Peach, Goat Cheese, and Prosciutto Bruschetta

Tasty appetizer or snack, easy and delicious. Serves 4 as an appetizer. 8 pieces of crostini – see recipe above 2 large or 4 small to medium ripe peaches 8 thin slices of prosciutto 4 oz goat cheese or feta, blue is also nice balsamic vinegar 2 tbs. fresh basil, chopped. Remove pits and chop […]

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Zucchini Tomato Bruschetta with Basil

2 small zucchinis, sliced sideways into discs Olive oil 2-3 cloves of Garlic – minced 1 small onion, diced 2 medium tomatoes, diced small, you could also use ¾ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup diced olives, I like kalamata, but whatever you like is fine. Salt and pepper Feta, goat, or other cheese of […]

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Melon and Avocado Salad

Serving for 2 people. 3-4 cups arugula or baby greens 1 slice melon of choice, seeded and cut into strips ½ cup Fava beans, black beans, cannellini beans, or another bean of choice, drained and rinsed Pickled onions or thinly sliced red onions Small carrot cut into disks ½ avocado sliced Goat or feta cheese […]

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The Herb Blurb – September 2020

Yep, the world is a strange place right now. We’ll eventually get through this and looking back may see that this time of upheaval was a necessary evil. I’m leaving for my first real trip of the year, hitting the highway, so this is coming out a bit early. With all the chaos and vitriol […]

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Panzanella – Italian Bread Salad

Delicious, light but satisfying, and a great way to use your old bread and fresh veggies. ½ loaf of Italian or rustic bread, somewhat stale is ok, rock hard isn’t. Cut into bite-size cubes and toast in the oven at 350 until crisp. 2 cups chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup chopped […]

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Gardening

The Herb Blurb – August 2020

Here we are at the last true month of summer. Feel it slipping away? Skip the drudgery of the to-do list and make some time now for celebrating this fleeting season. Yes, the pandemic is wearing on us all but there are options available. Go for a hike, take a nap in the hammock, swim […]

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The Herb Blurb -May 2020

A time of warm (hot?) days, fresh spring produce, gardening, and nature bursting forth in all it’s abundance. Strawberries, artichokes, asparagus, radishes, and spring greens are in the markets and it’s time to get serious about getting the garden in order. In this newsletter, I’m going to cover how to get better sleep, the many […]

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The Cook’s Herb Garden Workshop and Dinner

Discover the delights of growing your own herb garden! Herbs are perfectly suited to our Colorado climate and have numerous health and taste benefits. We cover how to grow, maintain and harvest herbs and the culinary uses and health benefits of seven popular herbs, including marjoram, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, chives and basil. Enjoy a […]

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The First Breath of Spring

Spring Self Renewal Mini-Retreat

Saturday, April 04, 2020 – 10:00 AM Running Time: 3 hours Ends At: 1:00 PM   Spring is a time of renewal and reawakening. Take some time off to discover herbal tonics, health – superfoods and natural skin products you can make yourself. Learn simple self-care practices to regain balance and vibrant health. Bring home […]

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