We do not have a lot of sunshine so far this winter.  Many people feel low energy, low mood,
and uninteresting, or feel they don’t want to do anything.  If you are one of them, your body
may think it is time for hibernation.  First don’t think you need pills for depression.  Secondly,
turn more lights on around you to wake your biological body up (better if you can put on
orange color shade).  Thirdly, buy some oranges, tangerines, or clementines and put them
on your countertop, so you can see them often.  If you like to eat them, eat them.  But, keep
the peels and leave them on the countertop.  The smell of the peels can wake you up.  You
can also boil the peel in the water or just soak it in the water and drink the tea.  The peel is a
Chinese herb that can move Qi (energy) in your body to make you feel more energetic and


We have had some cold days this winter so far.  Some people have cramps in their
stomach.  Some have diarrheas.  Some of the discomforts are caused non-fully cooked
food, such as rare cooked stakes.  But in most cases, the discomforts are from breathing
too much cold air when staying, or walking outside.  If you are experimenting cramps in your
stomach, and watery diarrhea, you can make and drink
ginger tea.  You can prevent the
cramps by trying to avoid raw and cold food (such as salad), and putting a scarf on you
month when you are outside. Or, you can call me any time to get more help.

For other suggestions or more detailed information, please, check our
seasonal notes

RECIPES: -- Scrabbled Egg with Tomatoes

Do you know that the scrabbled egg with tomatoes is a famous dish in Beijing, China.  It
looks good and taste good.


2 eggs, 1 big or 2 small tomatoes, 1 green onion chopped, 4 tablespoon of oil, a little salt.


1.        Dice the tomato(es) into half inch size.  Beat the eggs with the chopped green onion,
and a little salt in a bowl.
2.        Warm up a non-sticky pan and add 2 tablespoons of oil, scrabble the eggs to fully
cooked, put the cooked eggs into a bowl.
3.        Add 2 tablespoons of oil in the pan and add the diced tomatoes and a little salt, stir-fry
until they are fully cooked as the oil becomes red.
4.        Add the cooked eggs back to the pan and mix the tomatoes and eggs. Done. Enjoy!

Serves 1 person.

Have a healthy, happy winter season. Happy New Year
Winter 2019
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