Peach, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Bruschetta

Tasty appetizer or snack, easy and delicious. Serves 4 as an appetizer. 8 pieces of crostini – see recipe above 2 large or 4 small to medium ripe peaches 8 thin slices of prosciutto 4 oz goat cheese or feta, blue is also nice balsamic vinegar 2 tbs. fresh basil, chopped. Remove pits and chop […]

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Zucchini Tomato Bruschetta with Basil

2 small zucchinis, sliced sideways into discs Olive oil 2-3 cloves of Garlic – minced 1 small onion, diced 2 medium tomatoes, diced small, you could also use ¾ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup diced olives, I like kalamata, but whatever you like is fine. Salt and pepper Feta, goat, or other cheese of […]

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Melon and Avocado Salad

Serving for 2 people. 3-4 cups arugula or baby greens 1 slice melon of choice, seeded and cut into strips ½ cup Fava beans, black beans, cannellini beans, or another bean of choice, drained and rinsed Pickled onions or thinly sliced red onions Small carrot cut into disks ½ avocado sliced Goat or feta cheese […]

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The Herb Blurb – September 2020

Yep, the world is a strange place right now. We’ll eventually get through this and looking back may see that this time of upheaval was a necessary evil. I’m leaving for my first real trip of the year, hitting the highway, so this is coming out a bit early. With all the chaos and vitriol […]

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Panzanella – Italian Bread Salad

Delicious, light but satisfying, and a great way to use your old bread and fresh veggies. ½ loaf of Italian or rustic bread, somewhat stale is ok, rock hard isn’t. Cut into bite-size cubes and toast in the oven at 350 until crisp. 2 cups chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup chopped […]

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Gardening

The Herb Blurb – August 2020

Here we are at the last true month of summer. Feel it slipping away? Skip the drudgery of the to-do list and make some time now for celebrating this fleeting season. Yes, the pandemic is wearing on us all but there are options available. Go for a hike, take a nap in the hammock, swim […]

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The Herb Blurb -May 2020

A time of warm (hot?) days, fresh spring produce, gardening, and nature bursting forth in all it’s abundance. Strawberries, artichokes, asparagus, radishes, and spring greens are in the markets and it’s time to get serious about getting the garden in order. In this newsletter, I’m going to cover how to get better sleep, the many […]

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The Herb Blurb – April 2020

In the early days of the pandemic I had the news running on a never-ending loop with the latest dire predictions, tragic world scenes, hoarding shoppers, and political mismanagement. After three days of increasing worry and insomnia, I turned off the screens, took a nap on the porch in the sun, did some garden clean […]

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The Herb Blurb – March 2020

The first bulbs are blooming, the days are getting longer, and even though winter surely has a few more tricks up its sleeve, the glorious season of growth is on the way. March is Colorado’s snowiest month. I always stock up a few extra provisions for the inevitable power outages and road adventures.   Upcoming […]

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Saltine Toffee

I first tried this at my Mom’s and was quite impressed when she told me she made it. I asked for the recipe and couldn’t believe how easy it was and how delicious! Health food it isn’t, but it sure is tasty! 4 ounces saltine crackers 1 cup butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 […]

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One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

 2-3 generous servings 1 cup chopped, fresh mushrooms 1 small zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced bell pepper 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered 8 oz package organic frozen ravioli, cheese, veggie, mushroom, or butternut squash 2 – 3 cups packed fresh greens, arugula, spinach, super greens or […]

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febuary 2020 in colorado

The Herb Blurb – February 2020

February will bring us our first glimpses of spring. Buy yourself some blooming tulips, daffodils, or primrose for your interiors. To be greeted with fragrance and a beautiful pot of color is so uplifting. We need to add touches of wonder to help override the anxiety and hyperactivity all around us. Enjoy the last true […]

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