Seasons

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 [...]

By | 2018-07-05T18:09:11+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Summer|0 Comments

Rhubarb–Spring’s Clearing And Cooling Vegetable

Grandma June had a monstrous rhubarb plant that covered the edge of pathway leading to berry patches.  Every Spring we harvested the stalks for strawberry rhubarb pie, jellies, jams [...]

Rhubarb Compote

Rhubarb’s sour flavor is often overly tempered by too much sugar.  I prefer to keep it clearer, using either maple syrup or honey and controlling [...]

Summer–Eating With The Seasons

Welcome to Summer!  Longer, warmer days encourage us to be more active, spending greater time outdoors. The sun's warmth encourages growth and maturation. Plants thrive and begin sharing their abundance with [...]

Summer’s Energetics–The Season Of The Fire Element

Summer, the season of the Fire Element, has arrived!  The days are long and the bright sunshine invites us outdoors to work in our gardens or play in the [...]

By | 2018-05-01T22:21:35+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Summer|0 Comments

Peas, Please! A New Look At An Old Food

Peas--it seems that people either love them or hate them.  Personally, I love them, and there is really nothing like the taste of peas plucked straight off the vine. [...]

Playing With Pansies–The Energetic And Healing Properties Of Violets

“A vi'let on the meadow grew, That no one saw, that no one knew, It was a modest flower. A shepherdess pass'd by that way-- Light footed, pretty and [...]

Eat Your Colors

"So, what can I eat?" It's one of the biggest questions that I get as a Holistic Nutritionist. Frustrated clients often come to me after they have seen other [...]

Charwan Mushi (individual egg custards)

Charwan mushi is a simple savory custard that makes a great breakfast or elegant addition to dinner.  These custards are steamed, not boiled, giving them a soft, smooth texture.