Gardens to Glass, Summer Drinks and Tapas Workshop

Learn how to make the most of your summertime libations. Participants learn to make refreshing aqua frescas, extraordinary elixirs, and sensational syrups made from fruits and herbs from the garden and summer markets. Design your own bitters to balance your cocktails and digestive system. Become your own mixologist and dazzle your family and guests with […]

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Edible Wild Foods Gourmet

Explore the fascinating world of wild edibles. We’ll begin with with an herb walk, identifying local wild edibles. Discover the optimum nutrition and delicious tastes provided by plants usually weeded and tossed in the compost pile. Back in the kitchen, participants prepare a delicious four course meal using common, nutritious wild plants, including nettle, chickweed, […]

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Herbal Home and Garden

Learn how to create a garden full of plants that can be used in the kitchen, medicine cabinet, spa and cleaning cupboard in this herbal workshop. Discover herbs for culinary teas and seasoning blends, spa body and bath care, first aid and green cleaning. Enjoy an herbal lunch featuring roasted tomato gazpacho with parmesan crisps; […]

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Spring Self Renewal Mini Retreat

Spring is a time of renewal and reawakening. Take some time off to discover herbal tonics, health boosting super foods and natural skin products you can make yourself. Learn simple self-care practices to regain balance and vibrant health. Bring home a soothing skin salve, a cleansing face mask and a detoxifying spring tonic along with […]

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Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic Recipe Antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, great for the cardiovascular and immune system garlic is a true super food. Make a couple extra and have on hand for garlic butter or to add to other dishes. 1 large garlic head 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the head of […]

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Chickpea, Chicken and Roasted Garlic Soup

Chickpea, Chicken and Roasted Garlic Soup

Chickpea, Chicken and Roasted Garlic Soup, serves 6-8 This is a wonderful, nourishing soup, tasty enough for company and great for boosting the immune system at the tail end (we hope) of the cold and flu season. Substitute whatever vegetable you have on hand, omit the chicken for the vegetarian version. olive oil 1-2 cups […]

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Homemade Boursin

Homemade Boursin

Homemade Boursin This is easy and delicious! 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 8 oz butter – room temp 16oz cream cheese, room temp 4 tbs freshly grated Parmesan Salt and pepper to taste. Fresh or dried herbs of choice. If fresh they should be minced. I like chives, marjoram, thyme, basil, dill and/or red pepper […]

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Apple Chutney Recipe

Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney Chutney is a wonderful accompaniment to all your favorite dishes. It also goes well with the boursin cheese recipe that follows. 3 large tart cooking apples (such as green Granny Smith) peeled, cored, and chopped 1 red or green bell pepper, cored and sliced thin 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup apple cider […]

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chickweed salad

Chickweed Salad

Chickweed Salad Chickweed leaves and flowers are a tasty edible plant, full of B complex vitamins, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C. It is a cooling herb, great for soothing both internal and external inflammation. Read More about in our March Herb Blurb. 1 cup mixed baby greens 1 cup washed Chickweed, loosely chopped […]

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Choco Chili Cupcakes

Choco Chili Cupcakes

Choco Chili Cupcakes Prepare a muffin pan with cupcake liners; spray exposed metal with oil for easy cleanup 2 cups sugar 1 ¾ cup flour ¾ cup cocoa 1 ½ tsp. baking powder 1 ½ tsp. baking soda 1 tbs (or more depending on your heat preference) chili powder 1 tsp. salt 2 eggs 1 […]

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Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup

Easy French Onion Soup 8 cups of beef broth, I use diluted Better than Bouillon organic concentrate 2 cups yellow onion sliced thin 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon olive oil 3-4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 4 slices toasted baguette bread 1 cup shredded gruyere or Swiss cheese Melt butter and oil in […]

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Garlic Shrimp – Gambos a Ajillo

Garlic Shrimp – Gambos a Ajillo

Garlic Shrimp – Gambos a Ajillo A classic Spanish tapa, shrimp with garlic is delicious and a snap to make. Don’t overcook the shrimp; they will go from tender and succulent to hard and rubbery. 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined, nice with tails left on 1 teaspoon cooking oil 2 tablespoons butter 6-8 medium […]

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