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Horseradish in Summer Combat

on Mon, 07/20/2009 - 13:30

Summer is finally sweltering and heating all of us up now that we're well into July. That warm loveliness that bakes you on the outside is more than likely making you want to cool your insides with cold or raw foods.

Truffle Salt

on Mon, 07/13/2009 - 13:30

You may recall that I wrote about truffles and truffle pigs (which hunt truffles) some time ago. I also wrote about salt not too long after that.

What's in Season

on Thu, 07/09/2009 - 13:30

Eating locally and seasonally: I've been thinking about this for quite some time, but I have not gone so far as to really delve into it daily and properly. I do love eating this way not only for the amazing flavor difference but also because yes, it helps the environment by reducing travel for food.

Travelling Medicine: United Kingdom

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

Since starting this blog just over a few months ago, this will be my first entry on travelling medicine, sharing the local treasures you can use if you find yourself in need of some medicinal food whilst visiting somewhere away from home.

Off to the UK

on Fri, 06/26/2009 - 04:19

Taking a little trip to see family and friends in the UK, I'll be back in 10 days with tales of yummy English treats..

Gin, Ginger, and Lemongrass

on Wed, 06/24/2009 - 13:30

If you want want to drink a cocktail that is refreshing and (technically) healthy, then go for a gin, ginger, and lemongrass cocktail this summer! Gin was originally brewed as a medicinal liquor. You can make your ginger flavored gin from scratch by infusing your gin with fresh slices of ginger or you can just simply buy a tasty ginger ale brand, mix one part of gin with 3 parts ginger ale, one stick of lemon grass, and a splash of fresh lime juice and you're all set! If you want to make it from scratch:

Watermelon Rind and Prosciutto Salad

on Sun, 06/21/2009 - 13:30

Watermelon rind, the white bit that is often thrown away after you cut off the juicy red bit, is a TCM medicinal and is delicious to boot.

What Water Tastes Like

on Wed, 06/17/2009 - 13:30

I love water but I don't think about it enough. I don't spend time tasting it though I remember the specific moments when it actually tastes delicious or tastes bad. In between the delicious and the bad there is a lot of murkiness. Two thirds of our bodies are composed of water.

Garlic Scapes Just Arrived!

on Wed, 06/17/2009 - 13:30

A little emergency posting here as I just got some lovely garlic scapes (pictured above) from the farmers market and they are pretty much on their way out as they are usually only available in early summer (along with young green garlic) when they nip


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.