Seasons

Stone Fruit Salsa

Drupes or stone fruits come available from late May and early June through the first frosts of September in Idaho. They are easy to identify [...]

By |2021-07-18T22:50:21+00:00July 18th, 2021|0 Comments

The Energetics Of Edible Flowers

This is a living blog and I will be adding to it regularly. If I have already written a blog about a particular flower, I will link it in [...]

Summer Squash Saute With Blossoms

Summer Squash Saute With Blossoms - Sauté of Summer Squash Squash are members of the gourd or melon family and come in two main categories--summer and winter. Summer squash (including [...]

By |2021-07-06T02:44:06+00:00July 4th, 2021|0 Comments

Salty-The Flavor Of The Water Element

Salt! You cannot live without it. A vital mineral to life, salt has been a part of our food and lives since time immemorial. For centuries, salt was used [...]

Soothing Sunburns and Sun-Tired Skin

The sun is out! Idaho is blessed with long, sunny days, wonderful mountains, rivers, forests and deserts.  A playground for those who love to be outside.  However, with Idaho's [...]

Keeping Cool! Handling Summer’s Heat

We love our Summer and sunshine here in Boise.  It's time to be in the garden, rivers and mountains.  However, from late Spring into early Summer the temperature can swing [...]

Pucker Up – The Sour Flavor In Health & Healing

Oranges, lemons, limes, kumkats and vinegar.... If you haven't already started salivating, you will soon.  Each of the 5 Flavors (sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty) all have medicinal [...]

Sorrel Soup

Bright sorrel is one of my first spring greens to pop up. Actually, it grows strong in the spring, dies back in the heat and comes back in the fall...love it. Sorrel's strong sour flavor helps to stimulate and decongest the Liver and Gallbladder after Winter's heavier foods. Use it in dressings, to flavor eggs or as an usual soup.

By |2021-06-17T14:50:14+00:00June 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Spice It Up! Pungent–The Flavor Of The Metal Element

Cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pepper and curry - who doesn't love a little spice? The spicy (or pungent) flavor is a huge category and ranges in temperature from cool pungents [...]

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