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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gazpacho Full of veggies and vitamins, with a fresh from the garden flavor. 6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped, if out of season use cherry for best results. 1 red onion, finely chopped 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped 1 sweet red bell pepper (or green) seeded and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1-2 tbs chopped […]
Fresh Peach Cobbler Very easy and quick, delicious with some vanilla ice cream. ½ cup butter 1 cup plus 1 tbs flour 1 cup sugar, divided 1 tbs baking powder 1 cup milk 4 cups fresh peach slices (use more if desired) 1 tbs lemon juice Pinch of ground cinnamon and nutmeg Preheat oven to […]
Melon and Red Pepper Salsa 2 cups watermelon, cut into small cubes 2 cups cantaloupe or honeydew, cut into small cubes ½ red bell pepper, cored and cut into small cubes ½ medium red onion, minced 1 jalapeno pepper, cored and finely diced ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro (optional) Zest and juice from one lime […]
Nasturtium Lemon Butter 3 tbs finely sliced nasturtium flowers ½ cup butter – room temp Zest of one lemon 1 tsp. lemon juice Blend together and enjoy this colorful tasty blend anywhere you would normally use butter. Freezes well.
Watermelon Granita Recipe 4 cups cubed, seedless watermelon ½ cup sugar 2 tbs lime juice Puree ingredients in a blender. Pour into a 9×13” dish and place in the freezer. Stir with a fork every 30 minutes (set the timer), until mixture is slushy, about 2-21/2 hours.