Months & Moons in Ojibwe

Month names in both Western and Eastern dialects. Note that many people use different names for these based on what they observe happening in their region. Source: Months & Moons Advertisements

Manoomin Snack Crackers

Its almost time for ziinzibaakwadwaaboo (maple sap) to begin flowing. ALMOST. The end of February, while milder this year, can still be described up north as cold, gray & barren. I have been going through seed catalogs & almost hastily purchased a small hydroponic set up, so I could grow some mint, chives & cherry tomatoes…

GOON (SNOW)

Today was the day of the shovel. Been busy for a few times the past week, digging out of winter’s embrace. Sure, its lovely & whimsical on December 24th…and after that its all down hill for winter’s wonders…(or so we wish). Unless you’re one of the many who enjoy a good day of ice fishing(?)…

aninaatig mashkiigimini-baashkiminasigan (Maple Cranberry Sauce)

Ingredients: 3 Cups Fresh Cranberries 1 Cup water 1 Cup maple syrup 1/4 Cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp cloves squeeze of fresh orange or lemon juice (from 1/2 fruit) Rinse berries & add to saucepan. Add maple syrup, brown sugar & water. I even used the empty maple bottle to measure my water and got…

Wild Rice Banana Bars

These bars are a cross between banana bread & blondies. We cut way back on the sugar & incorporated our wild rice in the mix. The shiny, crackled top comes from a light drizzle of Maple Syrup. Simple, rich & delicious are three of the only words we can use to describe these! Wet Ingredients: …

Manoomin Harvest Naboob Recipe with FREE Printable Cards!

Yum & Yes. Our new naboob recipe is full of good things: sweet potatoes, garlic, fresh ginger & of course Red Lake Nation’s own Manoomin! We have our blends on sale at just $1.99 each for a 12 oz bag. get them here: Blends at $1.99 Plus, we have this cute printable recipe card  The image…

Crispy Things & Birch Bark Beauty

Boo-zhoo! After a long weekend we came back to the plant ready to work & hyped to go…we were not disappointed. Miigwech to our customers for being so good to us!  We put our Deep Fry Batter Mix on sale for the Labor Day weekend & the response was great! I took a bag home…

Its Berry Season in Minnesota

We are buying hand harvested wild fruit at a humble pace. Last spring’s (ziigwan) wild fires, which diminished many wild crops like blueberries(miinan) & chokecherry (asasawemin), gave us a blessing of a bumper crop this harvest season. Now the miinan & asasawemin have been foraged thoroughly by both bear (makwa) & man (inini). We keep…

Boo-zhoo!

Keeping you updated on the latest happenings from the Red Lake Nation in beautiful northern Minnesota.