Seasons

Nourishing In Winter’s Depth

In Asian medicine (Chinese medicine) Winter's energetic nature is one of quiet, calm and stillness.  It's an ideal time for deep introspection, rest and restoration.  It's a fine season to [...]

By | 2018-12-29T17:06:04+00:00 December 28th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

Charwan Mushi (individual egg custards)

Charwan mushi is a simple savory custard that makes a great breakfast or elegant addition to dinner.  These custards are steamed, not boiled, giving them a soft, smooth texture.  

Dutch Sage, Apple & Pear Sauce Cake

Grandma Niesing, a large Dutch woman,  owned a rambling farm just down the road from my grandparents. Though not actually related, the families had known each [...]

Winter’s Energetics–The Season Of The Water Element

As Autumn gives way to Winter’s chilly darkness we should feel an urge to slow down and rest more. Winter is a time of reflection and introspection, a time [...]

By | 2018-12-03T23:18:17+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Winter|1 Comment

Winter – Eating With The Seasons

Winter is the time for warm foods! Especially if you live in a place that has cold winters like Idaho, my home. Corresponding to the Water element and its [...]

By | 2018-12-03T23:25:54+00:00 December 2nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Winter|2 Comments

Cinnamon! A Very Yang Spice

Oh, the wonderful, warming smell and taste of cinnamon. Who doesn't love it? Cinnamon has been used in the Asian cultures since time immemorial, so to say that it [...]

By | 2018-12-04T00:35:28+00:00 December 1st, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog, Winter|0 Comments

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, [...]

The Energetics And Healing Properties Of Cranberries

It's cranberry season! These bright little gems often grace many a Thanksgiving table, their tartness adding a welcome vibrancy to turkey's muted flavors. Sadly, the holiday table is sometimes [...]

Soups On!

What a marvelous resource soup is for the thrifty cook - it solves the ham-bone and lamb-bone problems, the everlasting Thanksgiving turkey, the extra vegetables.  Julia Child Soups have [...]

By | 2018-11-06T20:15:21+00:00 November 6th, 2018|BLOGS, Holistic Nutrition Blog, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

The Energetics Of Pumpkin Pie Spice

Autumn is here which means pumpkins and pumpkin pie spice.  So what makes up the sweet warm combination that spice lovers seem to lose their collective minds over each [...]