Late Summer–Eating With The Seasons

The foods of the Earth element and the Late Summer season are about creating strength of form in the body.  They nourish the digestive system. Earth is stability and integrity and [...]

Late Summer’s Energetics–The Season Of The Earth Element

The days are growing shorter, yet there is still light. The air is cooler in the morning and evening, yet it warms up in the afternoon. We are harvesting food [...]

Everyday Living Course Curriculum

Everyday Living With Asian Medicine & Holistic Nutrition 12-Week Program- August 30-November 15th   This course is designed to give participants a strong foundation in Asian medicine’s foundational theories and [...]

Tomatoes–The Fruit Dressed As A Vegetable

It's very hot this year, which means tomatoes will soon be running amok in my garden and kitchen. This sounds funny if you know me.  I don't love tomatoes and [...]

Saving Summer! Preserving Summer’s Abundance

I remember the first time I tasted store bought grape juice.  It was completely flat, lacking the vivid depth of concord grape juice we prepared and canned on the farm. [...]

Rosemary–For More Than Remembrance

"As for rosemary, I let it run all over my garden walls, not only because my bees love it but because it is the herb sacred to remembrance and to [...]

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 portray [...]

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 certainly [...]

Calcium-One Cool Mineral

Calcium here, calcium there, I see calcium everywhere. Calcium is the most abundant essential macro-mineral in our body.  A person weighing about 135 lbs, will have about 1150 grams of [...]

Summer–Eating With The Seasons

Welcome to Summer!  Longer, warmer days encourage us to be more active, spending greater time outdoors. The sun's warmth encourages growth and maturation. Plants thrive and begin sharing their abundance with us. [...]