There exists a quantity of pleasures to be encountered by using herbs in your everyday life. The aroma, taste, and visual delight of herbs can elevate your cuisine; help in cleaning your home; and bottle up a little bit of summer to help brighten a winter day. Using fresh herbs ensures that you not only enjoy the product of your labors, but a sensory experience as you create them.
In this class, Karen O’Brien will demonstrate how to make three items that will keep you in the holiday spirit. Make an honey-herb butter for holiday meals, craft a scented cinnamon stick tree, and put together a lavender/lemon salt scrub. Perfect for you or for gift-giving! Learn how to take simple household staples, such as butters, sugars, vinegars, and more and transform them into something special with the addition of fresh herbs, infusing your world with the scents and colors of summer. These products will enliven your household throughout the year, and will start your own herbal adventure.
Karen O’Brien‘s herbal business “The Green Woman’s Garden” is located in the southwestern town of Richmond, NH. She has unusual herb plants, including medicinals and native herbs for sale, runs workshops on various herbal adventures, and occasionally participates at farmers markets and fairs. Karen lectures and presents workshops on all aspects of herbs and gardening. She is the Botany and Horticulture Chair of The Herb Society of America, is past Chair of The New England Unit of H.S.A., is Secretary of the International Herb Association, and is Past President of the Greenleaf Garden Club of Milford. She is the editor and contributing author to several Herb of the Year™ books, including Capsicum, Savory, Artemisia, and Elderberry, produced by the IHA. Her gardens are a little like her – eclectic, a little bit wild, but well-intentioned.