Food of the Earth

Plant and grow food of the earth. Eat to live.

Water from de Spring September 24, 2011

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We shouldn’t even be buying it. It’s been flowing from deep under the earth for eons. Ethiopia apparently has infinite natural sources of it. It flows in never-ending abundance close to many homes in the Caribbean – we call it ‘water from de Spring’.             Dr. Sebi, a man who has freed many people from diseases, says ‘water from de Spring’ is the richest natural water because its dissolve minerals are high. Mona Harrison, an American activist worked to show us how contaminated and dead our bottled and tap water is and how the natural molecular quality of water could transform the functioning of our brains and bodies and restore our health. There are also many people around the world who use the rays of the sun, crystals, magnets, scalar discs and orgone devices to try to restore the natural quality of water.

There are communities in Trinidad who thrive on Spring water – they drink it, cook with it and bathe with it. But many people are cautious of  ‘water from de Spring’ and will not dare use it. Some people have had bad bodily reactions when they drink it. When I’m home, I drink as much ‘water from de Spring’ as possible – and my body loves it!

A small part of the hillside community behind my house that thrives on Spring Water.

Do you live near to a Spring? Do you use the water?

 

Hair food of the Earth August 21, 2011

Avocado conditioning

I grew up picking and eating avocadoes from my backyard tree, so for me, just the thought of an avocado oozes joy from every cell in my body – and just as the soil is to plants, so too are the fruits of trees to the wool of my hair. Avocado used to give my locs their best conditioning and now that it’s in season, I’ll be soaking it into my loose hair.

So for the love of avocadoes, here’s a hair food recipe of the earth:

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • EVOO (Extra-virgin olive oil)
  • Honey
Directions

Blend them together to a thick consistency, apply to your hair and put on a plastic cap. Leave on for an hour.

Avocado is a great ingredient for a homemade deep conditioner. It can also be used for a quick softening, conditioning and moisturizing mask. The use of honey on hair is talked about everywhere. Honey by itself isn’t sufficient enough to provide the conditioning necessary, but when combined with other products it can make your hair feel softer and provide smooth hair.

Reblogged from http://www.naturallycurly.com/recipes/view/12-sweet-avocado-deep-conditioner. Visit this site to see much much more hair food of the earth.

Have you ever used avocado in your hair? What other foods of the earth do you use in your hair?

 

Mrs. Shadobeni: The Coconut Bake July 21, 2011

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Shadobeni, a very popular herb that grows in alot of yards in Trinidad and Tobago, is used as seasoning for meat and flavoring in many foods. Mrs. Shadobeni is Jonelle, a Trinidadian, who loves shadobeni and cooking so much, she writes about the Art of Caribbean influential cooking. Go ahead, follow her blog , join her facebook community, and salivate on Caribbean food!

Here’s Mrs. Shadobeni’s recipe for a coconut bake.

 

Mrs. Shadobeni: Cracking a coconut

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Shadobeni, a very popular herb that grows in alot of yards in Trinidad and Tobago, is used as seasoning for meat and flavoring in many foods. Mrs. Shadobeni is Jonelle, a Trinidadian, who loves shadobeni and cooking so much, she writes about the Art of Caribbean influential cooking. Go ahead, follow her blog , join her facebook community, and salivate on Caribbean food!

Click here to learn Mrs. Shadobeni’s methods for cracking a coconut.

 

The noble nut ……coconut! July 20, 2011

Filed under: Home,Trinidad and Tobago — geneinus @ 12:16 pm

Amongst all food of the earth, the coconut stands one of the most noble and celebrated. Coconuts are just illustrious. They have been used for generations in the  Caribbean and many other parts of the world. Coconut water is known to be a total body cleanser and rejuvenator. Note: You should always try to drink coconut water the privileged way: from the nut, straight from the tree or coconut vendor, cutlassed at the top,  holding the nut tightly and gulping down the water until your head touches your back. Well, you could also drink it from the nut with a straw.

My healer swears that the ‘drips’ used in tubes to revive sick bodies at medical facilities is actually coconut water. Coconut oil, which can be easily made at home, is a natural face, skin and hair moisturizer and makeup remover. For me, there is absolutely no other chemically proven moisturizer on the market that gives me an enduring sheen on my skin, and I don’t mind the scent at all, although others do. Coconut oil is also a great hair moisturizer for many people with woolly hair.  Coconut milk (or powder) makes any sauce or meat dish lustful. The taste will have you salivating long after.

OK, I’m in love with coconuts, which is why I asked my healer to plant three trees in my back yard and I can’t wait to see them grow tall and noble. I might just become a coconut vendor that delivers your coconuts on  Saturday mornings…in about 3 years.

The gems ready to be planted.

First, second and third down. The nuts are not planted completely underground.

What are your memories of coconuts? Do you know any other benefits of coconut water? Have you ever made your own coconut oil? Do you use coconut oil on your hair or body?

Plant and grow food of the earth. Eat to live.

 

July 17, 2011

Filed under: Healing Quotes,Home — geneinus @ 12:23 am

Dem scientists’ food will kill you.

– Granny Campbell, Trinidad

 

The Vicks plant July 16, 2011

Filed under: Home,Trinidad and Tobago — geneinus @ 12:18 am

In Turkey, a massage in a hamam (a bath house) offers healing to the mind, body and soul. In Trinidad and Tobago, our equivalent to a healing massage is a Vicks rub down, a massage of the nose, throat, chest, and back with an ointment officially called Vicks VapoRub  to heal colds and other respiratory problems. And apart from the rub down, my grandmother would put the bottle of Vicks to my nose and make me inhale it. It was probably the penetrating scent of Vicks that contained the healing powers.

 

 

 

 

I had never seen the Vicks plant so when my neighbour’s gardener told me he had Vicks in his garden, I was stunned. I walked excitedly to the plant, inhaled the scent and thought: So all along my grandmother could’ve just made tea with these leaves instead of spending money on the processed ointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What are your memories of Vicks? Have you ever had tea with the leaves of the plant?