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 [...]

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