Gardening

The Herb Blurb – August 2020

Here we are at the last true month of summer. Feel it slipping away? Skip the drudgery of the to-do list and make some time now for celebrating this fleeting season. Yes, the pandemic is wearing on us all but there are options available. Go for a hike, take a nap in the hammock, swim […]

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The Herb Blurb -May 2020

A time of warm (hot?) days, fresh spring produce, gardening, and nature bursting forth in all it’s abundance. Strawberries, artichokes, asparagus, radishes, and spring greens are in the markets and it’s time to get serious about getting the garden in order. In this newsletter, I’m going to cover how to get better sleep, the many […]

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The Cook’s Herb Garden Workshop and Dinner

Discover the delights of growing your own herb garden! Herbs are perfectly suited to our Colorado climate and have numerous health and taste benefits. We cover how to grow, maintain and harvest herbs and the culinary uses and health benefits of seven popular herbs, including marjoram, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, chives and basil. Enjoy a […]

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The First Breath of Spring

Spring Self Renewal Mini-Retreat

Saturday, April 04, 2020 – 10:00 AM Running Time: 3 hours Ends At: 1:00 PM   Spring is a time of renewal and reawakening. Take some time off to discover herbal tonics, health – superfoods and natural skin products you can make yourself. Learn simple self-care practices to regain balance and vibrant health. Bring home […]

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The Herb Blurb – April 2020

In the early days of the pandemic I had the news running on a never-ending loop with the latest dire predictions, tragic world scenes, hoarding shoppers, and political mismanagement. After three days of increasing worry and insomnia, I turned off the screens, took a nap on the porch in the sun, did some garden clean […]

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Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class and Dinner

Discover the ease of preparing delicious dishes from south of the border. We will prepare the classics; salsa, pico de gallo and guacamole and use them for garnishes for meatball tortilla soup, crispy chorizo enchiladas, and creamy chicken with pumpkin seed sauce. Sip on hibiscus lime coolers and indulge your sweet tooth with chocolate chili […]

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The Herb Blurb – March 2020

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 and road adventures.   Upcoming […]

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Saltine Toffee

I first tried this at my Mom’s and was quite impressed when she told me she made it. I asked for the recipe and couldn’t believe how easy it was and how delicious! Health food it isn’t, but it sure is tasty! 4 ounces saltine crackers 1 cup butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 2 […]

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One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

One-Pot Veggie Ravioli

 2-3 generous servings 1 cup chopped, fresh mushrooms 1 small zucchini, cut into bite-size pieces ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup sliced bell pepper 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered 8 oz package organic frozen ravioli, cheese, veggie, mushroom, or butternut squash 2 – 3 cups packed fresh greens, arugula, spinach, super greens or […]

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