Herbs can add so much to the dishes we prepare– if you know how to use herbs well.
Chef Andrew Marino of the Irishman Pub and Eatery in Williamsville will present a free demonstration and tasting called “Cooking With Herbs” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Mischler’s Florist and Greenhouses, 118 South Forest Rd., Williamsville.
Using plants available at Mischler’s, Marino will teach you how to make and plate special herb-inspired dishes.
You can buy the plants and take them home– It’s not too late to plant herbs in your garden.
If you’re not sure what to do with the plants, stay for the 3:30 p.m. session on “Tips on Planting Your Herb Garden” taught by staff at Mischler’s. This session is also free.
Seating is limited, so please make reservations at 632-1290.
Bonus tip: Mischler’s is running specials on its Perennial of the Week. The perennial of the week is on sale for $7.99.
Currently, the perennial of the week is an ornamental plant called Russian sage. It’s aromatic with purple-blue flowers. Russian sage attracts hummingbirds and butterflies but is deer resistant.
Starting Thursday, the perennial of the week will be ‘Goldsturm’ black-eyed Susan, a type of rudbeckia. It grows in handsome bushes. The yellow daisylike flowers have dark centers and are excellent for cutting, background, borders and bedding. It will naturally reseed itself each year.