Spring

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 [...]

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.  

Windy Conditions

It's a blustery day! Each of the 5 Seasons in Asian medicine has a climatic nature or condition that corresponds with that season.  These climates are simply part of the [...]

By | 2018-02-25T19:52:58+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|2 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 properties [...]

Spring’s Energetics–The Season Of The Wood Element

Welcome to Spring! When does Spring really begin? For most Western cultures, we correlate the start of spring with the spring equinox, around March 20-21st.  But all of us know [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:04+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Seasons, Spring|1 Comment