Spring Self Renewal Mini Retreat

Spring is a time of renewal and reawakening. Take some time off to discover herbal tonics, health boosting super foods, and natural skin products you can make yourself. Learn simple self-care practices to regain balance and vibrant health. We’ll make and bring home a soothing lavender/calendula skin salve, a cleansing and purifying face mask and […]

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Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class and Dinner

Discover the ease of preparing delicious dishes from south of the border! Learn how to master the classics: salsa, guacamole and chipotle crema and use them for garnishes for a Mexican meatball soup, creamy chicken with pumpkin seed sauce and zesty fish tacos. Wash it all down with hibiscus/lime tea and chili chocolate cupcakes. Recipes […]

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Parsley

Parsley

Herb of the Month – Parsley Parsley is a wonderful little plant. It is one of the most adaptable of the culinary herbs. Used with fish, meats, pasta, veggies, eggs or to garnish a plate, this little herb brightens up any dish. Parsley was held in high esteem by the Greeks, who crowned their top […]

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Parsley

Parsley- Garlic Chimichurri

Parsley- Garlic Chimichurri Great as a condiment for pork, roasts, chicken or fish, also as a marinade. 1 bunch of flat leaved parsley, leaves removed, thick stems tossed 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced 4 scallions, white to light green stalks lightly chopped 4 tablespoons wine or apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh or dried oregano […]

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Gingerbread

Easy Home Style Gingerbread

1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 cup molasses 1/2 cup butter, room temperature (1 stick) 1 large egg 1/2 tsp salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup hot water Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan or spray with a baking spray […]

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Thai Red Curry Soup

Thai Red Curry Soup

Serves 4-6 Easy, spicy and so tasty on a cold winter night. 2 tbs coconut oil or other high temp cooking oil 1 – 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (this can be quite spicy, if heat is not your thing use a milder curry paste, I like the Patak brand) 2 cups cooked chicken […]

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first breath of spring

The Herb Blurb March 2019

The First Breath of Spring Spring is on the horizon, but watch out for the volatile month of March. The first bulbs are blooming, the days are getting longer and even though winter surely has a few more tricks up its sleeve, the glorious season of growth is on the way. March is Colorado’s snowiest […]

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Delicious Vegetarian

Discover the scrumptious side of international vegetarian cuisine! We’ll begin with a savory salad and continue with a delicious butternut squash curry, a spicy cashew veggie stir fry, a pesto and roasted veggie pizza and end with a sweet. Eat your veggies and love doing it! Recipes and full meal included.    

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Art of Pressed Flowers

Can’t wait for spring flowers? Spend an enjoyable morning creating your own masterpieces with gorgeous pressed flowers. We’ll make beautiful floral bookmarks and cards, a reusable floral glass votive, and a botanical dipped candle to take home. Learn the best flowers to grow and how to press for optimal color, durability, and longevity. Handout and […]

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Cayenne

Herb of the Month – Cayenne My first intimate encounter with cayenne came when, as a budding herbalist, I found an article that recommended sniffing a pinch of cayenne up the nose for congestion. I was having a dinner party and was quite congested so I gave it a snort. It did indeed clear up […]

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Roasted Yams

Roasted Yams with Chipotle Cream

  OK, I know it’s not cayenne, but I love this recipe for its simplicity and great flavor. Heat oven to 400 degrees 2 large yams or sweet potatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Chipotle cream Cut yams or sweet potatoes into flat discs 1 – 1 1/2 inches thick, trimming off ends to attain […]

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Spicy Cayenne Shrimp

Spicy Cayenne Shrimp

1 ½ pound raw, peeled and deveined shrimp 2 -3 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic powder 1 teaspoon Worcester sauce Juice from 1 lemon 1 ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon black pepper Rinse shrimp. Melt butter in skillet, add seasonings and stir well. Add shrimp and l sauté lightly for 7 […]

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