Coyote Mint Tea & Blue Corn Hot Cereal

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The recipes I’ll be sending you in the blog (and newsletter) will include elements of Ayurveda, the science of Yoga, along with the application of using local native, drought-tolerant plants.

To your vibrant health and to the great gift of this beautiful San Diego County! Namaste!

Coyote Mint Tea

Boil one quart water, then turn off the heat.

¼ oz. Coyote Mint leaves—and a few flowers when available
¼ c. spearmint leaf
¼ c. lemon balm leaf

Cover the pot. Let infuse at least 15 minutes.

Coyote Mint (Monardella villosa) is a lovely perennial, likes part shade, gives purple flowers in summer. You could grow this in a container or your garden.

You could get Coyote Mint at City Farmers Nursery, Mission Hills Nursery, or Walter Andersen Nursery.

Blue Corn

Now that the summer harvest is in, it’s a great time to still enjoy the corn harvest!

Blue Corn Hot Cereal

½ c. blue cornmeal
2 c. water
¼ t. cardamom
½ t. vanilla extract or glycerite
1 T. sunflower oil
1 T. soaked flax seeds

Stir well the water and corn together before turning on the heat. Add cardamom and vanilla. Stir frequently while cooking to desired thickness, about 10 minutes. Stir in sunflower oil and flax seeds. Serves 2.

Horizon Herbs,, has Organic Hopi Blue Corn seeds. Grow in the hot months; can grow in containers. Blue corn is higher in protein and more easily digested than yellow corn.

You can also get a two-pound bag of Arrowhead Mills Organic Blue Corn Meal.

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