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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Lavender Lemonade Fizz

Lavender Lemonade Fizz

Lavender Lemonade Fizz (1 serving, easy to multiply) From the upcoming book, The Herbalists Happy Hour. Also nice without the alcohol; the kids will love it. Fresh juice of ½ lemon or lime 1 tablespoon lavender syrup (recipe follows) 1 oz. gin or vodka Seltzer or club soda Add lemon, syrup, and alcohol of choice […]

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Stuffed Nasturtium Blooms

Stuffed Nasturtium Blooms cream cheese or goat cheese fresh herbs of choice, basil, dill, marjoram, thyme, and savory all work well. fresh nasturtium blooms Mix the herbs and cheese together well. Gently insert a scoop of the mixture into each blossom. Serve alone or on top of dressed salad greens or your favorite pasta dish […]

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Nasturtium

Nasturtium Nasturtiums are one of my favorite edible flowers. This easy to grow, fragrant and tasty little plant is a must for every sunny garden. The flowers come in hot colors from red to orange to pinks and yellows. It likes a sunny, well-drained spot and moderate water. Nasturtiums are easy to start from seed […]

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Herbalist's Happy Hour

Herb Blurb July 2018

The Herbalist’s Happy Hour, Crafted Cocktails and Tapas from the Garden is finished! I will be sending out a separate, short email once it is officially up on Amazon. If you plan on coming to any upcoming classes I will have copies of the book with me. The book includes recipes for fresh, artisanal beverages and […]

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Baby Kale Salad with Lime Dressing

Baby Kale Salad with Lime Dressing Dressing 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice 3 tablespoons avocado or olive oil 1 ½ tablespoons honey or agave 1-2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salad 3 cups baby kale chopped into small pieces 3-4 scallions, chopped 1 cup cherries or blueberries, (if cherries, pitted and chopped) […]

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Chilled Melon Soup with Basil

Chilled Melon Soup with Basil 1 medium honeydew  or other melon, rind removed and seeded 3 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons sour cream or Greek yogurt 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil salt and pepper to taste Place melon and lime juice in a blender. Process until very smooth, about 1 minute. Add the salt and […]

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Cucumber Aqua Fresca

Cucumber Aqua Fresca 1 cup cucumber cut into thick slices 2 limes cut into quarters ½ cup fresh mint or basil Combine ingredients with water in a 2-quart pitcher and chill. Drink throughout the day for refreshing hydration.

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