Category Archives: Organic Gardenig

The Magicality of Cuisine 4: A Special Dish for a Woman Cultivator, 19th Century Liberia, West Africa

As with other ‘magical dishes’ in this series, it is the context and activities associated with the dish that render it effective – not merely the specified ingredients: Pre-modern cuisine in many parts of the world can be more fully understood … Continue reading

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A Taste of 2012 – Top Posts Favor Colonial Era; Food; Ancient Egypt

2012 was an excellent year for blogging.  Daily reads ranged between 200 and 300, with a few entries going over 500.  Readers were most interested in posts that stress the colonial era of African history, together with wildlife, traditional farming … Continue reading

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An 18th Century Recipe for Alchemical Fertilizer & A Modern Version

This morning I stumbled across an 18th Century manuscript containing a recipe for ‘alchemical fertilizer,’ which I have transcribed below.  The ‘chemical symbols‘ that are used have been changed into capital letters in order to accommodate the blog.   A list of their meanings … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening in Burundi

   Morning ‘rush-hour’ from village to the fields.  Water in the left hand, long-handle hoe in the right, baby on the back, and a snack and nappies balanced on the head. Related articles Sorghum Beer in Colonial Burundi and Now … Continue reading

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