Our quinoa harvest dried down quite nicely and it was time to get our thresh on. The goal? Separate the quinoa seeds from the stalks. He...
Our quinoa harvest dried down quite nicely and it was time to get our thresh on. The goal? Separate the quinoa seeds from the stalks.
Here’s Margo explaining our various techniques:
Yes, my bag was much fuller than Margo’s, though I did manage to practically have an asthma attack from all the particulate matter I generated. You can hear me hacking up a lung at around :05.
The real challenge, we’ve decided, is the next step. How exactly do we rid the quinoa from all the dust of crushed leaves and stems?
Here are several options we’re contemplating, and we’d love to hear your ideas:
We’re going to figure out the best method in the next few days and then proceed. This is labor intensive! I might be changing my tune on whether or not it’s a good idea to grow your own quinoa at home.
Until then, here’s what Associate Garden Editor, Julie Chai, has to say about quinoa: