Spring has definitely sprung – April 2015

Spring has definitely sprung and everything is starting to leaf out in a glorious display of color. I’m sure there’s a storm or two waiting in the wings, perhaps tomorrow. In the meantime get out and smell the spring bulbs and blossoms.   Upcoming Classes   Herbal Home and Garden Workshop Denver Botanic Gardens, Sunday, […]

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March is coming in like a lion – Colorado 2015

Looks like March is coming in like a lion. Looking out at over a foot of snow here in the foothills but I’m loving all the moisture it will give to my spring bulbs and perennials. We are in that interesting season of early spring when we can go from t-shirts to snow shovels in […]

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February brings us the first signs of spring

February brings us the first signs of spring. Tulips, hyacinths and primrose are starting to appear in garden centers and grocers and longer, warmer days are interspersed with snowstorms. February is our last real month of winter. So enjoy skiing, sledding, skating and all that frosty beauty while you can. Upcoming Classes Private cooking, crafting […]

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Happy New Year – January 2015

Happy New Year to you and yours! What will you create and experience this year? Though I always make New Year’s resolutions, over the last two years I have toned it down to what I really think I want to accomplish, as opposed to what I should. It seems to work out better. So for […]

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Chai Warming Winter Blend

  Chai Warming Winter Blend – serves 3-4 1 cinnamon stick 1 2” piece fresh ginger root, chopped 1 tsp. cardamom seeds ½ tsp. black peppercorns ½ tsp. cloves 1 tsp. coriander seeds 4 cups water 1 cup milk 3-4 teabags black or green tea honey or sugar Bring water and spices to a boil, […]

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Caramelized Vegetable and Meatball Soup

Caramelized Vegetable and Meatball Soup A hearty, nutritious soup for those cold winter nights. Make extra and freeze. Substitute veggies and protein as you like. 1 small peeled, seeded butternut squash 1-2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled 2 carrots 2 large parsnips, peeled 10 to 15 garlic cloves, peeled, cut if extra large into medium […]

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Holiday Season Starts in Colorado – November 2014

For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)    Thanksgiving reminds us of the ancient celebrations of harvest. A time when offerings were made in gratitude to the earth’s abundance and prayers […]

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Autumn in Colorado – October 2014

The weather is gorgeous, and though the color in the mountains will be pretty much over, the front range will start displaying spectacular fall colors. We are in the bounty of the harvest season with apples, corn mazes, and hiking and biking or just long walks in the cool, crisp air of autumn. Halloween festivities […]

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Pickled Garlic

Pickled Garlic Use in everything you would use garlic for. Delicious, easy and so good for you.This recipe also works great with jalapeno peppers. Takes away a lot of the heat and intensifies flavor. 1 cup organic apple cider vinegar, you can also use wine or rice vinegar 1tbs. chili flakes 1 tbs. thyme 1 […]

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Garden Herb Blend

Garden Herb Blend Another great use for those dried herbs. This seasoning blend is great for adding antioxidants and flavor to soups, casseroles, veggies and meats, basically all your savory items. Feel free to substitute whatever herbs you have on hand. The base of dried garlic and onion is essential. You can get them in […]

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Chimichurri Sauce

Chimichurri Sauce 1 cup fresh Italian parsley ½ cup olive oil 1/3 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar 2 garlic cloves, peeled ¾ tsp red pepper flakes 1 tsp oregano ½ tsp cumin ½ tsp salt Combine in food processor or mortar and pestle. Will keep in the refrigerator for weeks. Bring to room temperature […]

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