Category: Health & Nutrition

  • Sunshine and the Almighty Vitamin D

    When the sun comes out in the Pacific Northwest, everyone goes a little bonkers! It’s no surprise because we do have a lot of cloud cover that blocks out valuable sunlight. Sunlight and vitamin D are essential for humans to survive. Our bodies naturally create vitamin D when exposed to sunlight which is why vitamin […]

    April 26, 2021

  • All Hail the Fungi!

    One of my favorite things to do is to go mushroom picking or “foraging” as most call it. As a child, my parents were members of the Northwest Mycological Society and we’d go to “mushroom meetings” with them once a month to look and learn about the varieties of mushrooms that grow in the Pacific […]

    January 26, 2021

  • Spicy Caramelized Eggplant-Embrace the Odd Purple Vegetable!

    I’ve never heard anyone exclaim or ever say, “I LOVE EGGPLANT!”  Yet, it’s one of those foods, kind of like tofu that absorbs the flavors that you cook it with making it deserving of some love. I have seen so many beautifully grown eggplants at the farmers market and pictures from friend’s gardens that makes […]

    September 2, 2020

  • photo of ripe bing cherries

    Cherries are good for…

    Cherries are touted to have anti-inflammatory superpowers. They are said to be good for increasing metabolism, reducing muscle pain, blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and easing insomnia. Helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s, colon cancer, and strokes. It is cherry season In California! Within a couple of weeks, it will be in Washington as well. Washington sweet Bing cherries […]

    May 21, 2020

  • Vitamin C, Oranges, Juicy, Nutritious

    Your Winter Friend – Vitamin C!

    Cold and flu season is in full swing and most of us are counting the days until springtime and warmer weather emerge. Our body is designed to fend off viruses that enter our system and it’s important that we give it a fighting chance to set up a natural defense shield! There are several things […]

    February 14, 2020