Apples of my eyes


Quadruple haiku; of course on food

Using fingers to count

– Because rhyming words

And syllables don’t always match

Like a conscientious rider on an equine mount.

Food colors for chakra work

And Traditional Chinese meds food therapy too

Apples are for lung health

How ‘convenient’ that they come about

Just in time for autumn season and health reasons

The sniffly, sneeze-y, I can’t quite breathe right body signal tease

– Turn that internal warning light to all systems go

Saying ‘take care of me’.

– so you can play in the leaves and fall time cold

Don’t take my word for it.

Do your own research, as you like.


Sansa apples gone

Until autumn comes again

Try Gala for now?


Golden Delicious

Eat plain or try with cheddars

Umami, mild sweet


Green Dragon, wood bowl

Scenting the kitchen richly

Heirloom fruit delight


Apples of my eyes.

I’m waiting to pick, tree fresh

Hopefully this year.


September breezes


Late summer is here

…or you could say early autumn

September weather is sometimes warm

And sometimes breezes a-blowing

My Taurus Saturn is still OK, no throat problems yet.

Taurus is content with warm liquids and warming food

Pumpkin pie, warmed, with a spoonful of coconut oil for the crust to absorb

Pumpkin cheesecake? Whipped cream on the side?

Is it the sweetness, the comforting softness or is it the spices I need?

…do I, should I, just mix a batch of pumpkin pie spices and sprinkle as needed?

*shrug* all is tasty with a cup of fresh hot herbal tisane

…tea is only with Camellia leaves…

My Gemini parts need attention more

…Arms, chest, lungs

A bright blue wind resistant jacket to wear outdoors

My lungs feel slightly congested every now and then,

Or a sniffly nose needs a tissue or two

…yellow is warning of infection, and green is an S.O.S.

But balanced easily for me with the lungs

Is a little tisane, ginger or mint

Have some turmeric or ginger in foods

…catfish curry, extra turmeric?

Juice glass servings of fizzy kombucha

And a steady intake of coconut macaroons – and quite frankly, coconut anything.

…plus minimizing the refined sweet…

Clearing the throat and lungs.


Once more in this summer weather, I find myself congested ever so slightly and intermittently on the cooler/damper mornings on waking up. The mild congestion starts in the throat area and as it worsens, goes down into the lungs (but that is usually a cold season problem).

Traditional Chinese meds would have you take note of what was symptoms were occurring and the first method of treatment would be with food.

Below are the procedures I went through for self-healing and still use when needed (except for the colloidal silver).


If there is heat in the lungs and nasal discharge is involved:

  1. yellow; warning
  2. green; high alert

My go-to is hot, fresh tea/tisane or miso broth, even some type of broth with miso mixed in, and coconut based food – as well as consume as much (and a variety) of live culture foods.

NO cold or chilled foods. I avoid dairy at this point because it makes me produce more phlegm.

I personally tend to stick with kombucha unless my body says it wants other live culture foods.


Heat, aka an infection starting, also (for me) is felt usually in the pharynx area as rough grit sandpaper scratching or maybe a sensation of a very precise swipe with something blunt yet pointed, in the throat. This usually happens in the colder season.

A hot cup of strong peppermint tisane and a coconut macaroon(s) the size of one’s fist are what I consume until I get some live culture foods into my system. The brands of organic tisanes that I like for robust, clean, peppermint-y strength are:

  1. Yogi
  2. Traditional Medicinals
  3. Choice
  4. sometimes this too from Stash


Heat in the body shows up usually as irritations (internal or external) – such as rashes.  A bad case of acute dermatitis at the front of my neck years ago had me spraying on colloidal silver on my skin often. The silver gel by the same company irritated my skin (I’m guessing it may have had to do with the carrier for the gel).  The redness, swelling and oozing  cooled and drained; the skin eventually calmed down. But along the healing path, the rash patches changed from red to a more purplish coloring before eventually fading.

A co-worker remarked that it looked like bruises on my neck as if someone had tried to choke me. My food habits at that time were not that great either – plenty of mall food (refined sugars and empty starches/carbs) to go with the mall retail job.

Considering the personal situations at the time, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a karmic note to self to take care of an old issue.

The colloidal silver spray brand that I had used was this one.


Of course, there are also other forms of medicine involved in healing the throat, as mentioned in Throat Care.