Seasonally in the Chinese medicine framework, Summer resonates with the element of Fire. Bit of a no-brainer, really, if we take enough time to observe the world around us and the way the Sun heats up, the Earth dries out, fruits ripen and in Australia, bushfire season starts. But what happens in human beings during this time, and what impact does it have on our health, according to the ancient Chinese?
This Spring picture recipe instructable is for Black Fungus - a popular Chinese side dish/salad. Specialist Asian ingredients can be hard to come by in the country but Lisa at This Little Piggy Asian Market in Castlemaine has it pretty well stitched for anything you might need to make this dish. In fact, she is… Continue reading Black Fungus? Really? Um. Yes. Give it a crack!
Making, drinking and incorporating Chai into your diet is a great thing to do when it's cold in Winter, and as a general health tonic and preventative, depending on the herbs you choose to add. It's all very optional. So below, follow your heart and your senses and build your own cup of awesome.