SHIMA' of Navajoland
Juniper Ash for Baking Cornbread
Juniper ash is a traditional addition blue cornbread, tortillas and pancakes. This hard-to-find food adds a distinctive flavor, makes cornbread a deep blue - and raises the level of nutrients (see our blog on that topic)
We even add juniper ash to our blue corn soap to naturally deepen its color. Our SHIMAs made the slow way with junipers from the mountains. One-half ounce fills up a 2-oz container and will make 4 or more batches of cornbread or pancakes.
Our two makers of ash from juniper branches are Judy Begay from Sawmill and Priscilla Hardy from Chinle.
We have a short supply of this!