|Wampanoag Ital - A Root Vegetable Stew|
The Granola Eaters on the lower-cape call it "Root Vegetable Medley", I call it "Wampanoag Ital" or "Bad Hunter's Stew". This is a basic Day of Mourning comfort food for the season and very easy to make. First, your stock.
- 3/4 cup of minced scallions
- 1/4 cup of minced, fresh sage
- 1/4 cup mix of parsley, oregano and cilantro
- 1/2 cup minced celery
- dash of salt
- dash of pepper
- 1 gallon of water
Place contents in stock pot, bring to a boil until about 1/3 of the water is boiled away. Remove from heat and set aside.
Basically, it's a mix of your favorite root vegetables. Quantities are to taste and I personally avoid potatoes.
- Wild Nuts
I also throw in a splotch of butter or coconut oil for infusion.
Allow to simmer on low on the stove or in a crockpot for about 4 hours.