Food Preservation Boot Camp

Part I of Food Preservation Boot Camp Series: Drying & Freezing Morning Class Turn your garden or farmers market bounty into a ready-to-use pantry full of flavorful dried or frozen veggies, fruits and herbs. Get an overview of the best freezing and drying techniques. Fun and easy to process, compact dried and/or frozen food is […]

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Edible Flower Feast

Edible Flower Feast Experience a sensory feast as we explore the delectable world of edible flowers. Learn how to safely grow, harvest and use flowers for tasty and beautiful culinary creations. Discover how to candy flowers and herbs for elegant garnishes. Enjoy a luncheon of Herb Blossom Canapés, Chicken Curry Salad with Flower Confetti, Calendula […]

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Herbal Pantry

Wondering what to do with all those fragrant herbs languishing in your garden? Learn how to preserve your herbal harvest in elegant vinegars, herb butters, herb salts, sugars and seasoning blends, marinated cheeses, robust pestos and spicy salsas. Turn your daily fare into something special. Go home inspired with new ways to implement the healthy […]

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Peach-Bellini

Peach Bellini

Peach Bellini 2 fully ripe peaches, pit removed and cut into pieces Juice of ½ a lemon Honey or agave to taste Prosecco Blend the peaches, lemon juice and sweetener in a blender or food processer until smooth.  Test for sweetness. Fill 1/4 of a champagne glass with the peach mixture and top with prosecco. […]

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Peach Lassi

Peach Lassi

Peach Lassi – 2 servings A peach take on the mango lassi, one of my favorite drinks. 1 fully ripe peach, pit removed, cut into pieces 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt ½ cup water 6-7 small ice cubes (the kind your freezer makes) Honey or agave to taste Splash of vanilla extract Process in your […]

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Prosciutto Wrapped Plums or Peaches

Prosciutto Wrapped Plums or Peaches

Prosciutto Wrapped Plums or Peaches from The Herbalist’s Happy Hour Ripe plums or peaches halved, pits removed, cut into a little larger than bite size wedges. gorgonzola, goat or blue cheese milk Prosciutto slices Balsamic reduction (recipe follows) Thyme and chopped chives for garnish Preheat oven to 350. Add a small amount of milk or […]

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Lavender Syrup

Lavender Syrup

  2 tablespoons lavender buds, fresh or dried 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Add all ingredients to a saucepan, bring to a boil while stirring, turn off heat, cover and let steep for an hour or two, strain and refrigerate.     Print Lavender Syrup Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 2 tablespoons […]

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Gazpacho

Gazpacho Soup

Terrific Tomatoes Tomatoes were not widely eaten in the US until the late 1800’s. Belonging to the nightshade family they were considered poisonous. Today we know that tomatoes contain Vitamin C, A, iron and potassium along with lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant which helps in preventing cancer. You will absorb more lycopene from cooked tomatoes […]

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colorado summer

Herb Blurb August 2018

The Book is (finally) published! Find it HERE at Amazon.com or if you are attending one of the below classes I will have books in hand. Perfect for summer and fall imbibing. Step into the herbalist’s kitchen and discover how easy it is to create fresh, artisanal beverages and delectable finger foods from the garden with […]

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Lavender Fest, Cooking with Lavender

This class takes place during Lavender Festival. Learn how to use this aromatic herb in everything from desserts to cocktails, infused salts and sugars, vinegars and sauces. Discover how to keep your dishes from tasting like a bowl of potpourri. Take home a sample of Herbes de Provence seasoning blend to get you started and […]

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Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad Dressing 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar, honey or agave, or to taste Salad 4 cups finely chopped broccoli crowns ½  cup chopped radishes 1 red or yellow bell pepper, cored and chopped 4-5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 1/3 […]

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Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi – serves 2 generously With mangoes in season, try this refreshing, delicious drink, consistency of a milkshake. For an easy way to cut mangoes check out this video, compliments of Martha, https://www.marthastewart.com/967631/how-cut-mango 1 cup plain, organic yogurt 2 cups cold water 5-6 ice cubes 1 cup chopped mango (peeled and stone removed) ½ teaspoon […]

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