Tuesday, May 1, 2012


It's no secret among my longtime readers that I love popcorn.  It's also no secret that I have been known to burn microwave popcorn by leaving the room and doing something else while it's popping, which is a violation of the directions on the package.  The minor point we can take away from this is that there are no secrets when you are a blogger; the major point is that I love popcorn and I eat a lot of it.

So you can imagine my excitement when I learned about Tiny But Mighty, an heirloom variety that is native to the prehistoric Americas and was all but forgotten by the 1970s as the food industry bred corn for drought resistance and giant popped kernels (and lost a lot of flavor and genetic diversity in the process).  The Tiny But Mighty plants are different from our current corn varieties.  They only grow to about 3 feet high,  the ears are only 3-4 inches long, and apparently the kernels have big flavor packed inside them.

This is a paleo diet I am eager to try.