Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Let's Do Lunch . . .

Taking a line from friend Patricia at Mrs. Blandings, Let's Do Lunch at Red Cedar Gardens on either Wednesday, April 6 or Saturday, April 9.

For I'm teaching Cooking With Herbs classes on those dates. And "lunch" is early for the classes start at 10:30. And it won't be a whole lunch -- but tastings.

And I'll talk a little about growing herbs as well (for I'm a Master Gardener and my specialty is herbs).

And the tastes . . .

Rosemary Walnuts

Corn and Basil Soup

Chicken Salad

Lavender Lemonade

and . . . a dessert . . . but I've not decided which so it could be . . . either

Lavender Fairy Cakes

Lavender shortbread

Lavender Poundcake

Rosemary Shortbread

I've not decided which dessert to bring but I enjoy putting herbs into sweets as well as savories and it's always fun to watch the class as they taste an herbal sweet.

I so enjoy teaching herbal classes whether it's about growing herbs or cooking with herbs. Most of Linderhof's back garden is an herb garden and we so enjoy adding fresh herbs to our meals. And I enjoy sharing that love of cooking with herbs!

I hope to see you next week at Red Cedar. Call Ricki and reserve your space. We're hoping for good (read warm) weather so that we can have the class in her garden.

It's Friday and I can't think of a better post for Foodie Friday than Herbal Food!!!! Please join Michael at Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday and see what everyone's been up to in the kitchen!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

sounds fun..I just love to cook with my herbs!

Madelyn said...

Please share the rosemary shortbread. I wish I could come to your class, but I don't think I can get there by 10:30 from NC. I will be thinking of you!

Pondside said...

Oh I wish! It all looks wonderful and I just know I'd love it!

Priscilla said...

It would be such fun to come to your class, but the price of gas ($4 a gallon) prohibits!

paperbutterfly said...

If I lived close enough to come I would be there with bells on!!
Herbs intrigued me, but I am not very adventuresome.
They all look super delish!!
Thank you for perticapating in TTTT, again this week. Look forward to seeing you there.


GardenOfDaisies said...

My mouth is just watering at all the wonderful goodness here! I wish I didn't have to work so I could come to your classes!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Everything looks so wonderful!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Everything looks so wonderful!

Southerncook said...

I so wish I could join the fun at your Herb class and BTW, I vote for the Lavender Fairy Cakes. They are soooooooooo beautiful. Enjoyed this post.


bj said...

A delightful post, Martha.
How I wish I could attend your class..I just know it will be so awesome.
Be sure to let us know how it all goes.
Now, I am off to find that cake recipe. Sounds delicious.
xo bj

bj said...

When you can, would you kindly post your Lavender Pound Cake recipe.?
It looks sooo good.
xo bj

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

So many tempting treats - glad I'm not glancing on an empty stomach tonight ;)

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

PS - the cupcakes are fabulous!!

acorn hollow said...

Well it all looks so wonderful If I were closer I would join in.

Maggie said...

Martha I really wish I could join you for lunch but sadly you're too far away.
I grow both lavender and rosemary in my potager but haven't cooked any of the dishes you mention.
Will you post recipes after the event? Please!

On Crooked Creek said...

I'll be praying for warm weather for your class! After arriving home, I looked up the class I had taken. . .A Bakers Dozen of Favorite Herbs. . .@ Buck Run Community Center. you were correct!The date . .. Janurary 23, 2001.The year before we moved further west on the prairie! Your students are in for a fabulous time. Enjoy!

From the Kitchen said...

Is it too much to ask for a dessert tray? I'd have a hard time deciding too--which to make and which to eat. I'm sure that whatever you do it will be wonderful.


Suzy said...

Looks fun. I'd definitely include the fairy cakes :-) Love your beautiful house in the header.