Arabic Honey Electuary

An "electuary" is simply a honey paste. This Arabic Honey Electuary can help reduce chronic inflammation. Make a jar, and take a tablespoon each day.

Ingredients listed in parts (all dried powders):
Black pepper 1
Ginger 1
Tumeric 6-8

1. Place mixed powders into jar
2. Warm the honey, until liquefied
3. Add 4 ounces of Honey to every 3 T of herb powder
4. Stir, and enjoy 1 T, 1-2 times a day

A teacher with multiple sclerosis uses this formula daily. I recently recommended it to a patient with lupus. We frequently spooned it out to Water Protectors at Standing Rock, along with Fire Cider, Osha honey, and CBD oil. I have found this simple recipe effective + delicious, over the years. Please let me know how you like it! Please share with someone who might like Arabic Honey, too.


Way of Tea: February Puerh notes


Here's a few notes from last night's Way of Tea event: 

Tea/ 茶

Dao De Jing/ 道德經
Here's the reflection questions that I posed from passage 9: 
  • What's a tangible example of when you should have stepped back? How do you "step back"?
  • How do you balance work, play, time, boundaries, and other elements with integrity? 
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Stay Healthy
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Jiling Lin, L.Ac.

Jiling Lin, L.Ac. 林基玲


Make Chocolate

Celebrate love:

Love yourself so fully, that from this place of fullness, you shine that love back outwards to illuminate the lives of all you encounter, in turn.

Share love with homemade chocolate. Why not go wild and make a big batch for the whole office? Your whole street? Town? Everyone needs some love.

Making chocolate is easy. By controlling the amount of sugar and other ingredients, you also control the health benefits received.

Here's 2 different recipes for making your own chocolate:
- make it from scratch with "Bare Chocolate"
- rebuild from another bar with "Chocolate Truffles"

Have fun, get creative, and share with everyone!
Love, Jiling

Bare Chocolate

1/4 C cocoa butter
4 T cocoa powder
2 T sweetener (adjust as desired)
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1. melt cocoa butter in double boiler on low heat
2. stir in cocoa powder
3. add sweetener/ vanilla
4. add herbs/ nuts/ seeds/ fruits/ etc (optional)
5. pour into molds
6. let cool. Once solid, release from molds, and enjoy! 

Chocolate Truffles

8 oz dark chocolate
2/3 cup coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla
spices/ herbs (optional. ie cinnamon, nutmeg, etc)
powdered cacao/ roses/ coconut/ etc (optional, for coating)

1. break chocolate to small pieces.
2. add vanilla + spices/ herbs (optional) to chocolate.
3. warm coconut milk in double boiler until fully melted, then remove from heat
4. pour chocolate- mix into coconut- milk. Let stand until melted, then mix
5. place into fridge to let cool, until you can roll it into balls
6. roll into balls (you can scoop it out with a tablespoon)
7. roll in powder (optional)
8. yum!

Adding Herbs
You can add herbal powders into both recipes. For Truffles, you can infuse herbs into coconut milk, or add herbal powders into the coating- mix. Have fun and experiment! Here's some herbal ideas:

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