty. We do offer a recipe for the traditional Blue Corn Mush in our recipe tab to get you started on your culinary ash adventure.
I will warn you (as in the video) we know this is safe from our Juniper trees but have no idea if the same is true for other species of junipers or trees in general. We are also offering blue corn meal separately if you would like to try it and don't have it locally:
The Juniper Ash is prepared to order, by myself, from our wild growing Juniperus Monosperma.
0.2 oz Sample size=~1/8 cup
1 oz=5/8 of a cup
2 oz=1 1/8 cups
PLEASE DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE IF YOU ATTEMPT TO BURN AND EAT ASH FROM ANY OTHER SPECIES.
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218 reviews5 out of 5 stars
used this to make the Blue Corn Mush. Follow the instructions provided and it was great.
The seller’s communication was the best I’ve ever received. Such a nice, charming lady!!! I appreciate being able to buy a small trial package. Package arrived quickly. I will definitely buy from her again!
I'm always looking for non-dairy sources of calcium, and a chef friend recommended culinary ash. It's hard to find, so I was thrilled to discover Lighthouse Hill. Kimberly has researched the dietary aspects of ash and produces a product that gives me just what I was looking for. She also has inspired me to explore the culinary aspects of ash and the native cuisine in which it is essential. She's happy to share her process, and her communications are excellent. The ash comes in quality packaging that shows pride in her work. Thank you, Kimberly!
Love Lighthouse Hill. Such an amazing seller. They do their absolute best to keep you informed on your order and their product is amazing.
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