Seasons

Autumn–Eating With The Seasons

Eating in Autumn Autumn corresponds to the Metal element in the 5 Element theory of Asian (Chinese) medicine and rules the Lungs and Colon.    To embrace Autumn choose [...]

Autumn’s Energetics–The Season Of The Metal Element

Autumn's arrival shifts the Qi that had been expanding outward (Yang) in the Summer to begin to shift inward (Yin).  We glide through Late Summer at the equinox and [...]

Spice It Up! Pungent–The Flavor Of The Metal Element

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, peppers and curry--who doesn't love a little spice? The spicy (or pungent) flavor is a huge category and they range from cool pungents to hot pungents. [...]

Nuts! A Look At The Energetics Of Nuts

Late summer to early winter is the peak harvest time for nuts. Nature's little powerhouses, nuts possess all the energy, nutrients and materials to create a towering, strong tree, [...]

Spiced Poached Pears with Cardamon Cream

In season, poached pears are a favorite breakfast side dish for my family.  It takes just a few moment to quarter and seed the pears [...]

By |2019-08-12T18:42:17+00:00August 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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

White Bean, Leek & Butternut Squash Soup

This lovely is surprising simple, yet very hardy and tonifying.  The flavors aren’t overly strong or powerful.  Serve with nice crusty piece of molasses bread [...]

By |2019-07-13T02:27:26+00:00July 8th, 2019|0 Comments