Spring

10-12 Day Juice Fast

Personally, this is my favorite cleanse and I've done it most springs since getting out of high school. At the time, I was practicing Aikido and along with it [...]

Fasting & Cleansing – General Rules For Engagement

Welcome! If you are reading this post it is likely that you are considering a cleanse or fast. There are many different types of cleanses and fasts, just like [...]

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 | 2019-03-17T12:27:01+00:00 March 9th, 2019|BLOGS, Herbs, Recipes, Seasons, Soups & Stews, Spring, Spring recipes|0 Comments

Pucker Up–Using The Sour Flavor

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 [...]

Violet Creme Filled Crepes With Blueberry & Violet Sauce

Violet Creme Filled Crepes With Blueberry & Violet Sauce - I love eating flowers. Their bright colors and sweet yet bitter flavor add vibrancy to meals from simple salads to [...]

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

This soup is light and bright. The sour flavor stimulates the digestion and senses.  You control the sour flavor here. I like my soup very [...]

Yang Is In The Air

You've probably noticed the growing sense of urgency and the desire to move, go faster, do things quicker in the air lately.  People seem a little more anxious, a little [...]

By | 2019-01-28T14:38:16+00:00 January 27th, 2019|BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

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.  

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

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 [...]