Summer

Bitter–The Flavor Of The Fire Element

Whoever coined the phrase “bitter hearts” was right.  Bitter is the flavor that goes directly to the Heart.   Bitter. Even its name can make us cringe, and it’s [...]

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 | 2018-05-25T14:56:08+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Summer|0 Comments

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

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.  

Stone Fruit Salsa

Drupes or stone fruits come available from late May and early June through the first frosts of September in Idaho. They are easy to identify as they all have a [...]

By | 2018-03-11T22:24:54+00:00 July 19th, 2017|BLOGS, Fruits, Preserved Foods, Recipes, Summer, Summer recipes|0 Comments

Honey Apricot Jam

Jams are a fantastic way to preserve the season’s flavor. Here, honey takes the place of refined sugar, blending its own sweetness and flavor with the fruit.  Like sugar, honey [...]

Cool Cucumbers–Understanding Cucumber’s Energetics

Put the vitamin pack down and go eat a cucumber. A little history The humble cucumber (Cucumis Sativus) is a member of the gourd family, Curcurbitaceae. Like tomatoes and squash, [...]