Late Summer

Late Summer’s Energetics–The Season Of The Earth Element

The days are growing shorter, yet there is still light. The air is cooler in the morning and evening, yet it warms up in the afternoon. We are harvesting food [...]

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 [...]

Yam I A Sweet Potato?

Are you eating a sweet potato or a yam? It can be confusing, especially with the long tradition of candied yams at the Thanksgiving table. The garnet yam you so [...]

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, made [...]

How Sweet It Is–Sweet’s Role In Health & Illness

Who doesn't love a little sweet?  Of the 5 flavors, I can safely say, sweet is the most popular.  It is also the most abundant and naturally occurring flavor.  Like [...]

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 then set them in a [...]