I was asked to do a program yesterday on herbs
for our Pioneer Kiwanis
When I give a program, I always come with treats . . .
Orange rosemary cupcakes
(for it is a luncheon meeting and everyone needs dessert)
Just a regular cupcake that I make all the time (which makes an even dozen cupcakes)
with a tablespoon of chopped rosemary added as well as the grated peel of one orange. Frosted with a buttercream to which I added the grated peel of another orange and enough orange juice to make the icing spreadable.
(You could even make them with a box mix -- adding the rosemary and orange zest to the batter and then adding orange zest to the canned frosting)
I always like to bring "show and tell" when I give a program
Herbs (to be planted in the garden)
Some gardening books (my favorite is the Betty Crocker Kitchen Gardens -- it is my herbal bible)
and a couple of herbal cookbooks (these by Nicole Richardson -- a cookbook author I adore (she's right up there with Anna Pump and Ina Garten and her basil ice cream with chocolate sauce --
I have a hard time talking about just five herbs
But, if I had to have only five . . . these would be my choice:
But then, I can't imagine living without parsley, garlic chives, lavender, bay, fennel, tarragon
It was a fun meeting and I always love to share my love and knowledge of herbs!