Violets – Viola sp.

Festival of Flowers: Floral Designing and Flower Feast

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 […]

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Herbalist's Happy Hour

Gardens to Glass

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.

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Stalking the Wild Edible

Explore the fascinating world of wild edibles. We’ll start with an herb walk to identify common tasty plants. Learn how to make tasty teas, nutritious salads and delicious additions to pasta, veggies and side dishes. Discover how to locate, identify, harvest and prepare wild edibles to add nutrition and flavor to your meals. We’ll end […]

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Herbalist's Happy Hour

Gardens to Glass

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.

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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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Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes with Lemon Butter

Artichokes can be intimidating for the beginning cook but they are truly easy and quite delicious! If these directions don’t do it for you check out youtube for a tutorial. 2 artichokes butter lemon With a sharp, serrated kitchen knife, cut off about one inch from the top of the artichoke, removing the sharp tips. […]

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colorado spring

The Herb Blurb April & May 2019

Spring at last! Time to clean out and prepare your garden beds. Pack away your long johns and dig out those spring pastels. Motivated to do some spring cleaning? Check out the recipe for a DIY natural cleanser below. Feast on asparagus, artichokes, radishes, berries, dandelion, and chickweed. Not sure about those last two? Expand […]

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turkey

Herb Blurb November 2018

Thanksgiving reminds us of the ancient harvest celebration. What do you have to be grateful for? Studies have shown that giving thanks is healthy for our brains, attitude and general life experience. Consider taking a moment at the end of each day and listing the things you are grateful for. It will provide better sleep, […]

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Herb Blurb October 2018

Happy Fall! My favorite season. We are in the last bountiful month of the fall harvest season featuring pumpkins, apples, pears, kale, and all the cooler veggies. Corn mazes, harvest and pumpkin festivals abound. It’s wonderful weather for hiking and biking or just long walks in the cool, crisp air of autumn. Halloween festivities will […]

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Edible Flower Feast

Edible Flower Feast Experience a sensory feast as we explore the delectable world of edible flowers. Learn how to safely grow, harvest and use flowers for tasty and beautiful culinary creations. Discover how to candy flowers and herbs for elegant garnishes. Enjoy a luncheon of Herb Blossom Canapés, Chicken Curry Salad with Flower Confetti, Calendula […]

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Lavender Fest, Cooking with Lavender

This class takes place during Lavender Festival. Learn how to use this aromatic herb in everything from desserts to cocktails, infused salts and sugars, vinegars and sauces. Discover how to keep your dishes from tasting like a bowl of potpourri. Take home a sample of Herbes de Provence seasoning blend to get you started and […]

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Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad Dressing 1 clove garlic, minced 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup sour cream or plain yogurt 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar, honey or agave, or to taste Salad 4 cups finely chopped broccoli crowns ½  cup chopped radishes 1 red or yellow bell pepper, cored and chopped 4-5 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 1/3 […]

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