Oct 24: Herb Gardening in the Fall

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Sat. Oct 24th,
1 to 4:30 pm,
$45.00 + $10.00 materials fee

From the Garden to the Kitchen

Learn about the best varieties of herbs to plant in the Houston area with the autumn weather approaching. Certain herbs grow better in the cooler weather. Find out what to plant, and how best to nourish the soil and create your pots or beds. In Lucia’s kitchen make herb butter and herb vinegar, which you will sample. There will be enough for you to take some home. You will also receive some of Lucia’s fabulous recipes for your holiday cooking…Lucia’s legendary four rice herbed turkey stuffing.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


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Oct 17: Aromatherapy for the Harvest Home

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Saturday, Oct.17th,
1 to 4:30,
$45.00 + $9.00 materials fee

Autumn is the time when our thoughts turn toward home, fall colors & the scents of harvest time.

A poet wrote “it is the season of mists & mellow fruitfulness.” Fall brings to the forefront essentials oils with depth & substance: patchouli, sandlewood, clary sage, cinnamon, clove & more. Create a seasonal room spray made up of some grounding & spiritual oils. Learn the characteristics, history & use of eight essentials oils.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


 

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Oct 7: A Taste of Spain – Paella & More

 

Wed., Oct.7th,
6:30 pm to 10 pm,
$65.00

The color, freshness, and delicious variety of Spanish cooking are captured in this class that begins with the sea’s bounty.

Although simple to cook, the food embodies the diverse history of Spain, with culinary influences from the Moors as well as the “New World”. Lucia will delight you with: seafood paella, Pelotas en salsa rojo (tiny meatballs in red sherry sauce), tomatoes rellenos a la alicantina (stuffed tomatoes with spinach and pine nuts), ensalada de naranjas Valencianas (Valencia orange and onion salad), and Valencia chocolate mousse.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


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Sept 20: Medicinal Herbs – Afternoon with Lucia

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Sunday, Sept. 20th
1 to 6 pm
$165.00

(Handouts and Materials included)

Enter the green the world of medicinal herbs. In this exciting afternoon course, Lucia will guide you through the wise woman healing traditions of Europe and the Cherokee medicine wheel path. You will discover herbs can be our allies as well as nourishing food. Learn to make tinctures/tisanes, herbal salves, create an herbal medicine cabinet, and discover the history and lore of many culinary and medicinal herbs. This course of study is based on Lucia’s research into the documented (and often scientifically verified) current and historical uses of medicinal plants, but is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a qualified health care practitioner.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


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Sept 12: Lotions and Potions

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Sat. Sept. 12th
1 to 4 pm,
$48.00 + $12.00 materials fee = $60.00

The healing and cleansing properties of the bath have fascinated us for as long as we have known water.  With proper attention to detail, you can transform a modest bathroom into a personal healing chamber filled with beauty and scent. Essential oils are incredible gifts from nature’s flowers and herbs that can enhance our spirits and provide healing to our bodies. In this class, Lucia Bettler will lead you in making a brown sugar scrub, a relaxing bath salt, a fragrant room spray and more!

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


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Sept 8: Under the Tuscan Sun

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Tuesday, September 8th
6:30 to 10 pm
$65.00

The beauty and simplicity of Tuscan countryside living beckons to us.

Come to Lucia’s kitchen where only the freshest ingredients are allowed. Herbs picked right from the garden and Italian opera provides the backdrop for an evening of cooking the “cuisine of the sun.”

Menu: spinach pasta with asparagus and lemon peel, baked yellow peppers with ricotta and herbs, basil and lemon chicken with summer squash and mushrooms, fresh sliced tomatoes with buffalo mozzarella and basil with balsamic vinegar and pine nuts, and buttermilk lemon cake with fresh berries and lemon verbena.

Call (713) 523-6494 to Reserve Your Spot Today!


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July 20th: Myths & Legends of the Sea

Myths and Legends of the Sea - Class in Houston, TX
Myths and Legends of the Sea – Class in Houston, TX

Myth & Magic, Poetry, Goddesses, Starfish and Seashells

Sunday July 20th – at 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Class Price: $45

Lucia’s Garden: 2360 W Alabama St, Houston, Texas 77098

Join Lucia for an afternoon of myth & magic, poetry, goddesses, starfish and seashells, as we explore the lure of the sea . . .You will go home with a bag filled with magical sea charms and more . . . $45.00

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Bennington Aromatherapy Candles

Bennington Aromatherapy Candles at Lucia’s Garden

Bennington Candle is a small shop in Southern Vermont, founded in 1997. It started out has a hobby from a love of candles and aromatherapy. We hand-pour each candle from our own custom blend of waxes, essential oils, and unbleached cotton wicks.

Our original candle line is made from the highest grade of paraffin waxes. We have also added a natural soy wax line made from renewable resources. Please call if you have any questions about our candles.

Lucia’s Garden in a Starring Role

Lucia's Garden Featured in Book
Lucia’s Garden Featured in Book

by Susan Wittig Albert

When China’s and Ruby’s friend Karen Prior is mugged in a mall parking lot, China begins to suspect that her friend’s death was not a random assault. Delving into the cold case, China learns the motive for the first murder may be related to a valuable collection of Mexican art. Enlisting the help of her San Antonio lawyer friend Justine Wyzinski—aka the Whiz—China is determined to track down the murderer. But is she painting herself into a corner from which there’s no escape?

About Susan Wittig Albert

I live in the Hill Country of Central Texas, on 31 acres, where I write, garden for food (passionately), raise chickens, and practice the fiber arts. I am concerned about issues of global warming, energy depletion, and food production. You can find out more about my life in my memoirs: Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place; and An Extraordinary Year of Ordinary Days.

I’m traditionally published as a mystery author with Berkley Prime Crime. I have two continuing series: the China Bayles Herbal Mysteries and The Darling Dahlias, about a Southern garden club in the 1930s. You might also enjoy my eight-book series, the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, and the series that my husband Bill Albert and I coauthored under the pseudonym of Robin Paige.

I’m also an author-publisher. A WILDER ROSE is a novel about the mother-daughter team that produced the Little House books, based on the diaries and journals of Rose Wilder Lane and the letters of her mother, Laura Ingalls Wilder. (There’s an extensive READER’S COMPANION for this book.) I’ve also published several nonfiction books under my imprint, Persevero Press.