Living with the Seasons2016-12-29T12:24:08+00:00

Nabe Pot (Japanese New Year’s Soup)

Each Asian culture has its own New Year's tradition.  In Japan, the Nabe pot often makes an appearance.  The process takes a little time, but that is a part of the celebration--taking time with family [...]

Stout-hearted Beef Stew

This is a rich and deeply nourishing dish that is perfect for cold winter days.  The sweetness of the prunes is perfectly offset by the stout and pairs with the rich earthiness of the onion [...]

Warm To The Core

April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CP, CHN Baby, it's cold outside.  Now that you have an ear worm to pester you for the day, let's talk about keeping the core of the body [...]

Summer–The Season Of The Fire Element

April Crowell, Dipl. ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA CI & CN Summer, the season of the Fire Element, has arrived!  The days are long and the bright sunshine invites us outdoors to work in our gardens [...]

Merry Mints–The Healing Energetics of Mint

Basil, apple, sage and spearmint; Oregano, catnip, pineapple and peppermint; To many dishes their flavor they've lent; Yet why is one not called merriment? Grandma June grew a peppermint bush around the water spigot [...]

Spring Cleaning–From Inside to Outside

There’s a buzzing of excitement in the air and in our bodies.  It’s spring, the season of the wood element and the energy is up and outward in powerful surges. It’s a time of change [...]