Spring

10-12 Day Juice Fast

Personally, this is my favorite cleanse, and I've done it most springs ever since I started practicing. The only exceptions were when I was pregnant or nursing.   It take [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:22+00:00 March 15th, 2017|BLOGS, Common Conditions, Spring, Spring recipes|0 Comments

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 less [...]

By | 2018-02-05T15:26:23+00:00 February 7th, 2017|BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

Mini Herb Or Fruit Clafoutis

Clafoutis, a dish popularized by Julia Child, are easy to make and endless in variety (see notes). Just think of them as mini quiches without the crust. They can be [...]

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 barbecue, [...]

All About Apricots

Grandpa Herman kept a small apricot tree just past one of his rose gardens. Gnarled and ancient, the tree draped over a path that led to the large vegetable gardens, the [...]

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 the amount of sweet going [...]

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 or [...]

Class: The 5 Elements & Seasons

Saturday, May 14, 10:45- 4:30 & Sunday May 15th, 9-2.  $220 Please note the times for this class has changed on Saturday morning to allow students to participate in a special [...]

By | 2018-03-14T18:32:35+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Asian Medicine Blog, Autumn, BLOGS, Classes, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Winter|0 Comments

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 | 2017-04-13T15:07:00+00:00 January 9th, 2016|BLOGS, Herbs, Recipes, Seasons, Soups & Stews, Spring, Spring recipes|0 Comments

Nourishing With Stinging Nettles

Stinging nettles do sting. My first encounter with nettles was not pleasant, and at the time, I didn't know enough to look for lamb's quarter or dock to soothe the [...]