Horse Power! Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) root is known by a number of names, including Indian ginseng and winter cherry, and its usages are even more plentiful than its aliases. Tracing the origin of ashwagandha’s name gives us strong clues about its function. Ashwagandha literally translates to “smell of a horse” in Sanskrit. While the fresh root has a strong odor that is likened to horse urine, rest assured, the dried root has a mild, if not pleasant, flavor and odor. As Ayurveda teaches, nothing is right for everyone, but the uses of this rejuvenating herb are vast, powerful, and plentiful. Read the article here.
As a lover of all things autumnal, I have often thought that there’s a reason we fall in love, and not spring into love. Each season has its own special magic, but the colors and flavors of fall possess a unique romantic coziness.
Autumn leaves, the appearance of pumpkins on stoops, a slanted golden light, and the desire to wrap myself in a comforting wool sweater are some of my favorite symbols of fall. Another favorite? Figs. Read the full post here.
When it comes to cooking with edible mushrooms, the options are exciting, creative, and vast. Even for the novice chef who is just dipping their toe into the world of edible mushrooms, culinary options span far beyond the common button mushroom. Curious looking fungi such as morel (Morchella esculentoides), enoki (Flammulina velutipes), porcini (Boletus edulis), and chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius) can be incorporated into desserts, pastas, soups, and dumplings. Furthermore, there is good reason for the burgeoning popularity of edible mushrooms. These friendly fungi have the capacity to support good health while adding protein, texture, and flavor to sweet and savory dishes alike. Read the full post here or copy and paste this link into your browser:
Perhaps you are a mushroom lover by nature and incorporating edible mushrooms into your diet comes naturally to you. On the other hand, you are not alone if you find mushrooms to be an acquired taste. Proper preparation techniques and well-balanced recipes certainly improve the appeal of edible mushrooms. However, if tantalizing recipes aren’t enough motivation, knowing the edible mushroom benefits of some of the best fungi available to us may provide further inspiration. Read the full post here.