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Salt Posting Coming!

on Mon, 06/01/2009 - 13:30

For those of you that have not contemplated salt, where it comes from, what it should look (and taste) like, where to get it, what it does for you medicinally, I've done a lot of this the last few years and would love to share. Besides being quite addicted to chilies, one of my other loves is salt.

The Mongolian Garlic Crusher

on Wed, 06/03/2009 - 13:30

I promised a long time ago that I would write about the Mongolian Garlic Crusher and have decided to do it now, since my salt posting is taking some time - there's just too much to write about salt and I want to give you as much salty juice as possible on my favorite mineral when it's properly done.

The Essence of Salt and Everything Else

on Thu, 06/04/2009 - 13:30

We all contain approximately 250 grams of salt in our bodies, which would fill anywhere from 2-4 small containers depending on their size. Just this simple fact should tell you that you/we/all of us, need salt. As a main component of the body's

Miso and Udon Soup Because it's Cold Again!

on Sat, 06/06/2009 - 13:30

Unfortunately, the cold has slinked back into Chicago and because of this all the lovely cool summer foods I'd usually be cooking are on hold until further rays of sunshine heat us up again.

Broccoli Pickles

on Sun, 06/07/2009 - 13:30

Just a quickie here as I want to share my broccoli pickles I made this weekend! I was craving something pickle-y that wasn't in a jar made by someone else and overly brined and soft, my own fast healthy crisp pickle fix!

Creating in the Kitchen

on Mon, 06/08/2009 - 13:30

I finally decided to make my title/header a bit more fun and creative, and did it last night in the kitchen. Coming up this week : medicinal wines and oysters.

Healing Wines and Liquors

on Tue, 06/09/2009 - 13:30

Alcohol (wine, liquor, etc) was a prescribed medicinal long before it arrived in a martini glass. I can see how people might potentially get rather excited about healing with alcohol, it would be oh so convenient! Perhaps the whole concept of medicine brings to mind sterile green hued rooms, uncomfortable exams, or poor tasting pills and tinctures and that's why a healing wine might seem to come in extra handy in the midst of all this poking and prodding.

What's in Your Local Store

on Fri, 06/12/2009 - 13:30

Just went on a quick jaunt to the grocery store, specifically Trader Joe's, to stock up on food supplies for the weekend as well as some basics.

The Spice House in Chicago

on Sun, 06/14/2009 - 13:30

Below are a few pictures from our trip to the Spice House in Chicago which I have been hearing about for a while. Today was perhaps not the best day to peruse as there were a million people in there for the Wells Street Fair but I will go back soon.


on Tue, 06/16/2009 - 13:30

I am going to post about water later this evening, with trepidation... I've been learning a lot about it myself as of late and while it's not that dire, it's been eye opening. Water is obviously vital to our survival, I might even go so far as to say that it is at the top of the list in terms of importance. There is a lot of variety in the quality of water, it's not just water is water, there are different tastes, minerals, ways of processing, etc, and each kind has it's energetic significance to our health. In Chinese Medicine and in any medicine, water is what nourishes us and often is overlooked as being a healing source. Most people simply don't drink enough good water, either from lack of access or lack of habit.