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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Orange Jicama Salad with Cayenne Lime Dressing

Orange Jicama Salad with Cayenne Lime Dressing

Orange Jicama Salad with Cayenne Lime Dressing 4 seedless oranges/tangerines or 8-10 mandarins (cuties), peeled and separated 1 ½ cups peeled and julienned jicama, you could substitute thinly sliced fennel root 1 small red onion, peeled and sliced very thin ¼ cup chopped fresh chopped cilantro Gently combine ingredients, add enough dressing to coat. Serve […]

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cayenne-pepper

Cayenne Spice Blend

2 tablespoons garlic powder 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons black pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves 1 tablespoon ground chili pepper 1 tablespoon onion powder Combine all ingredients and store in a tightly sealed, air-tight container.

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Cayenne Chicken

cooking oil ½ onion minced 3-4 cloves minced garlic ½ -1 tsp cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon turmeric salt and pepper to taste 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into strips ½ cup water 2 tbs soy or shoyu sauce ½ cup plain yogurt Fresh or dried parsley for garnish Add enough oil to cover […]

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feb-2019

The Herb Blurb February 2019

February brings us the first signs of spring. Soon those spring bulbs will be peeping out of the snowdrifts. Tulips, hyacinths, and primrose are starting to appear in garden centers and grocers and longer, warmer days are interspersed with snowstorms. Enjoy skiing, sledding, skating, and all that frosty beauty before it melts away. Plan an […]

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Pomegranate Salad with Radish, Peppers, Avocado, and Blue Cheese

Pomegranate Salad

with Radish, Peppers, Avocado, and Blue Cheese One of my favorite winter salads. 1 cup shelled pomegranate seeds 4 cups arugula or spring greens 4 radishes sliced thin 4 baby bell peppers sliced thin 1 avocado, pitted and cut into slices ½ cup crumbled blue or goat cheese Pepitas for garnish (optional) Balsamic dressing Dress […]

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