Today was our first Herb Class. One of our teachers was not feeling well so Olivia had the class to teach for herself. In my humble opinion as her mother (OK, hear a little pride puffing up), I must say I think she did a great job. She has had plenty of experience with public speaking, giving 5-8 minute speeches, but not necessarily 'teaching' a room full of people for 3 hours.
I guess it helps that she has studied herbs for 2-3 years and has a prosperous herb garden of her own.
I know this is a bad picture...I'll hear about it later. ;o)
For lunch she made an herb vinaigrette, salad, roasted tortilla chips, chicken kabobs, choc cheesecake garnished with mint. We also had herb butter with wheat rolls and crackers.
Each family had a set of herbs on their table to see, smell and identify.
Although this was a Domestics class we let boys come to this one since herb gardening is a pretty neutral skill.
We also played an identification game...be careful about playing with that Ferrill family, they are serious competitors! What a smart bunch! :o)
Each family went home with a pot of five different herbs.
THANK YOU to everyone that came and we look forward to hearing about your herb gardens and what you are making with them.