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...

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. ...

What is the Lymphatic System and Why Should You Care?

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons IT IS SPRING! Honestly, I’m STILL a little nervous to say that out loud, even though here in DC it’s feeling a lot like actual summer… if I’m too happy about sun-dress season, will it snow on me? As I plant and tend my gardens – and...

Brussels Sprouts

photo credit: Wikimedia CommonsNevit Dilmen Brussels sprouts look like little cabbages, but they grow along a stalk.  Like outer space vegetables. In this photo, i am holding in my hand a stalk of Brussels sprouts. The leaves have been removed to protect the …...