Homemade Amasake Recipe

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The recent warm weather in Seattle has motivated me to make amasake. I first started making it while living in Austin, TX. Living there, I didn’t have to think about how to keep the culture warm because I didn’t have … Continued

Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants Course

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This must be the summer that I finally learn how to harvest local plants for food and healing. I am already enrolled in Seaweed 101, which starts in a few weeks, and now I have enrolled in a Wild Edible … Continued

Fruit Kanten Recipe

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Kanten is a much healthier alternative to jello. It utilizes agar, a sea vegetable that adds minerals and can produce a cooling effect in the body. It is really nice during warm weather and I love it with fresh berries. You can also use … Continued

Seaweed 101

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I recently discovered a seaweed harvesting class that looks like a whole lot of fun. Seaweed 101:  Seaweed Harvesting Adventures in the Puget Sound. I have been wanting to learn how to harvest for quite some time, only partly because … Continued

Lemon Pudding Recipe

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Lemon Pudding is delicious served with the berries that will be coming into season this summer or with strawberry rhubarb sauce. This version is vegan, mildly sweet and thickened with agar and kuzu root starch. You can find the ingredients … Continued

Breadfarm: Edison, WA

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We have an abundance of artisan sourdough bread being produced in the Seattle area. However, my personal favorite, Breadfarm in Edison, WA, is worth a trip up north. Some of my favorite flavors right now are the seasonal Allium Loaf and … Continued

Turnip Roots and Tops

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Once a week, I cook for a couple in Bellingham, WA. For the past few weeks I happened to be there on a Saturday and attended the Bellingham Farmer’s Market. Last week, I found some baby turnips with the most … Continued

Yasuo Mori-Shiatsu and Chi Soup

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I have recently discovered a gem in Seattle, WA. Yasuo Mori is a lifelong student and practitioner of shiatsu. He began his studies with his mother at the age of six. A practitioner with this type of experience is hard … Continued

Pressed Salad

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Pressed salad is excellent for adding freshness to our meals, reducing sweet cravings and satisfying the need for a crunchy texture.  Spring is also the time when the liver is the most active and fresh, green vegetables are great for the … Continued