Metal and Mustards

photo credit: Wikimedia CommonsNevit Dilmen The sun is shining, the air is crisp, and the leaves are doing their autumnal thing today in DC.  As we move toward the shorter days of winter, this time is considered to correspond with the element of Metal in Chinese...

Fall into Autumn

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Today is the autumn equinox, which means: the day and night are equal in length.  After today, the days begin to get shorter, until we reach the shortest day/ longest night, at the Winter Solstice on December 21. Day and night are...

Vegetable Alert: Sweet Potato Greens!

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons The lettuce and kale might be absent, but this week at my farmers market I found sweet potato greens!!  They are, I feel, like the most delicious spinach you ever imagined.  Chop, sauté in olive or coconut oil with a dash of sea salt. ...

Seasonal Eating for Summer

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons How is your summer? I’m in the midst of my Sweet & Simple Summer Detox series, which has been a flurry of learning-curves and activity; at the same time, I’ve stopped drinking coffee as part of my own detox, which has lent a gentle,...

Everyday Detox Tips

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Happy Friday from the Delaware beach!  I hope you’re getting some sun and surf, or finding delight in whatever way makes you happiest this season. In the 5-element Chinese philosophy, mid-summer is the time that corresponds tojoy and...

Stay Cool in Hot Times

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons The summer solstice was last week, June 21.  That’s the day when the daylight hours are the longest and the night is shortest.  From here on out, the days are getting shorter until we reach the winter solstice (December 21).  But before...