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Monday, June 21, 2010

on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 20:30

(Pink/Red Peony, also known as Chi Shao in Chinese Medicine)

This summer I've been obsessed with flowers, not just placing them in a vase or growing them for aesthetic purposes, but eating them.

The Star of Early Summer: Scapes

on Thu, 06/10/2010 - 20:30

Last year around this time in June I posted about garlic scapes, which I used to make a marinade for a slow cooked goat leg. This year I've been experimenting with all sorts of young green Alliums out there, ramps (which are in essence a wild leek but

Grow Your Own Medicinal Herb Garden

on Sun, 05/23/2010 - 20:30


I've been growing a little city garden every year for about 5 years now. In all honesty, much of it has been hit or miss and I'm just beginning to truly learn how to grow plants that flourish.

Circulating Chives

on Wed, 05/19/2010 - 20:30

Chives are another of the lovely young onions popping up in the Spring. Along with their magenta colored flowers they are a wonderful addition for the culinary and medicinal palate.

Making Sense of Milk

on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 20:30

It is estimated that up to 70% of adults are lactose intolerant. Yet, the "milk does the body good" campaign came into play in a big way in the last 50 years (or more) and somehow got placed right at the top of the ever present food pyramid.

Young Wild Leeks and Yang Energy

on Thu, 04/22/2010 - 20:30

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

Soups, Salads, and Spring

on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 20:30

Now that Spring is arriving, it's time to lighten the food load a bit, and increase your fresh vegetable and fruit intake. However, it is still incredibly important to avoid going all raw and salad-crazy just because the weather is warmer.

The S(tress) Factor

on Wed, 03/31/2010 - 20:30

You would think that being in the healing profession, I would not fall prey to the ever present "stress" that sneaks in here and there and everywhere. Well, I do. And I'm sure you do too.

When All You Can Eat is a Potato

on Mon, 03/15/2010 - 20:30

Potatoes are an often underrated healing source of food.

Treating Temperature with Tamarind

on Wed, 02/24/2010 - 20:30

Tamarindus indica L., otherwise known as tamarind (fruit), just so happens to be not only delicious but a wonderful medicinal as well. In Thailand (where it naturally grows) it is referred to as makam and I mentioned it briefly here in the Travelling