For this month’s meeting, the EHS Board presents the “Herb of the Year” Chili Peppers/Capsicum. Perhaps you are well aquainted with this plant but I bet there will be a few surprises. Our Board have put their energy into researching this plant genus and are going to share their findings with you on cooking, planting and medicinal properties, etc.
The weather in the last week or so has been great for “gardening.” I have taken advantage of it and worked on my garden beds forever making them larger, eliminating grass that does not look like grass anymore. My wish is to have all plants and trees and not a blade of grass in my yard, now comes the challenge – will I live long enough to see that project come to fruition since I do this all by myself. Oh, sigh, I am trying. Summer is coming, the Royal Poincianas are breaking out with leaves and I hope they will be “flaming” with flowers as summer rolls on. Several months ago, I treated my roses to lots of horse manure as I heard that roses love that. I can’t believe it, but my roses have lots of
Joining us on Tuesday will be Indian food blogger and cook, Nirali Patel. Nirali brings with her 13 years of Indian culinary experience - from cooking traditional recipes with her grandmother and mother to developing easy Indian recipes without sacrificing the taste and authenticity, Nirali aims to educate the masses about how easy and healthy Indian cooking can be. She will be sharing a tasty and satisfying vegan dish called ‘channa masala’ which is a chickpea curry as well as discussing the health benefits of the array of spices used in Indian cooking.
March Auction: Hats off to Ingrid Menz and her Auctionettes and Auctioneer for giving our members the most exciting auction at our March meeting. It was such fun, the plants were gorgeous (thank you, Tom Hewitt and the Mounts Garden Guild Nursery), and oh, those orchids! The “All Things Herbal” items were cheerfully bid on, we did it in two hours so everyone got home in a “thymely” fashion, and wasn’t it fun? A special thanks to all the members and guests that braved the rainy
Start potting up some herby plants; do that spring cleaning; and start baking! Bring them all to the 2016 All Things Herbal Auction. We love buying each other’s treasures and goodies. We ask that everyone who attends bring one or two items to be auctioned.