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Preserving the Bounty/Culinary Recipes

Sunday, July 7, 10:00 am to 12:15 pm

  • 2 hr 15 min
  • 59 US dollars
  • 345 Short Road

Service Description

This experience is led by Katie Hopper, Founder and Chief Product Officer for GOODNESS Botanicals. Katie has devoted her career to working with plants and the people who desire to understand and celebrate these botanical allies. As product developer for GOODNESS Botanicals, she grows and harvests many medicinal plants highlighting the amazing power within each unique species. She shares her knowledge and skills with many audiences hoping to inspire current and future gardeners. She holds a Bachelors of Science and a Master’s of Science in Restoration Ecology and Environmental Horticulture from the University of Washington and a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Medicine Making from The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine. This 3-part experience includes: 1. THE BOUNTY: DRYING AND STORAGE OF LAVENDER AND HERBS (10:00 - 10:45AM) So, you have a gorgeous bundle of hand cut lavender…what’s next? This class will discuss and demonstrate various methods for drying and preserving your lavender to capture the fragrance and color of that fresh cut bouquet. Our herbalist will share timeless techniques and favorite methods to keep your dried lavender at its most potent. These skills and methods are foundational for anyone wanting to grow and harvest their own culinary herbs and medicinal flowers. Students receive a fresh-cut bouquet of lavender. 2. MEET THE FARMER (11:00 - 11:20AM) Blue Mountain Lavender Farm's Owner, Jean-Paul, will share the cultural and historic journey of lavender and how the farm came to be. 3. LAVENDER ALCHEMY: LAVENDER TEA AND CULINARY RECIPES (11:30AM - 12:15PM) A delightful addition to French and Mediterranean cooking, lavender adds a unique note to many recipes. We will explore the medicinal properties and unique flavor profile of this fragrant herb by hand blending two recipes. We start by discussing herbs that pair well with lavender and crafting a calming tea. We will also explore the ingredients of Herbes de Provence and hand blend this savory addition to a variety of dishes. Students will leave with a small jar of Herbes de Provence. Where: Under the shaded Pavilion Cost: $59 per person Open to 20 participants, (children 10+ may register). Please arrange for childcare for your small children. Fee is non-refundable, except in the cases of extreme heat or other inclement weather.

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Contact Details

  • 345 Short Road, Touchet, WA, USA

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