The Herb Blurb January 2018

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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Pesto

Pesto ¼ cup pine nuts or walnuts 1/2 cup olive oil, if you need more, use it, you want a thick sauce texture. 2 cups fresh basil ½ cup grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese 2-3 cloves of fresh garlic Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Use on pastas, […]

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Garden Herb Blend

Garden Herb Blend A great all purpose blend for soups, stews, casseroles, meats and veggies. A part can be anything from a teaspoon to a cup depending on how much you want to make. Ingredients 1 part garlic granules 1 part dried parsley 1 part dried dill 1 part dried marjoram 1 part onion granules […]

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Best Ever Banana Bread

Best Ever Banana Bread Ingredients 2 ripe bananas mashed 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups unsifted all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup plus1 tbsp. buttermilk 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 tsp. salt Instructions Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour 9×5 loaf […]

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Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread

Ricotta, Gorgonzola and Honey Spread Tasty, easy and great for parties. Ingredients 1-15 oz container ricotta cheese 6 oz gorgonzola cheese crumbled ½ tsp dried thyme ½ tsp dried rosemary ½ tsp cracked black pepper 1 tbs honey Crackers or baguette slices Sliced apples or pears or thinly sliced dried apricots Walnuts optional Instructions Beat […]

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Herb Blurb December 2017

The holidays are upon us with all the fun, frolic, stress and chaos of the season. We are encouraged on all sides to spend, consume and be generous with our gift giving. This year I plan to offer dog sitting, babysitting, gourmet meal hosting and herbal remedies for gifts, spending a lot less and offering […]

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The Herb Blurb October 2017

October is here with kaleidoscope colors, harvest festivals, and the first snows. The Front Range will be turning into a dazzling array of color so make a visit to Denver Botanic Gardens, Hudson Gardens or a local park or bike path and experience the beauty of the fall season. Enjoy a corn maze, a pumpkin […]

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Upcoming Classes, Recipes, Gardening for September 2017

Upcoming Classes Food Preservation Boot Camp Saturday, September 30, 9am – 4:30pm, Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, $108 member, $120 non-member, info here A full day of classes preparing you with everything you need to know to stock that winter pantry. Three different instructors with recipes and samples included for one great price. If you […]

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August Herb Blurb – The Last True Month of Summer

It’s here, the last true month of summer. Savor these last weeks by putting some fun things to do on the calendar. Go for a swim, have a picnic, attend an outdoor concert, check out the mountain views and wildflowers and take a nap in the hammock. School days and cool days are fast approaching. […]

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March Herb Blurb – The First Breath of Spring

The First Breath of Spring 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 […]

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February Herb Blurb – Quell your spring fever

Spring will soon start appearing with the first blooms of snowdrops and crocus. Time to peruse your seed catalogs and quell your spring fever with a class or visit to a garden center or garden and home show.  Soon the winter adventure season will be a memory. Get out there and ski, ice skate, go […]

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June Herb Blurb – Colorado Summer is finally here!

Summer is finally here! Festivals, road trips, outdoor concerts, swimming in freshwater lakes and all sorts of activities abound. Take out your calendar and cross out dates to take a garden tour, attend a food festival, hike a mountain and see a concert in the park.  You won’t have memories of the extra work you […]

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