Food is Medicine – Kimchi

Kimchi is a fermented dish made with vegetables and an assortment of different seasonings. Koreanculture is big on this side dish, making it their national dish and holding an annual kimchi festival.

Food is Medicine – Fire Cider

Food is Medicine – Garlic

July demarks garlic season at Round the Bend Farm (RTB). This is a time for the fall-planted crop to be harvested, hung to dry, and garlic scapes enjoyed until the bulbs themselves harden off.

Food is Medicine – Elderberry

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) has been my go-to immune booster ever since I had children and learned about its amazing health benefits.  It has a long history of uses and is revered for its antioxidant and antiviral qualities.  In Old World tradition, an elder bush was planted at the edge of a garden as the “protector” […]

Food is Medicine – Lambs Quarters

This month we have been enjoying a daily dose of the wild edible weed known as Lambs Quarters (Chenopodium album).  Yes, I said weed.  However, once upon a time, this annual weed received more respect.  Prior to the introduction of spinach from Southeast Asia, lambs quarters were the go-to-greens.  They are a genuine super-food high […]