Violets – Viola sp.

Festival of Flowers: Floral Designing and Flower Feast

Spend an enchanting evening at Chatfield Farms celebrating the sensory delights of flowers. Led by the designers from Designs Inspired by You, create a lovely floral centerpiece. Then indulge in a delicious, farm-to-table dinner featuring edible flowers and fresh, organic produce. Discover how to incorporate edible flowers, the scrumptious flavors of summer and the art […]

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Colorado Summer

The Herb Blurb August 2019

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 will be held during Lavender Fest at the Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farm location. Come enjoy a full day of music, garden tours, and all things lavender. Learn how to use this aromatic herb in everything from desserts to cocktails, infused salts and sugars, vinegar, and sauces. Discover how to keep your dishes […]

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Lavender Fest

Come and learn all the wonderful ways you can grow and use this beautiful, fragrant and easy to grow plant. You’ll make and take home Herbes de Provence seasoning blend, soothing lavender/calendula lip balm, conditioning herbal hair rinse, fragrant lavender sachets to scent drawers or to use in the dryer, and a refreshing facial toner. […]

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Herbalist's Happy Hour

Gardens to Glass

Become your own mixologist and dazzle your family and guests with custom crafted cocktails and tapas. Participants will learn to make aqua frescas, elixirs, and syrups using ingredients from the garden and fresh markets. Includes drink and tapas tastings and handout with recipes. Susan’s book, The Herbalist’s Happy Hour will be available for purchase.

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colorado Gardening

Flower Pressing Arts

Spend an enjoyable morning creating your own masterpieces with gorgeous pressed flowers from the garden. We’ll make beautiful bookmarks, cards and a dipped floral candle to take home. Discover the best flowers to grow and how to press for optimal color, durability and long life. Handout and all materials provided.

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Herb of the Month – Dandelion

Backyard Bounty

Explore the treasure trove of wild herbs, medicinal plants and edible weeds common to backyards and weedy areas with clinical herbalist Susan Evans. Learn how to make a blood cleansing tea from red clover, a tasty salad from lamb’s quarters, stop bleeding with yarrow and much more. Discover the amazing plants you’ve been stepping on […]

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Herbal Home and Garden Workshop

Learn how to create a garden full of plants that can be used in the kitchen, medicine cabinet, spa, and cleaning cupboard. From an herbal ingredient buffet, make and take home an herbal seasoning blend, digestive tea blend, exfoliating body scrub, soothing lip balm, and cleansing face mask. Handout with growing instructions and recipes included.

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Lavender Fest

Come and learn all the wonderful ways you can grow and use this beautiful, fragrant and easy to grow plant. You’ll make and take home Herbes de Provence seasoning blend, soothing lavender/calendula lip balm, conditioning herbal hair rinse, fragrant lavender sachets to scent drawers or to use in the dryer, and a refreshing facial toner. […]

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Garden Pizza

Garden Pizza

One of my standbys, especially after a shopping spree at the farmer’s market. 1 precooked pizza shell Pesto – enough to cover the bottom of the pizza shell 2 small to medium zucchini – slice into small disks 1 bell pepper, julenned 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes – drained if necessary and chopped 2 cups fresh, […]

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Crystallized Leaves and Flowers

Crystallized Leaves and Flowers

  Egg white powder diluted according to directions. Called Just Whites in the baking section of the grocery store. Small paintbrush Small bowl of extra fine sugar (To make this you can put regular sugar in a blender and process. If you process too much you get powdered sugar.) Edible leaves and blossoms for crystallizing, […]

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Summer Melon with Mint Soup

Summer Melon with Mint Soup

Refreshing and cooling for those hot summer days. 3-4 cups cubed, seedless melon – cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew, etc. ½ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves ¼ cup fresh-squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes) 1 teaspoon honey ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt Salt and pepper to taste Mint and lime for garnish Put 1 cup […]

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