By Rebecca Altman, chief herbalist, mischief maker and curator of fine plant matter at Kings Road Apothecary.
Wild pine nuts and pine nut biscotti
Every winter when my clients ask me for help with their energy levels, I find myself repeating the same things: 'You're not meant to have boundless energy in the winter. Look at the earth around you: its tucking in on itself. Its not berating itself for feeling like it wants to sleep more, no, its doing what comes naturally, and gathering its energy for the coming spring.' And while this may be a difficult concept to understand in a modern world where we're meant to be 'on' all the time, the cycles of nature didn't get the memo that things had changed, and despite all attempts to prove otherwise, we are, very much, still connected to nature. Which means that in the winter, we're going to feel more tired, more drawn to rest and sleep.
And at this time of year, sometimes the best medicine of all is an obligation-free afternoon in which you can light some candles,Read More »from Pine Nut Biscotti: A Winter Indulgence