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Patas de Vaca

Posted by lekorn on December 24, 2009

 I seem to be spending time making new recipes for the dogs. Today I found sliced cow hooves and so along with some very fatty meat from the ribs through it into the crockpot along with a sliced camote , a mexican sweet potato. Cooked it slow for 6 hours and it makes another collagen rich broth that will also cool into a thick gelatin.  I was reading that eating pigs feet, another source of gelatin, is the latest anti- aging craze in France. The dogs get 1/4 cup over their kibble and the camote including the purple skin, is a great source of fiber. 

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Shopping for food in Mexico

Posted by lekorn on December 9, 2009

I love shopping in Mexico. Yesterday I went to the Mercado Aramara, the last great open air market in PV that sits on historical grounds of the Wixáritari . I bought 3 kilos of Pargo (Lutjanus novemfasciatus) fish heads to make a gelatinous broth for the dogs. Its also known as dog snapper so I think its perfect for the dogs.  a 1/4 kilo of Dorado (aka Mahi Mahi or Coryphaena hippurus) cubed for ceviche Acapulco, a kilo of brown beans, a kilo of bananas, guavas, limes, avocados, a puño of cilantro, a bag of fresh wild strawberries, chiles tomatoes, onions, beets and carrots and finally squash flower blossoms which I immediately went home and sauteed in butter and ate. All this for for 250 pesos (20.00usd).

The fish heads go into a pot for an hour and then are separated from the broth and cooled. Carefully, I cleaned the meat off the head, making sure to catch any small bones, I saved the eyes for Flip whose eyes are starting to get that bluish tinge common in 11 year olds. Once in the fridge, the broth turns into a thick gelatin-pure protein which the dogs love. This dish is especially well-suited for dogs with allergies or digestive issues and is a good  supplement to kibble.Technorati Tags: , , , , , ,

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Rosolio and Andrea

Posted by lekorn on November 12, 2009

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Kay Harper, Los Alamos and Yelapa, 1958

Posted by lekorn on November 6, 2009

In 1997 Rudy was speaking at a conference in Los Alamos  at the invitation of Marjorie Bell-Chambers, about the aftermath of the bomb and he put some of our Yelapa seminar brochures on the speakers table. After his talk, Kay Harper, 83, came up to him and told him her story about how in 1958 she canoed over to Yelapa with her husband, the Los Alamos Laboratory photographer Bob Harper, and Steve Glumaz whom they’d met in a bar in PV.  These are a few of Bob”s photos of their stay in Yelapa. Later that year, Kay donated her husband’s Yelapa photos and her notebooks about her travels to Mexico, to our non- profit, the Center for World Indigenous Studies. (www.cwis.org)

Photo Credits: Robert Harper,Copyright, 1958

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