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May, of course, is full of events. Mother’s Day is sneaking up on us, and the round of graduation parties is edging toward us. It’s also a great time of year for someone who loves to eat. The asparagus is out in quantity, there are strawberries that smell like strawberries, and you can eat your fill of spinach and peas.
I’ll be hosting two events tomorrow, May 10:
Healthy Cooking with Whole Grains, 10:00 am, Roane County Public Library (Spencer branch)
– learn what exactly a whole grain is and how to identify one in the grocery store
– taste new whole grains
– make a simple one-pot dish featuring whole grains
Enjoying and Cooking Fresh Herbs, noon, Roane County Public Library (Spencer branch)
– sample different herbs
– learn to make herb vinegar
– taste an herb salad
– learn how to make a wonderful easy herb vinaigrette
Thanks to the Master Gardener Leader, we’ll have plenty of herbs to sample and play with. Oregano plants will be available for those interested in starting their own. Hope to see you there!
Recent events have been going well, despite a lack of publicity by me! I had a lovely tasting at Taylor Books in Charleston, WV last weekend with an enthusiastic audience, and several nutrition talks have been well-attended. A future event at Taylor Books may happen later this summer… let us know if you have any thoughts.
My series with the Roane County Libraries continues. Check out the next event, “Cooking with Spring Vegetables,” at the Spencer Public Library on Tuesday, April 17 (12:00 to 1:00 pm). We’ll be demo’ing a few good uses of sugar snap peas, spinach, and pea shoots.
Cooking demos and tasting will also be presented through the Master Gardeners monthly talks in May, June, and potentially July. Presented by the Extension Service, Master Gardener events are open to the public as well as those who have completed the course or are interested in taking the course. Keep in touch (Twitter: StephanieBostic) for updates!