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August 24, 2018

Oyster mushrooms are in the top 3 for culinary consumption worldwide (the other 2 are Agaricus bisporus and Lentinus edodes, coming soon!). The tasty Golden Oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus, although some have suggested they should actually be categorized as a varieta...

August 22, 2018

As a child, I was a picky eater, and mushrooms were, and still are, something I can be picky about. But as I have been learning about mushroom identification with the Illinois Mycological Association (IMA) I have been including more in my diet  - especially ones I find...

February 14, 2018

Although the month of February is known for Valentine’s Day, it is also American Heart month. What better way to celebrate both than to eat chocolate! Did you know that 90% of the population worldwide likes chocolate? (1) It seems like chocolate has won the world over,...

January 22, 2018

If you have not heard of using Elderberry for colds or the flu, now's the time! If you have heard about it, you are probably using and enjoying it. These berries are from the black elderberry shrub, Sambucus nigra, native to most of the northern hemisphere, while in pa...

To honor women, and International Women's day, let's discuss an herb that is named for them. Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) hold a special place in many hearts. The name motherwort comes from the Chinese pin yin name, Yi Mu Cao, meaning 'to benefit the mother'. The spe...

February 27, 2017

As February comes to a close, it's a good time to remember our hearts. Not just the love we share for Valentine's day, but the health of our heart. Here are just a few herbs with medicinal benefit for the heat. Since each of these taste good, consider using them as foo...

February 7, 2017

Acupuncture is part of an ancient system of medicine that has been gaining popularity in the United States since its introduction in the 1970’s. It uses small, thin needles that are inserted into the skin at specific points. When stimulated, these points activate the b...

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