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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Lavender Lemonade Fizz

Lavender Lemonade Fizz

Lavender Lemonade Fizz (1 serving, easy to multiply) From the upcoming book, The Herbalists Happy Hour. Also nice without the alcohol; the kids will love it. Fresh juice of ½ lemon or lime 1 tablespoon lavender syrup (recipe follows) 1 oz. gin or vodka Seltzer or club soda Add lemon, syrup, and alcohol of choice […]

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Herbalist's Happy Hour

Herb Blurb July 2018

The Herbalist’s Happy Hour, Crafted Cocktails and Tapas from the Garden is finished! I will be sending out a separate, short email once it is officially up on Amazon. If you plan on coming to any upcoming classes I will have copies of the book with me. The book includes recipes for fresh, artisanal beverages and […]

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Baby Kale Salad with Lime Dressing

Baby Kale Salad with Lime Dressing Dressing 3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice 3 tablespoons avocado or olive oil 1 ½ tablespoons honey or agave 1-2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salad 3 cups baby kale chopped into small pieces 3-4 scallions, chopped 1 cup cherries or blueberries, (if cherries, pitted and chopped) […]

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Edible Flower Feast

This class is part of Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. Experience a sensory feast as we explore the delectable world of edible flowers. We’ll cover how to safely grow, harvest and use flowers for tasty and beautiful culinary creations. Learn how to candy flowers and herbs for elegant garnishes. Enjoy a lunch featuring herb blossom canapés, […]

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Farm to Fork – Enjoying Nature’s Bounty

* This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms at C-470 and Wadsworth * Join Susan Evans on the farm to learn how to utlize those abundant fresh veggies this summer. Class takes place on the rustic and historic Hildebrand Ranch property of Chatfield Farms where participants are surrounded the beautiful CSA fields, […]

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Baby Bok Choy and Strawberry Salad

Baby Bok Choy and Strawberry Salad

Baby Bok Choy and Strawberry Salad – serves 4 6 Baby Bok Choy, rinsed and dried then thinly sliced (including leafy greens) ½ cup shredded carrot ½ cup broccoli florets 1 pint strawberries, rinsed right before serving, sliced Thinly sliced red onion 1 tbs toasted sesame seeds, for garnish (optional) Sesame soy vinaigrette – recipe […]

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February is the last true month of winter.

Herb Blurb February 2018

February is the last true month of winter. Spring is starting to appear with tulips, hyacinths and primrose featured in garden centers and grocers and soon those snowdrops and hyacainths will begin to emerge . Enjoy skiing, sledding, skating and all that frosty beauty before it melts away. Upcoming Classes Pressed Flower Arts Denver Botanic […]

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Butternut Squash and Veggies Mac n Cheese

Butternut Squash and Veggies Mac n Cheese No comparison to the boxed variety, creamy and delicious and you can hide the veggies from the kids. Ingredients 8 ounces elbow macaroni 3 tablespoons butter Olive or avocado oil 1 cups coarse breadcrumbs you can use panko breadcrumbs for this 1 cup grated parmesan cheese ½ cup […]

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The Herb Blurb January 2018

Happy New Year to you and yours! What will you create and experience this year?. Though I always make New Year’s resolutions, over the last two years I have toned it down to what I really think I want to accomplish, as opposed to what I should. It seems to work out better. So for […]

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August Herb Blurb – The Last True Month of Summer

It’s here, the last true month of summer. Savor these last weeks by putting some fun things to do on the calendar. Go for a swim, have a picnic, attend an outdoor concert, check out the mountain views and wildflowers and take a nap in the hammock. School days and cool days are fast approaching. […]

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March Herb Blurb – The First Breath of Spring

The First Breath of Spring 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 […]

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