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Travelling Medicine: Brittany and Normandy

on Fri, 11/12/2010 - 20:30

November and December seem to always zip by so quickly, it's like the last burst of speed to the finish line, and then poof!

Umami : The Flavor of Satisfaction

on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 20:30

Umami is a word borrowed from the Japanese (thank you, Japan!) meant to describe a flavor that falls somewhere between a savory/salty, sometimes sour, with often times a tinge of sweet taste. Umami is the flavor of satisfaction according to the area of

Love from the Sea

on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 20:30

The sea urchin (a.k.a. uni in Japanese or erizo de mar in Spanish): pure joy for your kidney's. This was my lunch today, straight out of the shell. It melted in my mouth.

A Duck's Egg

on Thu, 09/16/2010 - 20:30

I wanted to share the good news on duck eggs (which I already loved). While a free range farm fresh chicken egg is a wonderful source of protein and nutrition, duck eggs are even higher in concentrated amounts of vitamin A and D, manganese, zinc,

The Sandwich Alternative : Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls

on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 20:30

If you, like myself, are craving a sandwich-like meal without the added starchiness of the bread, then the Vietnamese fresh spring roll is here to make your day that much better as you take a chewy and pliant bite of sweet shrimp (or tender meat) along

Guest Post : Insomnia and Molasses

on Fri, 08/20/2010 - 17:30

Jeremy Cornish is an Acupuncturist and Ju Jutsu teacher located in Naperville, IL. He is currently involved in multiple projects including an acupuncture stress study, "Acupuncture Happy Hour" on-site in offices, and Executive Ju Jutsu, which is an executive coaching/team building experience. Keep up with him at

Food Noise : the Diet Post

on Wed, 08/18/2010 - 17:30

Food noise. It's everywhere. Every which way you turn, there's another diet, myth, "fact", or antioxidant savior. The Atkins Diet, the Paleo Diet, the Blood Diet, the South Beach Diet, Skinny Bitch, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, no carbs, no sugar, no

Crazy About Carrots

on Wed, 08/04/2010 - 20:30

Carrots are a surprising vegetable. How surprising can they really be you might wonder when we have all heard how carrots are good for your eyesight and many of us have that image of a cartoon bunny chomping away on a carrot just like popeye slurped

Mint for the Mind

on Wed, 07/21/2010 - 20:30

In all this summer heat and madness, a little mint goes a long way. Not only is it cooling and relaxing but it (Bo He) specifically targets the lungs and liver in Chinese medicine. Some symptoms or conditions that mint targets are : early stage fever, red eyes (especially from allergies), sore throat, menstrual irregularities or pain, rashes (it will "vent" them - especially in the early stages so they resolve quicker), irritability, depression, heat stroke or summer heat, or if you just simply get the feeling you need to "cool yourself off".

Rambling Raspberries

on Thu, 07/08/2010 - 20:30

If you already love raspberries and didn't need a medicinal excuse to eat them (or drink tea with their leaves), then you will be extra happy with this post.