I started the week by doing a Cooking With Herbs class at life+style on Monday . . . and I finished the week with a Cooking With Herbs class at The Louisburg Cider Mill.
In Louisburg, Kansas -- about 45 minutes north of Linderhof. I've been there before with my "Cooking With Herbs" class and it was nice to be asked to return.
I arrived early so that I could set up my table . . .
With the food to be tasted and a small display about entertaining at Linderhof.
Teas and Luncheons at Linderhof.
And the food?
Sage corn madelines -- both regular size and "minis"
Blooming Onion Beer Bread with the addition of Chives.
Caramel Apple Rosemary cupcakes frosted with caramel frosting and a sprig of rosemary.
I also made a vegetable pasta salad with oil and vinegar dressing -- served two ways. I divided the salad in half and to one bowl I added dill and to the other an Italian herb blend. So that the attendees could taste how different herbs really do change the flavor of a dish.
Friends joined me for the class as well -- Regina and Sandy from Kansas City and Michelle from A Haus To Call Home.
These dear friends were just part of the 40 or so who attended my class.
After class, Michelle and I headed for Paola and one of my favorite restaurants -- one that she had never been to:
Beethoven's No. 9 in Paola.
It's German food extraordinaire!
We both had a schnitzel (hers was topped with crab), red cabbage and spaetzle.
And we shared a piece of carrot cake -- I ate my half -- she took half of her half home to her husband. (She had bought some apple cider doughnuts at the Cider Mill for the children) She's kinder than I!!!
And this time, we remembered . . .
And asked the waitress to take our picture! Two Kansas German girls who are definitely kindred spirits!
It was a fun Saturday and a wonderful way to end a great week.