I am a Burning Man attendee.
Jason is a Rainbow Gathering attendee.
Growing up in different parts of the country, I’m thinking. We both followed the Grateful Dead a bit, but that is another story for … another
At Burning Man, the “currency” is trade – a no cash operation.
At Rainbow, apparently you get such a craving for Snickers bars that you drive 40 miles for one. It was worth it, I hear.
The following year, when Jason returned to The Big One (literally called The Nationals), he was enterprising – he brought with him cases and cases of Snickers bars. Sold them for $5 a piece, easily.
Then he learned from his friends at Tea Time (where you can always get delicious fresh brewed tea) that if you eat sugar out in the sun, you attract mosquitoes.
The Snickers bars were hidden away, and out came the sale of garlic.
Away went the mosquitoes.
Out came the Snickers bars…?
I see how a trend can circle here.
I think all I’d need to use as currency is this pizza. Everyone would love it. It’s green.
lemony blackened broccoli pizza
dairy, soy, and gluten free, vegan
makes one pie
Chop broccoli into small trees, arrange in single layer on parchmented baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt, juice of one lemon. Roast at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, turning at 15 minutes.
Par bake pizza crust (10 minutes at 350). Top with marinara and cheese, pile roasted broccoli on last. Bake at 350 for another 15-17 minutes, until cheese is melty and crust is cooked through.
Squeeze remaining lemon over top before serving.
Ever been to one of the festivals? What would your currency be?