Herbs

Noshing On Nasturtiums

I love eating flowers.  Their vibrancy and delicate petals provide a refreshing treat to the spirit especially on hot summer days.  Each flower, like anything else we ingest, will [...]

Lavender’s Lovely Energetics

What does the word lavender bring to mind?  Images of vast fields of spikes of purple and blue waving under the Mediterranean sun?  Fragrant bundles of  Herbes de Provence, [...]

By | 2018-06-06T18:06:35+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Flowers, Herbs|0 Comments

Rhubarb–Spring’s Clearing And Cooling Vegetable

Grandma June had a monstrous rhubarb plant that covered the edge of pathway leading to berry patches.  Every Spring we harvested the stalks for strawberry rhubarb pie, jellies, jams [...]

Merry Mints–The Energetics Of Mints

Basil, apple, sage and spearmint; Oregano, catnip, pineapple and peppermint; To many dishes their flavor they've lent; Yet why is one not called merriment? Grandma June grew a peppermint [...]

Minted Pea Soup

Pea soup? Oh, yes! Peas are high in minerals, vitamin C, D, protein and folic acid. And they are simply delicious in bright and lively [...]

The Energetics Of Rhodiola

Rhodiola Rosea is member of the Crassulaceae family along with sedum.  Also know as Roseroot and Golden Root the rhizome has an outer golden skin and inner pink flesh.  Rhodiola [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:06+00:00 January 10th, 2018|BLOGS, Herbs|1 Comment

Elderberry Syrup and Tea for Colds and Flu

As Autumn creeps in I stock my cupboards with a few items to prevent and treat colds and flu. Gan Mao Ling, Kwan Loong oil, vitamin C, Immustim and propolis, [...]

Sorrel Soup

Bright sorrel is one of my first spring greens to pop up. Actually, it grows strong in the spring, dies back in the heat and comes back in the fall...love it. Sorrel's strong sour flavor helps to stimulate and decongest the Liver and Gallbladder after Winter's heavier foods. Use it in dressings, to flavor eggs or as an usual soup.

By | 2017-04-13T15:07:00+00:00 January 9th, 2016|BLOGS, Herbs, Recipes, Seasons, Soups & Stews, Spring, Spring recipes|0 Comments