• Autumn,  Goji,  Recipes,  Sweet Stuff

    Apple strudel with Goji berry

    emointhekitchen Autumn is ruled by the element metal, which represents a common sense in the field of human qualities, a sense of justice and a sense of the essential. The dominating emotions of this time are sorrow, grief, and melancholy. Now, the harvest is in, the temperature drops and the leaves begin to turn from green to yellow, red, and orange. It is time to draw our energy in and to let go of anything that no longer benefits us. This could be old perspectives, negative emotional reactions, and material things that no longer help us to achieve our greater purpose, which is unique to each and every one of…

  • Goji
    China,  Goji,  Treasures of Chinese Dietetics

    Goji Berry (Wolfberries)

    emointhekitchen In the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907 AD), the use of the plant as a tonic increased after a poet said: “it tastes like sweet dew and promotes longevity with a spoon’s chew.” In the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 AD), commoners made it a tribute food and they sent it to the Imperial Court frequently. In China circulates some short funny stories about goji: “The simple traveller walked through the village of Si-che when his attention was caught by a special scene. A twenty-one-year-old girl was beating an old grey man with a stick. The wanderer wanted to stand up for him because he thought he was about 80 years old. So he asked…