Herb Vinegar

Herb Vinegar & Herb Vinaigrette

Herb Vinegar Another great way to preserve that herbal flavor is in vinegar. You can use my favorite, organic apple cider vinegar, or wine, champagne, or rice vinegar. To make your vinegar, stuff a glass mason jar full of fresh, clean herbs, pour vinegar over the herbs, completely covering them, and cap with a coated canning […]

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White Beans with Spinach and Sage

White Beans with Spinach and Sage

1 can of cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained 1 5 oz package fresh organic baby spinach from the produce department Olive oil ¼ cup chopped shallots 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon crushed, dried sage 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon paprika 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons […]

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Chicken with Sage

Chicken with Sage

8 chicken thighs or 4 chicken breasts Olive or avocado oil 1 tablespoon butter 1-2 apples, I like granny smith,  cored, and cut into wedges 1/3 cup chopped onion 3-4 minced garlic cloves 2/3 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage or ½ tablespoon dried Salt and pepper to taste […]

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fall in colorado

The Herb Blurb September-October 2019

Yes, it still feels like summer but fall is fast approaching. Enjoy harvest festivals, turning leaves in the mountains, farmer’s markets overflowing with garden produce, and cooler days. 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 for its winter […]

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Sage Tea

Delicious and wonderful for colds, flu, and sore throats. Put 4 tbs of dried sage in a teapot and pour 4 cups boiling water over the sage. Steep for 10-15 minutes. Strain and add honey and lemon. Refrigerate the leftovers and reheat in a pot on the stove as needed.   Print Sage Tea Delicious […]

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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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