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eal food rules here at The Frelinghuysen Arbore-tum and with a talented staff of horticulturalists and trained chefs, we not only show you how to grow it, but also how to cook and preserve it, too! Back by popular demand, the monthly gardening series,
Grow, Cook, Eat
is now in its second year. In these classes, you will focus on one particular vegetable each month and learn how to plant, grow, and manage its pests and diseases. New and unusual vegetable varieties are introduced, and you are supplied with seeds so you can successfully grow your own. The exciting aspect of this program is that it takes you one step further by showing you how to cook what you have harvested. Each session is complete with food tasting, and you go home with your own new recipes to try. Beets are showcased
; unusual salad greens on
; and on
you learn how to save tomato seeds for next year’s planting, how to preserve the fruit, and what to do with all those green tomatoes. The cooking demonstrations,
, revolve around what produce is being harvested in the Garden State. Chef and Master Gardener Cynthia Triolo makes four recipes, sometimes more when she can’t help
herself, from start to nish, demonstrating various cook
-ing and baking techniques, as well as answering questions along the way. At the end of each demonstration, we eat! On
, create a meal without turning on the oven, and on
a fall harvest menu is on the table. Herbs are the star of the
with Lesley Parness, Superintendent of Horticultural Education. Learn the many different ways to preserve your harvest by making an herbal vinegar, an herb
avored salt and sugar, an infused honey, an extract, and a
compound butter, all of which you take home. Pack a lunch or purchase it from Matilda’s Café, while you take a break to enjoy the fabulous herb garden before resuming the ‘pres-herb-vation’ activities.
For more information or to register, please call 973.326.7603.