Monthly Archives: October 2014

A soup template

My mom loved soup. Of all the recipes she collected over the years, the lion’s share of them were soups and stews. Continue reading

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Saffron: a wonder spice

Historically, saffron has been used for afflictions of everything from cardiovascular problems to black plague, improving appetite and digestion of fats, relieving rheumatoid arthritis, and inhibiting helicobacter pylori infections involved in stomach ulcers. Continue reading

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Making our tinctures

Have you ever wondered how we make our tinctures? The process is fairly basic and adheres to Traditional Chinese Medical practices regarding cooking a Chinese herbal formula. The basics of brewing Chinese herbs are simple and techniques vary from place … Continue reading

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In the News

I’ve decided to revive our In the News posts, because there have been a few interesting articles catch my attention in the past few weeks. **** Milk has been in the news again. My mom was a huge proponent of … Continue reading

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What We Know About Fats and Oils

The following post is an excerpt from A Pocket Full of Posies, a collection of my mom’s writing and I thought it was particularly relevant these days, considering how much we see in the news about the changing beliefs and … Continue reading

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Holistic Pet Care

Many of us, who are conscientious regarding how we treat ourselves and our family, think less about how we are treating our treasured family pets. We think nothing of steroids for a skin condition, low quality food, anti-depressants or sedatives … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary Midwifery Event & Silent Auction in Santa Cruz

This Saturday, October 4, 2014 come help celebrate 40 years of nurse-midwifery in Santa Cruz. Local members of the California Nurse-Midwives Association are organizing a fundraiser and silent auction at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center with live music by local band … Continue reading

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