Summer

Summer – Eating With The Seasons

Welcome to Summer!  Longer, warmer days encourage us to be more active, spending greater time outdoors and the sun's warmth encourages growth and maturation. Plants thrive and begin sharing their [...]

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 |2020-05-21T21:41:40+00:00May 20th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Seasons, Summer|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2020-05-20T16:18:09+00:00May 19th, 2020|0 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 [...]

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, [...]

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin

Cherry & Apricot Fruit Gratin - Fruit gratins are a wonderful way to use up summer's delicate fruits. Rather than a heavy milk/cream batter that we think of for root [...]

By |2020-05-03T21:25:22+00:00May 1st, 2020|0 Comments

Soothing Sunburns and Sun-Tired Skin

The sun is out! Idaho is blessed with long, sunny days, wonderful mountains, rivers, forests and deserts.  A playground for those who love to be outside.  However, with Idaho'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 |2020-04-19T19:09:58+00:00April 19th, 2020|Asian Medicine Blog, BLOGS, Common Conditions, Summer|0 Comments

Bitter – The Flavor Of The Fire Element

Whoever coined the phrase “bitter hearts” was on the right track. The bitter flavor directly influences our Heart. Bitter - even its name can make us cringe, and it [...]