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By Alma Hogan Snell

Drawing at the wisdom and knowledge of numerous generations of Crow Indian girls, the well known speaker and instructor Alma Hogan Snell provides an necessary consultant to the normal lore, culinary makes use of, and therapeutic homes of local foods.
A flavor of Heritage imparts the lore of a long time besides the normal Crow philosophy of therapeutic and distinct sensible recommendation for locating and harvesting crops: from the main to making impossible to resist dishes of cattails and dandelions, salsify and Juneberries, antelope meat and buffalo hooves, to the key of utilizing crops to reinforce good looks and incite love. Snell describes the age-old perform of turning wildflowers and backyard crops into balms and treatments for such illnesses and accidents as snakebite, headache, leg cramps, swollen joints, bronchial asthma, and sores. She brings to endure not just her life of adventure but additionally the useful classes of her grandmother, the mythical drugs lady beautiful Shield.
With life-enhancing recipes for every thing from soups, teas, and breads to poultices, aphrodisiacs, and fertility aids, A flavor of Heritage is particularly a desirable cultural rfile bound to increase the reader’s dating with the typical world.
A partial checklist of recipes:
Wild Bitterroot Sauce
Wild Carrot Pudding
Cattail Biscuits
Dandelion Soup
Salsify Oyster Stew
Balapia (Berry Pudding)
Juneberry Pie
Chokecherry Cake
Wild Mint Tea
Bitterberry Lemonade
Wheel Bread
Boiled Hooves
Bill’s Mother’s Antelope Roast
Stuffed Trout
Elk Roast
Stuffed Eggs
Old-Time Moose Roast
Wild Turnip Porridge
Wild Turnip Bread
Fresh Wild Salad
Buffalo Cattail Stew
Ground Tomato Salad
Gooseberry Pudding
Bearberry Butter
Spicy Dried Plum Cake
Buffaloberry Jelly

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Cows and ants also really like to eat yucca, so make sure the flowers are fresh and ant free before you pick them. Salsify: Ba boba sheeb dauxa Tragopogon dubius Oyster Plant, Goatsbeard Salsify is a weed that grows on the hills around here. The seedhead looks like a giant dandelion puff after it blooms. Just before the seeds all blow away, I like to pick the seedheads and spray them with hairspray. They make nice additions to dried flower arrangements, and 18 a tast e o f h e r i tag e f o o d s Salisfy these days I pick them for their seedheads more often than I dig them for food.

We’d use the hard ones first and save the good ones, the thin ones, for later. Too Many Wild Turnips Eating too many turnips can create a lot of gas in the digestive system. Then you have to drink mint tea to take it down. They can also cause constipation, which Pretty Shield always warned us against. ”  a tast e o f h e r i tag e f o o d s n Wild Turnip Flour and Turnip Meal Several recipes call for turnip flour or turnip meal. In either case, all you need are dried turnips, some rocks, and a lot of patience—or a good food processor.

That sounds like a lot, but that’s not very many if you want to make a wreath or carry a family through the winter. Fortunately, we have always been able to buy potatoes and flour, so we were never dependent on just the turnips. Pretty Shield always seemed to collect just enough, so she would usually have a few left when spring came along. To find wild turnips, look on rocky slopes that aren’t overly grazed. I always look for a slope that comes gently down to the level. There have to be a few rocks where they like to grow.

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