A Gluten-Free Hungarian Dinner Workshop

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Paprika!

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Szerelem fűszerek! Love Spices!

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Home raised eggs! 🙂

I love that I can share one of my all time, favorite dishes from childhood. My Grandmother would put me in charge of the noodle pot, that was always my duty! Sometimes, we would make dumplings together, sometimes we made pinched dough things, other times, we rolled out handmade noodles. All of my Grandparents and relatives had pots ongoing on the stove. There was always soup, there was always broth, a bone cooking for something. When we cooked, in the summertime, we picked things as we needed from the farm garden. In winter, we picked what we needed from the carefully packed pantry. When we cooked, we would talk, and share stories, or we would sing! And always, food is made with Blessing woven in. ~Summer 

This workshop comes after much request from students! On Saturday, February 28th at 2 PM, join us for a Gluten-Free Hungarian Dinner, made from scratch. We will make my Grandmother Gizella’s Stuffed Peppers with all the traditional side dishes. If you’re not gluten-free, you will not notice the difference in taste or texture, so if you’re interested in learning to cook this fabulous dish, do not let those words deter you! We will come together and cook, then we will eat together, and you will go home with my families much cherished recipe, to bring a blessing to the people you cook for and love. The cost for this workshop dinner is $50, it is hands on, and includes all the ingredients for your dinner, organic and humanely sourced. Pre-registration for this workshop is required.

When: Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Where: Vancouver, WA

Time: 2:00 PM

Cost: $50.00

What to Bring: Your Loving Hands!

To Register, email lemonlotus@gmail.com

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

All Rights Reserved.

Pantry Pickles Cold and Flu Herbal Workshop this Tuesday, February 17th!

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnotanical Studies

Pantry Pickles Cold and Flu Workshop, Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Come and learn some old-fashioned and time proven methods for strengthening your beautiful body against viral villains by shopping in your cupboard and making your own villain stoppers! If you do succumb to a group of viral villains, learn to shorten your illness, make the bad villains good friends in an effort to strengthen the bodacious immune system! Together, we will get our hands messy with folklore, put together pantry pickles; listen to stories about emerging from immune suppression and planting the seeds of nurtured health. We will make strong and strange potions that are effective supporters of our unique lives. Learn the difference between innate and acquired immunity and how to stave off secondary infections. Learn to treat yourself to your own body wisdom and body cures!

This class is messy and is potluck; please bring a dish to share, your own mug, fork, spoon, plate and napkin. Be prepared to smell interesting smells, taste interesting tastes, and enjoy stories while we craft ourselves into wholeness and wellness!

Workshop Date: Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When: 1:00-3:30′ish PM

Where: Vancouver, WA

Cost: Pre-registration is necessary. $40.00

Supplies to Bring: Dish to share, Mug, Fork, Spoon, Plate and Napkin, Pen and Paper

Register with Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH@ lemonlotus@gmail.com

(c) 2015, Summer Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH

February Azure Order, Workshop and Botanical Field Hike Announcements,Herbal Apprenticeships, Duck and Chicken Eggs, Share Shelter Donation, Wild Mushrooms and Wild Teas!!!

Happy Valentines Month Azure and Student Folks!
 
Our next Azure order cut-off is THIS Friday, February 6th, 2015 at 4 PM with pickup the following Wednesday, February 11th, from between 2-6 PM. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Duck and Chicken Eggs! From the Urban Snail Farm and Benjamin’s Organic Egg Shoppe. Preorder now!  $6 a dozen, $3 a half dozen. 
Botanical Hikes and Workshop Announcements! There are two upcoming “Pantry Pickles Cold and Flu” Herbal Workshops scheduled. One is this coming Tuesday, February 10th at 1 PM at a Friend’s Woodland Farm, and the second workshop is on Tuesday, February 17th, 1-3:30’ish PM in Vancouver. The cost for the class is $40. Please emaillemonlotus@gmail.com to register.
 
This workshop comes after much request from students! On Saturday, February 28th at 2 PM, join us for a Gluten-Free Hungarian Dinner, made from scratch. We will make myGrandmother Gizella’s Stuffed Peppers with all the traditional side dishes. If you’re not gluten-free, you will not notice the difference in taste or texture, so if you’re interested in learning to cook this fabulous dish, do not let those words deter you! We will come together and cook, then we will eat together, and you will go home with my families much cherished recipe, to bring a blessing to the people you cook for and love. The cost for this workshop dinner is $50, it is hands on, and includes all the ingredients for your dinner, organic and humanely sourced.
 
On Sunday, March 1st, join us for a Red Cedar Love Botanical Hike! We’ll meet together at 9AM and caravan to a local spot, and immerse ourselves in the endings of winter and the beginnings of spring. Please dress for the weather, bring water, snack and lunch. Cost is $40, please email lemonlotus@gmail.com to register!
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Picture above, beautiful hand-pressed flower art from Garden Delights sitting on top of Hungarian hand embroidery.

Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies Herbal and Wild Foods Apprenticeships interviews are happening NOW for the 2015 year! These 9 and 10 month programs cover wild foods foraging, ecosystem stewardship, survival skills, mushroom foraging, making herbal medicines, with programs moving into deeper levels of healing processes, working with various conditions, prevention, mid-wifery herbs and death-wifery herbs. Working within a very old folk tradition of my family, coupled with observation and science, we learn to weave our own healing tapestries, expanding them with our work with others. Learning and having hands on experiences along side me, a practicing Community Herbalist, we have experiences together with the healing processes and transitions of life. To be added to the Apprenticeship email list and/or to set up an interview, send an email to lemonlotus@gmail.com. If you feel inspired, please share with your families and communities. 

Share Shelter Donation!!!
THANK YOU all who donated to Share Shelter AGAIN!!! Let’s go for a new donation round!!! We’ve been keeping this shelter love going for a few years, let’s light some more fires and clean our homes! Ordering an extra can of decent food for the Shelter is an idea that Erin H. came up with a little while ago. Other things we can collect are gently used items for kitchen, clothes, backpacks, hotel samples of hygiene supplies, books and magazines!
 
Garden Delights Bulk Organically Grown Herbs! Supporting local Herbalists and local Herbal Farms helps to keep money in our communities, provide fresher and stronger herbs than commercially available, and helps to keep local and bio-regional Herbalism alive! Here we have some amazing bulk herbs from Garden Delights, a farm that I highly recommend for ethics and care in the arts of growing and processing. Prices range from $.50 to $2.00. Choose from: Parsley, Chives, German Chamomile, Roman Chamomile, Sage, Lemon Balm, Yarrow, Plantain, Peppermint and Thyme.
 
Serendipity Plant Lore’s Tea Listing! 
These teas and herbs are highly medicinal, and are extras from my own organic garden and wild forages. All ethically harvested, the exceptions to the herbs that I’ve grown or foraged myself are those like Cinnamon, All Spice, and Red, Black and Green, and Olive Tea Leaves. These are ethically obtained from other Herbalists who have the same great care and ethic. These Tea Herb extras help to support the consultation work for those those in need of receiving free services. I thank you for your support, and hope, in return, you are tantalized with amazing Earth Medicine for your own health care and lovely, compost-able gifts! Some NEW offerings too! Limited Quantities. 🙂

Serendipity Plant Lore has beautiful hand grown, hand sourced, sustainable and ethically wild-crafted herbal teas for $7 a box/sack. Each of the tea offerings has been used by this herbalist for many decades to aid health, enjoyment and vitality, recovery from many health problems. They have “lived” with me for so long, they have become part of me, and I am excited to have these offerings which truly support our family and the work as I continue my ongoing education and offering sliding scale consultations for those in need.Choose from:

~Lovin’ Liver Tea (your liver will be happy!)
~Summer Time Afternoon Tea (relaxing and sweet)
~Great Grandmother Gertrude’s Memory Lovin’ Tea (brain cell oxygenating crew!)
~Green Tonic Tune (tuning cells and soul together!)
~Vanilla Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Cinnamon Coffee Substitute (nourishing and coffee like)
~Great Gert’s Cold Hand and Foot Tea (circulatory warming tea for the cold)
~Galloping Gertrude’s Tea (relaxing and locally nutritious)
~Flu Flummox Tea (just befuddle your flu bugs in style!)
~Arabian Summer Tea (a tea to remind you of the smells of an Arabian Love Garden, with plants that touch our center, build up the immune system, and sweep away what needs to be swept away.)
~Shepherd’s Tea! When you want to corral those irksome viral beings and nondescript inflammatory triggers, what you need is a Shepherd to round ‘em up and over the bluff!
~Olive Leaf Tea, an anti-viral, anti-oxidant tea to ward off the minions of Mordor!
~Delicious Radheish Chai!
~Spicy Radheish Chai (inspired by my great friend, Radhe G.)
~Mother’s Milk Tea…to help Mother nourishes Baby Ones.
~Chamomile
~Comfrey Leaf
~Dandelion Leaf
~Elder Flowers
~Motherwort
~Pineapple Sage
~Garden Sage
~Rosehips
~Rue (only to practitioners)
~Shitake Mushrooms
~Chanterelle Mushrooms
~Lobster Mushrooms (seasonal offering)
~More offerings, please inquire and I will check the Apothecary.
(c) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Summer L. Farkas Takacs-Michaelson, CH
 
Gulyás Blessings! 
Summer L. Farkas Takács-Michaelson, CH
Serendipity Plant Lore School of Ethnobotanical Studies​