Re: [gardeners] Lunch today

Margaret Lauterbach (
Fri, 10 Apr 1998 15:07:15 -0600

>>Sounds good, George.  You sound like a friend who cautions people not to
>>ask for the recipe, because "freezer soup" is an old family secret.
>I'm rated a top notch cook by those who consume my grub and once, when I
>had a restaurant, was rated a top rate chef by the Houston Chronicle.
>Several people have suggested that I write a cookbook but then I would have
>to write down all the ingredients and amounts thereof. No fun in that, I
>cook by the by guess and by golly method. Do admit to a few failures. The
>blue creamed corn didn't work, kinda looked like an airline barf bag. Made
>some hummos once that I colored Irish green with food coloring, tasted okay
>but had a sad effect on some people, they turned the same color when they
>saw it. I forgot the first rule of living in the Middle East, "Never eat
>anything green." You should try my Mexican tuna salad, made with Nopales,
>black olives, and a little salsa. Actually tastes quite good as long as you
>remember to rinse the nopales several times.
George, what does eating nopales do to your blood sugar?  Native
Seeds/SEARCH is trying to get southwestern native Americans to resume
eating native foods, such as nopales, chia and other glutinous foods,
thinking that the slower digestion of those foods may have something to do
with diabetes. Few pre-WWII southwestern natives apparently had diabetes,
postwar the incidence of diabetes  among those people reached ghastly high
proportions, and their food preferences had turned to fast foods and other
white man's foods.  Margaret