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As we were planning this journey to expand our spice palates, it occurred to us that we needed to include HERBS in the conversation as a separate entity. Because they are, well, different, correct? Herbs, in both fresh & dried forms, add complexity and tastes apart from 'spices'... At least we think? With these thoughts and questions in mind, we thought we'd explore the subject further!
Join us on Saturday July 20th from 11am to 1pm for a visit to Hollie's Homegrown, a lovely & intimate herb farm in Moraga. Hollie will share her expertise with us - first with a tour of the gardens, discussing growing, harvesting & storing techniques, and then on to cooking tips. She'll have us taste a variety of herbs in different forms, both fresh & cooked, to learn more about flavor differences and how best to highlight them. Lemon Basil? Amethyst Basil? Greek Basil? Pineapple Mint? Chocolate Mint? Apple Mint? My lord, the choices!
As we continue our discussions & tastings, we'll gather in the garden for a potluck lunch. Please bring a dish inspired by (surprise, surprise!) herbs, meant to serve 3-4. Alongside our meal, Hollie will offer her incredible teas, made straight from the garden!
Cost is $10, $5 of which goes to Slow Food East Bay and the work we do in the local sustainable food community. Children under 10 are free.