The Chinese theory of the Five Elements guides us to live in harmony with the seasons. This means eating food that grows near you when it is fresh and in season. Many of us have to learn how to do this since we have grown up eating food that comes from all over the world. Poppy Barach has a fantastic blog that is inspiring, beautiful, and educational. She writes about cooking foods grown in Seattle as well as gardening and living well in our Northwest region. Check it out - http://mixedgreensblog.com/
For more information about the Five Elements see The Center for Classical Five-Element Acupuncture in Seattle.