Sage

Sage is a savory seasoning for poultry, pork, winter squash, pear and apple dishes, cheeses, stews, and chowders. Antiviral and astringent, sage has long been used as a healing herb. Sage leaf rubbed on unhealthy gums will help tighten and disinfect. Sage tea is a delicious remedy for sore throats, will help with menopausal hot […]

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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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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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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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Herbal Home and Garden Workshop/Luncheon

Learn how to create a garden full of plants that can be used in the kitchen, medicine cabinet, spa, and cleaning cupboard. Discover herbs for culinary teas and seasoning blends, spa body and bath care, first aid, and toxin free green cleaning. Enjoy a delicious herbal lunch featuring Roasted Tomato Gazpacho with Parmesan Crisps; Herbed […]

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Violets – Viola sp.

Violets, Viola sp.

Violets are some of the first flowers of spring and are both edible and medicinal along with being quite lovely with a delightful fragrance. There are many varieties, from pansies to perennial violets to the wild violets that like to infiltrate lawns and moist cool spaces. They will grow in sun to medium shade 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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Herb Cheese and Butter

Print Herb Cheese and Butter Author Susan Evans, Certified Clinical Herbalist Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese or butter at room temperature could also use goat or feta cheese 4-5 cloves of roasted garlic optional 2 scallions minced ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper 1 teaspoon chopped chives 2 teaspoons herb mix or fresh herbs of choice […]

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Herbal Pantry

Wondering what to do with all those fragrant herbs languishing in your garden? Learn how to preserve your herbal harvest in elegant vinegars, herb butters, herb salts, sugars and seasoning blends, marinated cheeses, robust pestos and spicy salsas. Turn your daily fare into something special. Go home inspired with new ways to implement the healthy […]

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The Herb Blurb October 2017

October is here with kaleidoscope colors, harvest festivals, and the first snows. The Front Range will be turning into a dazzling array of color so make a visit to Denver Botanic Gardens, Hudson Gardens or a local park or bike path and experience the beauty of the fall season. Enjoy a corn maze, a pumpkin […]

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