Wed. August 10th : Julia Childs French Dishes

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Wed. August 10th – 6:30 pm to 10 pm – $65.00 : Julia Childs French Dishes for an American Kitchen

Like so many of you, Lucia loved the movie “Julie & Julia” and was inspired to offer an evening of some of Julia Child’s classic recipes. Step by step, follow the master’s advice, learning new techniques to help you enjoy your time creating in the kitchen. Come prepared for a delightful evening. The menu: Coquilles St. Jacques a la Provencale (scallops with wine, garlic and herbs), Canapés aux Epinards (spinach and cheese canapés), Carottes a la Forestiere (braised carrots with artichoke hearts and mushrooms), Riz au Beurre (buttered rice), and Le Marquis Chocolat (chocolate sponge cake).

Wed. July 27th : Fresh Herbs in Your Kitchen

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Wed. July 27th : Fresh Herbs in Your Kitchen, 6:30 pm to 10 pm – $65.00

Fresh herbs are easily available at your local grocery store and you can even buy starter plants there, too.  Lucia has been teaching people about cooking with herbs for over 30 years and has a wonderful herb garden brimming with fresh flavors.  In the class you will learn how to combine herbs into blends, make your own herb vinegars and create herb butters.  Our menu includes: Ratatouille with fresh sage, basil & oregano, Baked Zucchini Boats with Beef, Veal and Italian Herb Blend, Field Greens and Bibb lettuce with Hearts of Palms and Goat Cheese Tarragon Dressing followed by Parsley & Chive Herb Buttered on Fingerling Potatoes and for dessert Dark Chocolate Brownies with Peppermint & Chocolate Cabernet Glaze.

Wed. June 22 : Paris Bistro Cooking

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Wed. June 22, Paris Bistro Cooking – 6:30 pm to 10 pm  $65.00

In the classic movie Sabrina, Audrey Hepburn says, “Paris is always a good idea.” Since most of us cannot hop on a plane to Paris at a moment’s notice, let Lucia’s kitchen bring Paris to you with her new class based on classic French country cooking – Using an abundance of fresh herbs, wine and organic ingredients, come and savor the flavors of a Parisian Bistro. The menu: Soupe au Pistou (organic vegetables in a vegetable-basil pesto broth), Salade d’endives aux Roquefort (Belgian endive salad with celery, walnuts, and Roquefort), Poulet roti aux herbes and citron (free range roasted chicken with thyme, bay and lemon), carottes a la crème aux herbes (carrots with cream and herbs), Tomatoes farcies (tomatoes stuffed with ground beef, bacon, and herbes de provence), Mousse au chocolat (chocolate mousse)

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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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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July 20th: Myths & Legends of the Sea

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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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