Nourishing Solstice Balance

As I write this it is just getting light here on the shortest day of the year.  I have a rare day with nothing scheduled but catch-up work, and as I light some candles in my tiny apartment, I reflect on the fact that just three years ago that I was spending the Solstice on…

Heirloom Grains North Woods Hermits

For better or worse at this time of year my brain gets distracted by a single thought:  Cookie Baking.  I think it’s in my blood as I was always told that Swedes need to have seven varieties of cookies on hand at all times throughout the Christmas season.  I’m not sure where this comes from,…

Your Body as a Landscape

This past term, I have been fortunate to take an innovative class on acupuncture point location, taught by our clinical dean, Andy McInytre L.Ac.  The premise of the course is that if we study the ancient Chinese classical texts, it is clear that, living close to nature as they did, their authors viewed the body…

Divine Holiday Macaroons!

Oh, December!!  In my dreams I would never leave the kitchen and could fill the whole month with daily recipe posts.  This year I’ll be in New Mexico for Christmas, and my brother’s family will be far away in New Jersey.  But on my recent trip home to Maine for Thanksgiving, we all got the…