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 and you have a wonderful [...]

The Energetic And Healing Properties Of Cranberries

It's cranberry season!   Cranberries are a member of the Ericaceae family, along with blueberries and rhododendrons.  They grow wild in the northern regions of Asia, Europe and America. Cranberry's peak [...]

Warm To The Core

Baby, it's cold outside.  Now that you have an ear worm to pester you for the day, let's talk about keeping the core of the body warm. The Asian cultures have [...]

Playing With Pumpkins & Winter Squash

“Squash would be great for you to eat.”  It's a common recommendation that I make.  And for good reason. Pumpkins and winter squash are the perfect food for strengthening [...]

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 foods [...]

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 then [...]

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Grapes! Understanding The Energetics Of Grapes

Summer is surrendering to Late Summer and Autumn--which means the grapes are ripening--harvest will be a bit early this year. As a child on my grandparent's small farm, I delighted in [...]

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, making [...]

Warm Autumn Salad

Winter squash are one of my most recommended foods, as they are staple for the healing and maintaining the Stomach and Spleen–the Earth element organs.  Small winter squash start coming [...]

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 [...]