Masa Harina is a dried and powdered corn meal used for tortillas, tamales and other Latin American dishes that require a hearty, artisanal flavor. The blue masa harina used for this bread at The Farm is made from whole blue corn and has a sweet, intense flavor and a hearty, fine texture. It is readily available at wholefood stores. Luckily, its texture and taste go well with this Mexican-style chili.
Malungay or moringa is thought to be a miracle tree as all parts — roots, bark, leaves, flowers and seed pods — can be used in medicine. As a result, it’s a common backyard tree in the Philippines, with the flowers, young leaves and young pods eaten as a healthy vegetable.
On her latest blog, Ka-thie Julyan shares her colema experience at The Farm at San Benito!
Many shop-bought granolas contain baked rolled oats, nuts and fruits that are coated in honey or syrup; not only are all the enzymes leached out of the ingredients through cooking, they are then laden with extra calor ies through the honey or sugar. The process of dehydration ensures that the nuts and fruits in The Farm’s granola maintain their enzyme levels, and the combination of only a little muscovado sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg gives extra flavor. The granola may be eaten on its own, or combined with yoghurt or The Farm’s special “milk” .
A basic item in folk medicine in Asia, turmeric or “luyang dilaw” is used internally and externally for its astringent and cleansing properties. The vivid color of the rhizome gives traditional body polishes their signature golden hue, while turmeric decoctions are taken for fevers, dysentery, and abdominal pain, amongst other ailments.