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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Stalking the Wild Edible

Explore the fascinating world of wild edibles. We’ll start with an herb walk to identify common tasty plants. Learn how to make tasty teas, nutritious salads and delicious additions to pasta, veggies and side dishes. Discover how to locate, identify, harvest and prepare wild edibles to add nutrition and flavor to your meals. We’ll end […]

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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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Ginger Mint Mojito

Ginger Mint Mojito

Ginger Mint Mojito Simple Syrup 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons peeled fresh ginger, grated 1 cup tightly packed fresh mint leaves, you can also use lemon balm, keep some on the side to muddle. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar, 1/2 cup water, and ginger to a boil over high heat, stirring to dissolve […]

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Mint

Mint is one of those plants that enable a love/hate relationship. As a cook I love it, as a gardener, mint is usually pushing the boundaries. It is a great groundcover for cool, wet places. There are several different mints available these days. Lemon, lime, chocolate, peppermint, and spearmint to name a few. They all […]

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The Herb Blurb July 2019

Summer is (finally) here with fresh produce, festivals, and fun. Don’t let it slip away. Cross out some time now for free concerts, picnics, hiking, camping, swimming, hammock naps, and all the myriad opportunities this season offers. It’s up to you to make the most of it. Upcoming Classes I will be teaching several classes […]

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The Herbalist’s Happy Hour. Crafted Cocktails and Small Plates from the Garden

Garden to Glass, Summer Drink and Tapas Workshop

Learn how to make the most of your summertime libations. Participants learn to make refreshing aqua frescas, extraordinary elixirs, digestive bitters, and sensational syrups made from fruits and herbs from the garden and summer markets. Become your own mixologist and dazzle your family and guests with custom crafted cocktails and delicious thirst quenchers. Create delicious […]

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Herb of the Month – Basil – Ocimum sp.

The Cooks Herb Garden, Workshop and Dinner

Discover the numerous health and taste benefits of your own herb garden. We’ll cover growing, harvesting and culinary uses of 7 of the most popular culinary herbs including marjoram, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, chives, basil and more.We’ll make an all purpose garden seasoning blend and have a delicious herbal meal. Take home an herb blend and an extensive […]

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