Last True Month of Colorado Summer

It’s here, the last true month of summer. How is your summer going so far? Have you gone to a festival? Swimming in a lake? Traveled somewhere new? If you have been too busy to plunder the fruits of summer, your time is running out. So get out there and have some fun! Lots going […]

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Here comes summer in Colorado!

And here it comes, summer! Time for picnics, summer concerts, weekend excursions, and hammock habitats. The farmers markets are opening with their offerings of fresh produce, flowers, artisan breads and crafts, entertainment and dining options. A great way to spend a weekend morning. Go to www.denverfarmersmarket.com and www.localsustainablility.net for lists of local farmers markets, farm […]

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Spring has definitely sprung – April 2015

Spring has definitely sprung and everything is starting to leaf out in a glorious display of color. I’m sure there’s a storm or two waiting in the wings, perhaps tomorrow. In the meantime get out and smell the spring bulbs and blossoms.   Upcoming Classes   Herbal Home and Garden Workshop Denver Botanic Gardens, Sunday, […]

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February brings us the first signs of spring

February brings us the first signs of spring. Tulips, hyacinths and primrose are starting to appear in garden centers and grocers and longer, warmer days are interspersed with snowstorms. February is our last real month of winter. So enjoy skiing, sledding, skating and all that frosty beauty while you can. Upcoming Classes Private cooking, crafting […]

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Happy New Year – January 2015

Happy New Year to you and yours! What will you create and experience this year? Though I always make New Year’s resolutions, over the last two years I have toned it down to what I really think I want to accomplish, as opposed to what I should. It seems to work out better. So for […]

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Holiday Season Starts in Colorado – November 2014

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)    Thanksgiving reminds us of the ancient celebrations of harvest. A time when offerings were made in gratitude to the earth’s abundance and prayers […]

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Gorgeous Colorado Fall – September 2014

Herb Blurb September 2014 Yep, it’s September and my favorite season begins soon, gorgeous fall. Harvest festivals, the aspen turning, the farmers markets overflowing with fresh fruits and veggies and cooler days and nights all add up to a marvelous month. It’s time to start stocking up for winter. Collect the garden harvest, dry herbs […]

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Peach Salsa

Peach Salsa Use as an appetizer, a topping or a spicy snack. 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped small 1-2 jalapeno peppers, (Anaheim if you avoid heat) 1 tbs fresh grated ginger root 2 tbs olive oil 5-6 peaches, not overly ripe, pitted and chopped 1 tbs fresh lime juice 1-2 cloves of fresh […]

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Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini Delicious way to use up some of that summer produce. 3 medium zucchini 1 lb ground lamb, pork, turkey, beef or chicken – your choice. 2-3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped bell pepper 1 cup of chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup grated parmesan or asiago cheese ½ cup shredded […]

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The Fruits of Colorado Summer – August 2014

Herb Blurb August 2014 If you have been too busy to plunder the fruits of summer, your time is running out. So get out there and have some fun! There is a lot going on this month including festivals, outdoor concerts, farmers markets, food fairs, swimming before the pools and lakes close and perfect hiking […]

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Slow roasting brings out the sweetness of tomatoes. Use these as a side dish, puree for an incredible tomato sauce or soup, use in salsas or in place of tomatoes in any of your favorite recipes. 2-3 lbs of tomatoes cut into medium wedges 2 red or yellow onions cut into thick […]

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Shrubs – a delicious, refreshing drink

Shrubs – a delicious, refreshing drink Shrubs are a drink from American colonial days made with vinegar, sugar, fruits and herbs. They were used as a thirst quencher and are easy to make and great for using up seasonal produce. They can also add a nice tang to cocktails. My most recent recipe was chopped […]

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