BLOGS

Summer Gumbo

Gumbo - Another one of Clara's favorite dishes, gumbo starts showing up in my kitchen when the summer garden starts to explode and well into the cooler fall and winter [...]

By | 2018-06-10T21:29:40+00:00 June 10th, 2018|BLOGS, Gluten Free, Grains, Recipes|0 Comments

Before You Go-Tips & Herbs To Take With You When Traveling

We love vacation and travel!  And nobody wants to be sick while they are hiking in the mountains or exploring a new country. It makes sense to both prepare [...]

By | 2018-06-10T22:30:52+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons|2 Comments

Bitter–The Flavor Of The Fire Element

Whoever coined the phrase “bitter hearts” was right.  Bitter is the flavor that goes directly to the Heart.   Bitter. Even its name can make us cringe, and it’s [...]

Roses–A Fragrant, Cooling Delight at the Table

Summer, sunshine and roses.  What a delight roses are to have in the garden, offering a variety of colors, blossom shapes and fragrances. Long a symbol of love, war, politics and [...]

Keeping Cool–Handling Summer’s Heat

We love our Summer and sunshine here in Boise.  It's time to be in the garden, rivers and mountains.  However, from late Spring into early Summer the temperature can swing [...]

By | 2018-05-25T14:56:08+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Summer|0 Comments

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 [...]

Cherries–Nature’s Blood Cleanser

It's time for cherries!  If you've ever picked cherries, likely you have an appreciation for how much labor goes into caring for and harvesting the delicate, tart orbs. You [...]

Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb’s sour flavor is often overly tempered by too much sugar.  I prefer to keep it clearer, using either maple syrup or honey and controlling [...]