April-Public Program: Healthy Cooking with Fresh Herbs by Judy Strauss
The members of the Western Reserve Herb Society cordially invite the public to a free educational program:
Healthy Cooking with Fresh Herbs by Judi Strauss of The Charmed Kitchen
Owner of the Charmed Kitchen, Judi Strauss, will conduct a cooking with culinary herbs class for our audience. Learn how to use the herbs growing in your garden. Cooking with herbs (and spices) can enhance even the simplest of foods. It can also be a way to reduce the use of salt in cooking while adding intense flavor. Learn the basics of cooking with herbs, both fresh from the garden or dried, from an expert Cleveland chef. Learn tips on preserving and storing herbs. How long should my herbs stay on my pantry shelf? Can I substitute dried herbs for fresh? How? Do I have to grow my own herbs? These are questions that those of us in the herb world hear. Join us to find the answers. Judi will do a live cooking demonstration. She will offer food she has prepared to taste and recipes to take home. Learn all about cooking with the culinary herbs from the experts! Following the presentation please join us for an herbal buffet luncheon.
DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2020
TIME: 11:00 a. m. – Speaker: Judi Strauss
12:00 p. m.- Herbal Buffet
LOCATION: Cleveland Botanical Garden, Woodland Hall
11030 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44106
About our speaker: Judi Strauss is a local lecturer and cooking instructor. She worked for the Extension Service in Cuyahoga County in the horticulture department. She also has received special training in Food Preservation. She currently teaches classes for both adults and children throughout the region and conducts cooking camps for children in the summer months. She is a regular guest on New Day Cleveland. While her main interest is herbs, she learned to bake from her late father who had been a professional baker. She is the author of two books on herbs, The Charmed Garden, an Introduction to Herb Gardening and The Charmed Kitchen a Guide to Cooking with Herbs and Spices. She is also the author of numerous cookbooks in the Little Red Cookbook Series. Her website is www.TheCharmedKitchen.com where you can read her blog, check out where she will be teaching and get more information on her products.
Judi began her career working for the horticulture department at the Extension office in Cuyahoga County. She specialized in urban gardening and designed and maintained the herb garden used for demonstration and teaching. She also lived on an herb farm. She currently lectures on a variety of gardening subjects including herbs, organic gardening, perennials and composting. She has lectured on “The History of Herbs” for the Cleveland Museum of Art as part of the grand re-opening of Armor Court and has also lectured at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, where she also had worked. She also teaches cooking classes and has a line of herbal products.
Entrance: Your regular gate admission of $12 includes this program as well as full access to the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Members of CBG and Western Reserve Herb Society are admitted free. No reservations required. Bring your questions about herbs and perhaps explore membership in our group. Join us after the program for lunch buffet of herbal foods made by our members.
For information and any questions, please contact: Beth Schreibman-Gehring, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational programs open to the public: January, April, July and October 2020. Check our website for details. www.westernreserveherbsociety.org
Western Reserve Herb Society: Teaching Cleveland about herbs for 75 years Our Mission: The purposes of the WRHS are to further the knowledge and use of herbs, to contribute the result of the experiences and research of its members to horticulture and science, and to disseminate this information to the public.
Download our flyer here: WRU 2020 Outreach Flyer April