Seasonal Herbal Desserts: A Spring Fling to Remember

May 10, 2011 6:30 pm
May 10, 2011 9:30 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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540 President St., Suite 2E, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11215

Our Seasonal Herbal Desserts series focus on using seasonal ingredients available at your local farmer’s market to make fresh, light, and herbal sweets that satisfy your body’s need for nutrients and cravings for the finer things in life! It’s time to lighten up as we move into warmer weather when our food desires transform from heavy fare to light, and by using fresh herbs we’re more than apt to make our desires into reality, participating in some healthy indulgence! Fresh herbs do a splendid job adding flavor and nutrients to desserts without relying on excess sugars or other typical dessert components. You learn how to confidently select and store herbs, what flavors each herb lends to a dish, and be able to use them successfully and inventively when preparing dessert! You can use this skill for the flurry of events for spring, and show your friends and family the delicious, light way to enjoy dessert this season!

Recipes:Blackberry-Basil Buckwheat Flax Crepes with Basil Sweet Cream, Herbed Ricotta Strawberry Tarts, Raspberry-Thyme Yogurt Granita, Mint Ice Cream with Fresh Orange Beet Swirls

Class Type: Series, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes: Make and enjoy desserts without the guilt factor!

Nissa Pierson

Managing Director of Ger-Nis International, Nissa Pierson, can’t get enough of using fresh herbs in her every day cooking. Always looking for ways to show people simple techniques to avoid purchasing processed foods that are filled with ingredients we cannot pronounce, loaded with bad fats, and high in sodium. A noted herb expert, Nissa has a knack for incorporating fresh herbs into light and fresh desserts, showing you how simple it is to prepare healthy desserts that don’t contribute to poor health! In addition to running Ger-Nis, Nissa is a long time culinary instructor specializing in fresh herbs. She enjoys spice (in her food and in her life), good conversation and debates, kickboxing, the ocean and surfing, and submersing herself in the food and culture of the world. Contact Nissa

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