Herbal Pantry

Wondering what to do with all those fragrant herbs languishing in your garden? Learn how to preserve your herbal harvest in elegant vinegars, herb butters, herb salts, sugars and seasoning blends, marinated cheeses, robust pestos and spicy salsas. Turn your daily fare into something special. Go home inspired with new ways to implement the healthy […]

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Lavender Fest, Cooking with Lavender

This class takes place during Lavender Festival. Learn how to use this aromatic herb in everything from desserts to cocktails, infused salts and sugars, vinegars and sauces. Discover how to keep your dishes from tasting like a bowl of potpourri. Take home a sample of Herbes de Provence seasoning blend to get you started and […]

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Lavender Fest

This class takes place at the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. Come and learn all the wonderful ways you can grow and use this beautiful, fragrant and easy to grow plant. You’ll make and take home Herbes de Provence seasoning blend, soothing lavender/calendula lip balm, conditioning herbal hair rinse, fragrant lavender sachets to scent drawers or […]

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Stalking the Wild Edible, Workshop and Lunch

This class is part of the Crested Butted Wildflower Festival. Explore the fascinating world of wild edibles. We’ll start with an herb walk to identify common tasty plants. Learn how to make tasty teas, nutritious salads and delicious additions to pasta, veggies and side dishes. Discover how to locate, identify, harvest and prepare wild edibles […]

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Edible Flower Feast

This class is part of Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. Experience a sensory feast as we explore the delectable world of edible flowers. We’ll cover how to safely grow, harvest and use flowers for tasty and beautiful culinary creations. Learn how to candy flowers and herbs for elegant garnishes. Enjoy a lunch featuring herb blossom canapés, […]

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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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Autumn in Colorado – October 2014

The weather is gorgeous, and though the color in the mountains will be pretty much over, the front range will start displaying spectacular fall colors. We are in the bounty of the harvest season with apples, corn mazes, and hiking and biking or just long walks in the cool, crisp air of autumn. Halloween festivities […]

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