The Wisdom of Culinary Traditions: Working with Fat-Soluble Herbs

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The Wisdom of Culinary Traditions: Working with Fat-Soluble Herbs

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One of the most amazing and humbling aspects of herbalism is that people have been working with plants for thousands of years, and traditional herbal preparations are a reliable (and often the best) way to get the medicinal benefits of herbs.

People of the past may not have been using technology to examine plants at the molecular level, but they knew what they were doing. Often, when you’re not sure how to use an herb, looking to traditional uses is a good path to take.

In this class, we will explore fat-soluble herbs: what that means, and how to work with them. You’ll be amazed at the herbs that you know that are best extracted into fat, and you’ll leave with new ways of incorporating herbs into your life.

In this class we will:

  • Discuss what makes certain herbs “fat soluble”

  • Learn which herbs are best extracted into fat

  • Explore the many fun ways of extracting herbs into fat

  • Prepare a delicious, traditional Ashwagandha drink

  • Learn how to make ghee

Each participant will make delicious, medicinal herbal ghee to take home!

Monday, Feb. 11th, 7:00-9:00pm

Sliding Scale: $35-$45

Pre-registration is required. Please register at least 8 hrs in advance.

This class will be taught by Amanda Midkiff (herbalist) and John Crooke (farmer & ghee enthusiast).

Note: Please let Amanda know if you do not consume dairy, at least 1 week prior to the class.

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These classes are held in the kitchen of The Farm Cooking School. To get to the school, wind your way all the way up to the top of the property, following signs for "The Farm Cooking School." Park in the lot beside the building and enter through the white door with the ramp.

Depending on the weather and time of year, classes involve time in the Apothecary Garden, located near the school.


We are so excited when you sign up for a class! Please sign up for a class at least 8 hours prior to the start of class so that we can be prepared for the proper number of people. If you sign up within fewer than 8 hours of the start of the class, please text or call Amanda to confirm. Note: Social media messages are not a reliable way of contacting Amanda. If you need to cancel, please cancel at least 8 hours before start of the class via email, call, or text. If you cancel fewer than 8 hours before the start of the class, or simply do not attend the class, we cannot refund your class payment.