Seasons

Raspberries–Red, Black & Gold

It's raspberry season again! Growing up, the summer holidays of Memorial Day, Independence and Labor Day brought a short break from gardening and farm work.  There was always the family [...]

Cool Cucumbers–Understanding Cucumber’s Energetics

Put the vitamin pack down and go eat a cucumber. A little history The humble cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) is a member of the gourd family, Curcurbitaceae. Like tomatoes and [...]

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin - Fruit gratins are a wonderful way to use up summer's delicate fruits. Rather than a heavy milk/cream batter that we think of for root [...]

Stone Fruit Salsa

Drupes or stone fruits come available from late May and early June through the first frosts of September in Idaho. They are easy to identify [...]

By | 2018-06-24T13:45:16+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|BLOGS, Fruits, Preserved Foods, Recipes, Summer, Summer 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 [...]

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 | 2018-07-05T18:09:11+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Summer|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 [...]

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 [...]