Fighting Dharma

Wheat Flour

The Nafufians, hunter gatherers in Jordan, were making bread with wild cereal 12,500 BCE.  The master formula for ancient bread is to grind dried grain into a paste or flour, add water and yeast, let the stuff ferment, tear it in pieces and cook the pieces on a hot surface. People know how to grind …

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White Chickpeas

The white chickpea is a staple dry legume in thecuisines of regions from the Meditarranean to India. The Romans named it cicero; the Italian word is ceci. It is also known in America as the garbanzo bean. In India it is known in as chole or chana. The Hindustani name is kabuli chana – the …

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Small Dry Legumes

Lentils and other small dry legumes are usually sold as dry grain, although canned lentils are available. Whole green and brown lentils and split hulled red/pink/salmon lentils grown in the US or Canada are widely available in grocery stores. Other small dry legume may be availabe in stores specializing in selling supplies for South Asian, …

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Gravel Bikes

Gravel bikes are safety bicycles; modern, multi-use, hybrid. Sheldon Brown did not have an entry for gravel bike in the 2008 version of his Bicycle Glossary. (His blog is maintained, and the site is updated, with many modern contributions from John Allen and other friends of cycling). RenĂ© Herse Cycles (formerly Compass Cycles) and Cycling …

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