Garden to Table

Essentrics Schedule + Weight Rebalancing

My New Year’s Intentions include: Weighing myself weekly Last winter, I put on 14 pounds after going to several months without weighing myself and getting addicted to sugar again which is so easy!   In my past, I’ve obsessed with weighing myself more than once a day which is not healthy either. Once a week…

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Fall into Winter with Soups and Stews

I love this time of year.  Fall and Thanksgiving quickly recede as we start getting snow and colder weather–and the change can be abrupt here in Steamboat Springs. My husband and I just returned from Mexico where I went for the week-long Essentrics Symosium (sign up for my newsletter if you want more details). When…

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Immune-Supporting Herbs

My last post included the Three Musketeers for immune function from a food point of view;  let’s focus today on two herbs well known for immune support.  One you may be unfamiliar with is astragalus root (astragalus propinquus) which looks like a tongue depressor when you buy it at the health food store.  It’s been…

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Service Berries

Service berries were something I knew nothing about, until moving to Steamboat Springs about 11 years ago.  Since my discovery, it’s been an August goal to collect some to enjoy in a variety of ways. They look and taste a lot like a blueberry, though slightly less sweet and can be identified by a little…

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California Poppy – to relax and more

CaliforniaPoppy

Greetings! I’ve been fascinated lately with using relaxation to strengthen through Essentrics, which also made me think about the many medicinal properties of this beautiful plant, California Poppy, aka Eschscholizia californica L.     In addition to helping us relax, this beautiful plant is also very helpful in assistance with: Circulation, helping to relieve high…

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Fall Transitions

End of Season Tomatoes

I love fall. My birthday is in the fall, Thanksgiving–my favorite holiday–is in the fall. I love the excessive beauty just before the frost, and end-of-season tomatoes allowed to ripen in a brown paper bag. Or cooked up as a delicious treat: Fried Green Tomatoes. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid”…

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Summer shifting into Fall

I love this time of year when the Reds come out just a little bit here in Colorado, and more so in Vermont where we are looking forward to visiting later this fall. This is part of what gives our little patio in downtown Steamboat some privacy But I’m still happily harvesting tomatoes from the…

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First tomato of the season!

End of Season Tomatoes

Here is my dear husband, Webb, who just plucked the season’s first tomato! Not bad for a growing season of only 59 days. ;-). I think the reason we get lucky with tomatoes is our small garden is in between two concrete driveways–We will use whatever we can to grow our own food in this…

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Spring Gifts from the garden

Look what I found under the melting snow of our garden! There were several and they are delicious. But only one had this cool visual to offer-The lemon just gives you a sense of size. 😉

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Making do…40 Green Tomatoes

We had nearly 40 green tomatoes on one plant when the freeze was about to hit, so plucked them and stored them in the basement in brown paper bags to ripen.  It works well, although I must admit they aren’t *quite* as divine as plucked right off the vine.  😉  I had my very last…

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