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 […]
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 […]
In the early days of the pandemic I had the news running on a never-ending loop with the latest dire predictions, tragic world scenes, hoarding shoppers, and political mismanagement. After three days of increasing worry and insomnia, I turned off the screens, took a nap on the porch in the sun, did some garden clean […]
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 month. I always stock up a few extra provisions for the inevitable power outages and road adventures. Upcoming […]
February will bring us our first glimpses of spring. Buy yourself some blooming tulips, daffodils, or primrose for your interiors. To be greeted with fragrance and a beautiful pot of color is so uplifting. We need to add touches of wonder to help override the anxiety and hyperactivity all around us. Enjoy the last true […]
Discover the scrumptious side of international vegetarian cuisine. We’ll begin with a savory salad and continue with black bean and sweet potato tacos with avocado crema, 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. […]
It’s time for evaluating patterns we have established in our lives and how they are influencing our days. It’s easy to say I don’t have time for that now, I’ve got a Netflix binge coming up, but this is often why we don’t have the time. We don’t plan, we don’t focus. We are easily […]
I love the holiday season for all the long-treasured activities. The sumptuous array at the Christmas Eve appetizer party, the Nutcracker Ballet, the zoo and botanic garden light displays, and the lighting of the Yule log. Count your blessings, not your deficits, get out there and celebrate! Instead of succumbing to the annual onslaught of […]
Spend a fun morning crafting enchanting gifts to delight friends and family.
Spend an enchanting evening at Chatfield Farms celebrating the sensory delights of flowers. Led by the designers from Designs Inspired by You, create a lovely floral centerpiece. Then indulge in a delicious, farm-to-table dinner featuring edible flowers and fresh, organic produce. Discover how to incorporate edible flowers, the scrumptious flavors of summer and the art […]
The Book is (finally) published! Find it here at Amazon.com or if you are attending one of the below classes I will have books in hand. Perfect for summer and fall imbibing. Step into the herbalist’s kitchen and discover how easy it is to create fresh, artisanal beverages and delectable finger foods from the garden with […]
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.