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 […]
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 […]
Great luncheon or side dish.
Add chicken or shrimp for a full meal deal.
Herb of the Month – Sage Sage is a savory seasoning for poultry, pork, winter squash, pear and apple dishes, cheeses, stews, and chowders. Antiviral and astringent, sage has long been used as a healing herb. Sage leaf rubbed on unhealthy gums will help tighten and disinfect. Sage tea is a delicious remedy for sore […]
I love fall, it is my favorite season, Harvest festivals, turning leaves, the farmer’s markets overflowing with fresh fruits and veggies and cooler days all add up to a marvelous month. It’s time to start stocking up for winter. Collect the garden harvest, dry herbs for teas, seasoning blends and kitchen remedies, and prepare the garden […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.