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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Autumn in Colorado – October 2014

The weather is gorgeous, and though the color in the mountains will be pretty much over, the front range will start displaying spectacular fall colors. We are in the bounty of the harvest season with apples, corn mazes, and hiking and biking or just long walks in the cool, crisp air of autumn. Halloween festivities […]

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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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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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Colorado looking lush – July 2014

Herb Blurb July 2014 All the rain this spring has been wonderful for gardens and the great outdoors. It is so rare to see Colorado looking lush. Check out Hudson Gardens on south Santa Fe or the Denver Botanic Gardens featuring the Chihuly Glass Exhibit for garden ideas or just to enjoy the stunning displays. […]

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Summer has arrived in Colorado – June 2014

Herb Blurb June 2014 Summer has arrived in all its lush glory, thanks to all the recent rains. Festivals, 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 […]

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The world begins anew! April – May 2014

Herb Blurb April & May 2014 It’s here. Spring at last! We’re sure to get a few more snowstorms in between gorgeous sunny days, but the first color flashes are beginning to appear. The world begins anew. I will be on a solo road trip from late April to mid-May so this issue of the […]

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Spring is on the way – March 2014

Herb Blurb March 2014 Spring is on the way so get ready! It’s a great time to stroll through your local garden center, take a free class and peruse a seed catalog or two. Check out the spring garden magazines and get a plan together for this years garden. How about including some edible flowers, […]

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First Signs of Spring – February 2014

Herb Blurb February 2014 February brings us the first signs of spring. Before you know it spring bulbs will be peeping out of those snow drifts. These cold winter months are an excellent time to plan your dream garden. Will you have edible flowers? Savory herbs? Designer vegetables in container gardens? Get some books out […]

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Plum Crumble

Plum Crumble Easy and delicious! 3 pounds fresh plums, pitted, quartered, about 5 cups 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour ½ cup granulated sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ tsp cinnamon 1 large egg, beaten ½ cup butter, melted Combine plums and sugar, stirring well to blend. Pour into a buttered 11 1/2×7 […]

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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 walnuts 2 tbs butter Olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Steam beans until tender but still slightly firm. Drain and rinse with cold water […]

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