Spring Herb Blurb – Unpredictable Spring

Yep, it’s finally here, gorgeous, unpredictable spring. Feast on asparagus, artichokes, radishes, berries, dandelion and chickweed. Not sure about those last two? Expand your epicurean borders and cross to the wild side. Check out the Wild Foods Workshop below. Time to clean out and prepare your garden beds. Pack away all your long johns and […]

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February Herb Blurb – First Signs of Spring

February brings us the first signs of spring. Soon those first spring bulbs will be peeping out of the snowdrifts. Tulips, hyacinths and primrose are starting to appear in garden centers and grocers and longer, warmer days are interspersed with snowstorms. Enjoy skiing, sledding, skating and all that frosty beauty before it melts away. Upcoming […]

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January Herb Blurb – A Clean Slate

There is something so promising about a clean slate. You can put all the disappointments of the last year behind you and start anew. The media loves to focus on all that is awry in the world, meanwhile all kinds of small miracles and dreams are being realized. Every New Year’s day, I sit down […]

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November – Colorado Holiday Season Starts

Thanksgiving 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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Autumn in Colorado October 2015

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. We are in the bounty of […]

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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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March is coming in like a lion – Colorado 2015

Looks like March is coming in like a lion. Looking out at over a foot of snow here in the foothills but I’m loving all the moisture it will give to my spring bulbs and perennials. We are in that interesting season of early spring when we can go from t-shirts to snow shovels in […]

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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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Chai Warming Winter Blend

  Chai Warming Winter Blend – serves 3-4 1 cinnamon stick 1 2” piece fresh ginger root, chopped 1 tsp. cardamom seeds ½ tsp. black peppercorns ½ tsp. cloves 1 tsp. coriander seeds 4 cups water 1 cup milk 3-4 teabags black or green tea honey or sugar Bring water and spices to a boil, […]

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