Breakfast

Mushroom Hot Pot (Kinoko Nabe)

Spring and autumn are the ideal seasons for harvesting mushrooms–those fun little fungi that have marvelous healing benefits for the body. It seems that no one knows for sure how many [...]

By |2019-10-28T13:19:57+00:00October 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Pumpkin Butter

Rich, fragrant and comforting, pumpkin butter is welcome food at my breakfast table. It truly requires very little work and when made with fresh pumpkin or squash its color [...]

By |2019-10-23T18:58:48+00:00October 23rd, 2019|0 Comments

Basic Congee (Shi Fan, Jook)

Congee, Shi-Fan (literally, rice water) or Jook. Whatever name you give it, rice porridge has been the foundation of nutritional healing since...well, we started playing with fire and cooking.  [...]

By |2019-10-17T15:42:14+00:00October 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Pumpkin Custard And Pie Filling

This is actually one of my favorite breakfast recipes in the fall and winter.  The custard is easy to digest, and this recipe is high [...]

By |2019-10-23T17:13:58+00:00October 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Cranberry Zucchini Bread

During the cooler months it’s time to seek warmth, rest and introspection. Longer cooking methods like stewing and baking help to move our energy inward and [...]

By |2019-09-18T13:02:21+00:00September 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Spiced Poached Pears with Cardamon Cream

In season, poached pears are a favorite breakfast side dish for my family.  It takes just a few moment to quarter and seed the pears [...]

By |2019-08-12T18:42:17+00:00August 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Spiced Applesauce

Spiced Applesauce–sounds mundane right? When it comes to strengthening the digestive system and the immune, mundane or simple is the best place to start.  A [...]

By |2019-08-07T19:55:46+00:00August 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Honey Apricot Jam

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 [...]

By |2019-07-13T16:30:58+00:00July 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Honeycake

Honeycake - The honey you choose will influence the flavor of the cake. Summer honeys are often lighter and more delicate than the richer late summer, early fall darker honeys. [...]

By |2019-06-01T15:28:06+00:00May 25th, 2019|0 Comments