Mulled Red Wine With Rosemary

Chilly weather means warm drinks and mulled wines are a classic.  Serve at holidays dinners or after a day on the snowy mountain.  Explore different spices, wines and flavorings.  Add [...]

By | November 7th, 2017|My Blogs, Recipes, Winter recipes|0 Comments

Warm Autumn Salad

Winter squash are one of my most recommended foods, as they are staple for the healing and maintaining the Stomach and Spleen–the Earth element organs.  Small winter squash start coming [...]

Dutch Sage, Apple & Pear Sauce Cake

Grandma Niesing, a large Dutch woman,  owned a rambling farm just down the road from my grandparent’s. Though not actually related, the families had known each other for so long, she [...]

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 [...]

K’hair Belaban

Years ago I worked at an Egyptian restaurant here in Boise. The food was fabulous–working with Middle-Eastern men…not so much. Anyway, one of my favorite dips on the menu was [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|VB cooler|0 Comments

Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Arugula is a wonderful green. It sends spinach blushing to the corner when it comes to calcium content match.  Arugula can be harvested almost all year long where I live. [...]

By | January 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Soft Cooked Amaranth

Amaranth is a tiny South American grain that was a staple food for the Aztecs.  It ranges from shades of rich gold to deep reds.  High in the essential amino [...]

Nettle Tea

Nettles are very nourishing and blood building.  They relieve toxins, hot flashes, allergies and anemia–a wonderful addition to the diet.   I brew up a large pan of nettle tea [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|Gluten Free, My Blogs, Recipes, Spring recipes|0 Comments

Kudzu Ginger Tea

Kudzu, kuzu, pueraria or ge gen–it’s all the same thing.  This amazing vine that is taking over the south, leaving areas looking like something out of a Miyazaki film.  Ge [...]