Posts tagged Hy-Vee

Brucemore – herbs

  I went out and bought fresh mozzarella immediately after watching Hy-Vee dietitian Lori Willett’s presentation, “Cooking with Herbs 101” at Saturday’s Garden and Art Show at Brucemore. I’ve grown herbs for years, but rarely use them. Lori’s presentation –  more specifically, the samples she gave her audience –  inspired me to put some of the herbs to use.

   Here’s her recipe for peach, mozzarella and basil salad, taken from the Aug. 2006 issue of Real Simple Magazine:

   Ingredients:

   3 ripe peaches, peeled, if desired

   1 cup of fresh basil leaves, torn

   8 oz. fresh mozzarella ball, cut into 1 inch chunks

   2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil

   1/4 tsp. kosher salt

   1/8 tsp. black pepper

Cut each peach into six to eight wedges and cut each wedge in half crosswise. In a large bowl, combine the peaches, basil and mozzarella. Drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss. Chill for up to several hours. Serve cold or at room temperature. Serves 4.

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Great combinations

Two upcoming gardening events where you can learn about container gardening and more:

 

Great Combinations
Wed., April 30, 6:30 PM Register Now!
Join Brucemore gardeners at the Brucemore Visitor Center for a 90 minute discussion on theories of great planting combinations for containers, the garden, and the landscape. Deb Engmark and David Morton will analyze the tried and true, latest trends in color, texture, and garden design. They will show you how to apply what you learn at Brucemore to your gardens at home.

Admission: $10/adult and $7/Brucemore member. Reservations required. Call (319) 362-7375 to reserve a spot.

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Containers with Pizzazz for Decks & Balconies with Mike Duggan Wyatt – Class will be in the Hy-Vee Garden Center, 5050 Edgewood Road NE, Cedar Rapids.

Saturday, May 17, 10 to 11 am.

Bring your lawn chair and garden gloves and listen to master gardener, Mike Duggan, as he shares his expertise regarding appropriate plants best suited for containers and how to maintain them. Then you will plant your own container to take home. Containers will be available for purchase or bring your own container (up to a 12” pot). The class fee will cover soil, plants and instruction. $20.  Pre-register at Customer Service, 319-378-0762.

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Think Spring! More gardening classes

Following are classes offered at Hy-Vee, 5050 Edgewood Road NE, in Cedar Rapids. To register by phone, contact Customer Service at 319-378-0762.

Tips from our Garden Center: Winter 2007-2008: Are Our Landscapes at Risk? with Mike Duggan (Free) Saturday, March 1, noon to 1 pm. Mike Duggan, Garden Center manager, will discuss what to expect in our landscapes and gardens as we move towards spring. We have just experienced one of the most grueling winters on record. Discussion will include effects on trees, shrubs, lawns and gardens. Free. Pre-registration required.

 Tips from our Garden Center: Plant Propagation with Seed and Vegetative Cuttings with Mike Duggan (FREE) Saturday, March 15, 2 to 3 pm.  March is a key period for starting spring plants from cuttings and seed. Mike Duggan, Garden Center Manager, will explain and demonstrate how to get those seeds and young plants off to a good, healthy start. Class is free. Must pre-register. Seating is limited.

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