Spring

The Energetics Of Edible Flowers

This is a *living blog* and I will be adding to it regularly. If I have already written a blog about a particular flower, I will link it in [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 |2020-02-28T14:51:23+00:00February 28th, 2020|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 [...]

By |2020-02-04T15:57:51+00:00February 1st, 2020|BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|2 Comments

The Liver In Asian Medicine – Controller Of Vision & Planning

"Happy Livers bend like bamboo no matter what you have to go through." I remember chuckling, when I heard one of my students chanting this mantra in the Amma [...]

By |2020-01-30T18:49:31+00:00January 29th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Spring|5 Comments

Nourishing With Stinging Nettles

Stinging nettles sting. My first encounter with nettles was not pleasant.  At the time, I was only 11 or 12 and I didn't know enough to look for lamb's [...]

Windy Conditions

My brief visit to Ireland reminds me of how lovely or problematic a blustery day can be. Nevermind doing your hair, it's going to be [...]

Preserved Lemons

I love preserved lemons! A tradition in Mediterranean cultures, they add a vibrant taste to dishes from roast lamb and chicken to grain dishes. Though lemons don't grow where [...]

By |2020-01-12T19:49:46+00:00January 12th, 2020|0 Comments