Seasons

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-14T14:53:51+00:00 September 9th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, Autumn, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons|0 Comments

Windy Conditions

My brief visit to Ireland reminds me of how lovely or problematic a blustery day can be. Never mind doing your hair, it's going to [...]

By | 2018-09-30T17:05:19+00:00 August 29th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

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, [...]

Late Summer–Eating With The Seasons

The foods of the Earth element and the Late Summer season are about creating strength of form in the body. They nourish the digestive system. Earth is stability and integrity [...]

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 [...]

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin - Fruit gratins are a wonderful way to use up summer's delicate fruits. Rather than a heavy milk/cream batter that we think of for root [...]

Raspberries–Red, Black & Gold

It's raspberry season again! Growing up, the summer holidays of Memorial Day, Independence and Labor Day brought a short break from gardening and farm work.  There was always the family [...]

Cool Cucumbers–Understanding Cucumber’s Energetics

Put the vitamin pack down and go eat a cucumber. A little history The humble cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) is a member of the gourd family, Curcurbitaceae. Like tomatoes and [...]

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 | 2018-06-24T13:45:16+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|BLOGS, Fruits, Preserved Foods, Recipes, Summer, Summer recipes|0 Comments

Before You Go-Tips & Herbs To Take With You When Traveling

We love vacation and travel!  And nobody wants to be sick while they are hiking in the mountains or exploring a new country. It makes sense to both prepare [...]

By | 2018-06-10T22:30:52+00:00 June 10th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons|2 Comments