Nissa’s Spring Herbal Kitchen: Pestos and Herb Sauces

May 31, 2019 5:30 pm
May 31, 2019 7:30 pm
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Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center
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271 Poplar Rd, Bolinas, CA, United States, 94924

Spring is here and with it, it’s bringing an abundance of seasonal, fresh herbs to us all. For those of us who don’t know much when it comes to fresh herbs and which is which—this is the class for you.The focus this time is on bright pestos and herb sauces!

Come learn the basics of fresh spring herbs, from growing to handling to storage, along with  recipes and tips for turning them into pestos and sauces to use in your daily meals. We’ll work together to prepare a vibrant spring menu that showcases the season’s most prime herbs: Chives, Parsley and Mint to name a few. Bring out the flavors of any dish or beverage, creating zestier recipes to brighten your spring menu and spirits. The ideas are endless and the uses are bountiful, so stop and think about what you can use that bunch of herbs for before you let it wilt away in your refrigerator and worse yet, decide to throw out. Take a load off and learn to listen to what these herbs are saying while we talk about them too! We will even make cocktail pestos, a term Nissa made up to describe the sweet herbal sauce she used to flavor sparkling water and cocktails!

Recipes: Cocktail Pestos & Sparkling Elixirs, Spring  PestoHerbal Iced Tea, Asparagus  & Pea Salad with  Sweet Pea Mint Pesto, Herbal  Spring Osso Bucco with Lemon Pesto Gremolata,  Parsley Pesto Green Rice, Vanilla  Pannacotta and Sweet Strawberry- Basil Pesto

Class Type:Series, hands-on cooking class

Class Notes:Learn what flavors pair perfectly with Spring’s brightest herbs!

Nissa Pierson

Managing Director of Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, Nissa Pierson, was smitten with herbs upon her first sight of a sprawling basil field in California. She solicited for employment and got the job, laying the foundation for future herb takeover which has developed into Ger-Nis’ many endeavors. She started Herb Blurbs online quarterly magazine and writes about and develops recipes on fresh herbs weekly.  In addition to running Ger-Nis and consulting with small global growers, Nissa is a long time culinary instructor.  Besides being a passionate teacher of fresh herbs, organics and fair-trade, she enjoys spice (in her food and in her life), good conversation and debates, the ocean and submerging herself in the food and culture of the world.. Contact Nissa