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Mulberry Magic

on Thu, 07/07/2011 - 03:30

This last weekend I was lucky enough to be invited over to a friend's home on a bright sunny day to go wild and pluck as many mulberries, mulberry leaves, and mulberry twigs as I wished from her mulberry tree. Nevertheless, I was quite tame and only took a little for my home medicinal purposes as I'll be leaving to live in China again soon to continue my work and study on yao shan, a.k.a. medicinal cooking.

Blue Potatoes - Happy 4th of July!

on Fri, 07/01/2011 - 03:30

As the 4th of July weekend approaches (or for those not in the U.S., perhaps a warm weekend of barbecues?), consider the blue potato. Some time ago I wrote about the potato in all it's simple glory.

The Passion (Fruit)

on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 03:30

On a most recent trip to Paris I was lucky enough to catch sight of the absolutely spectacular and surreal passion fruit flower which begins to fruit in the Spring in France (though in places closer to the equator the seasons are longer August -

Mushroom Medicine

on Tue, 05/17/2011 - 03:30

Mushrooms have been used as medicine for millennia. Their DNA most closely resembles human DNA (as opposed to a plants DNA), lending them a strong biological and sometimes also a mythical link.

The Arrival of Green

on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 03:30

I've been having trouble getting out of the routine of heavy winter-protection food, partly due to the weather in Chicago being a little unstable but also because well, it's comforting to eat heavy, slow cooked, delicious food.

Spring time/Yang time

on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 03:30

(recycled from April 22, 2010)

Spring time is a yang time in Chinese Medicinal terms, while winter is a yin time.

Burn Salve : Egg Whites

on Thu, 03/31/2011 - 03:30

Hot off the press (though it's been around the block and back for some time) : egg whites are an excellent salve for burns. The high collagen content helps in healing and soothing the burn as well as restoring the skin to it's natural condition.

Guest Post: Shiso Leaf Uses

on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 03:30

A little about Jeremy:

Jeremy Cornish is an Acupuncturist and Ju Jutsu teacher located in Naperville, IL.

(Happy 2011!) Butternut Squash Soup with a Hint of Spice

on Wed, 01/05/2011 - 03:30

Yellow and sweet. The color and taste which treat the digestive system in Chinese Medicine.

Winter Hash

on Fri, 12/17/2010 - 20:30

If you live anywhere near where I do and are beginning to feel the effects of the wind, cold, dryness, and lack of sun, then you are likely in need of something warm, nourishing, and colorful on your plate! Immediately.