Sage

Sage is a savory seasoning for poultry, pork, winter squash, pear and apple dishes, cheeses, stews, and chowders. Antiviral and astringent, sage has long been used as a healing herb. Sage leaf rubbed on unhealthy gums will help tighten and disinfect. Sage tea is a delicious remedy for sore throats, will help with menopausal hot […]

Continue reading
Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts

Green Beans with Garlic and Walnuts

My favorite way to have green beans. 2 cups fresh green beans, cleaned – (stem tip snapped off) 3 garlic cloves minced ½ cup chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons butter Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Steam beans until tender but still slightly firm. Remove from steamer. In the same saucepan, heat butter until melted, […]

Continue reading
Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad

Simple and delicious! homegrown tomatoes, sliced slices of fresh mozzarella to alternate with tomatoes fresh basil cut with a sharp knife into ribbons extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling balsamic vinegar reduction coarse salt and pepper Alternate the tomato slices and fresh mozzarella on a serving plate. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle lightly with balsamic reduction […]

Continue reading
Terrific Tomatoes

How to Slow Roast Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes Preheat oven to 275. Cut fresh tomatoes into wedges and place in a bowl. Season with a pinch of sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs of choice and minced garlic. Toss gently. Place tomatoes on a rimmed cookie sheet in a single layer and drizzle with any leftover oil. Roast 2 ½ […]

Continue reading
Roasted Peppers

How to Roast Peppers

Roasted Peppers Wash peppers. Place directly on grill over high heat, turning until all sides are charred. Enclose in a bag or a covered bowl and let steam until cool enough to handle. Once cooled remove skins and seeds. I just peel off with my hands and scrape out the seeds. To roast peppers inside, […]

Continue reading
Garden Herb Blend- dried herbs

Garden Herb Blend, Dried Herbs

1 part parsley 1 part garlic flakes 1 part thyme 1 part granulated onion 1 part oregano A part represents anything from a teaspoon to a cup depending on how much you want to make. Blend some or all of the above herbs and store in glass containers. Substitute whatever herbs you like. Use in […]

Continue reading
Herb Vinegar

Herb Vinegar & Herb Vinaigrette

Herb Vinegar Another great way to preserve that herbal flavor is in vinegar. You can use my favorite, organic apple cider vinegar, or wine, champagne, or rice vinegar. To make your vinegar, stuff a glass mason jar full of fresh, clean herbs, pour vinegar over the herbs, completely covering them, and cap with a coated canning […]

Continue reading
White Beans with Spinach and Sage

White Beans with Spinach and Sage

1 can of cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained 1 5 oz package fresh organic baby spinach from the produce department Olive oil ¼ cup chopped shallots 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon crushed, dried sage 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons […]

Continue reading
Chicken with Sage

Chicken with Sage

8 chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts Olive or avocado oil 1 tablespoon butter 1-2 apples, I like granny smith,  cored, and cut into wedges 1/3 cup chopped onion 3-4 minced garlic cloves 2/3 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or ½ tablespoon dried Salt and pepper to taste […]

Continue reading
fall in colorado

The Herb Blurb September-October 2019

Yes, it still feels like summer but fall is fast approaching. Enjoy harvest festivals, turning leaves in the mountains, farmer’s markets overflowing with garden produce, and cooler days. It’s time to start stocking up for winter. Collect the garden harvest, dry herbs for teas, seasoning blends and kitchen remedies, and prepare the garden for its winter […]

Continue reading

Sage Tea

Delicious and wonderful for colds, flu, and sore throats. Put 4 tbs of dried sage in a teapot and pour 4 cups boiling water over the sage. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon. Refrigerate the leftovers and reheat in a pot on the stove as needed.   Print Sage Tea Delicious […]

Continue reading
Colorado Summer

The Herb Blurb August 2019

The Book is (finally) published! Find it here at Amazon.com or if you are attending one of the below classes I will have books in hand. Perfect for summer and fall imbibing. Step into the herbalist’s kitchen and discover how easy it is to create fresh, artisanal beverages and delectable finger foods from the garden with […]

Continue reading