Tag: tunas

Native Foods: KPBS video

Thank you Jill Replogle, who shot the photo above, and the video, from KPBS Fronteras Desk. Here is the link with photos and transcript.

Traditional Foods Bank Project / Barbara Drake

Video and Music by Josh Knoff, CSUSM alum VoiceOver by Barbara Drake, Tongva elder, California Native Plants Specialist, and co-founder of the Preserving Our […]

prickly pear / tuna juice processing

I love this painting, El Tunero, or Prickly Pear Gatherer, by Fernando Castillo, 1937. Only a few of Castillo’s paintings survive in private collections. […]

prickly pear cactus tuna and cochineal

Cochineal colonizing the prickly pear cactus tunas in my neighborhood. A couple of years ago, I went to a cochineal farm in Oaxaca where they […]

prickly pear tunas / Opuntia spp.

Lydia Vassar gathering tunas of the prickly pear using kitchen tongs and gloves. These have many more spinas than the Opuntia ficus-indica prickly pear, […]

mastering the art of native american cooking: prickly pear tunas

Here we go round the prickly pear Prickly pear prickly pear Here we go round the prickly pear At five o’clock in the morning. […]