Cupping For Beginners, part 2

How you do cupping will depend on the cupping set you have purchased. Most sets come with a basic set of instructions to get you started. If you have not previously experienced what the suction of a cup feels like before, I recommend practicing on your forearm as it will be relatively unaffected below the…

Cupping For Beginners, part 1

I first learned about cupping when I was studying TCM in college. It can be done as a very simple practice or a much more complicated one. For beginners, the basics of cupping can provide relief from a variety of musculoskeletal pains with a very low risk of injury, unlike with acupuncture and herbal medicine….

Fruit Compote: Preserving your fruit harvest

Fruit compote is delicious and can be made with just about any fruits you want. It will always taste different. Today I had two peaches from my CSA that were going bad, an extra apple, and some leftover berries in my freezer that I decided to pull out. When your fruit is starting to bad,…

Displaying Dry Plants

Once you have pressed your plants and flowers it is a simple job to get them mounted for display. Some of the items you will need to do this are: Water based glue such Elmer’s Acid free paper or cardstock Frames or lamination machine After about a week of pressing your plants they should be…