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 [...]

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 [...]

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 to [...]

Bodacious Borscht

Vibrant in color and flavor, borscht is a classic middle European soup with nearly as many variations on the recipe as there are languages in Europe.  Summer borscht is often [...]

Stewed Dried Fruit

Stewed dried fruit is a great way to get in rich vitamins, fiber and flavor in the Winter. And it’s so simple. Serve as is in a small bowl or [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Breakfast, My Blogs, Recipes, Winter, Winter recipes|1 Comment

Replenishing In Winter

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 spend quality time with friends and [...]

By | December 20th, 2016|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

Winter Skin

Winter's weather and cold can often lead to dry, chapped and flaky skin.  Heating systems that force dry air around may keep us warm and cozy, all while leeching out [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Asian Medicine Blog, Common Conditions, My Blogs, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments

Salty–The Flavor Of The Water Element

Salt, a vital mineral to life, has been a part of our food and lives since time immemorial. For centuries, salt was used as a form of payment.  In fact, [...]

Winter–Eating With The Seasons

Corresponding to the Water element and its organs, the Kidney and Bladder in the 5 Element theory, Winter is time of storage and introspection.  It's a wonderful time to enrich our [...]

By | November 20th, 2016|Asian Medicine Blog, My Blogs, Seasons, Winter|0 Comments