Autumn

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 [...]

All About Apples

The year my daughter Clara was born we were lucky enough to have access to our friend's ancient and over-productive apple trees.  We had bushels.  We ate them fresh, [...]

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 [...]

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’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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]