Wimberley Senior Fair Update
A big "Thank You" goes to Nanci Almond, Norma Stiegler, Charlene Johnston, Marian Buchanan, and DeAnn Murphy for decorating and hosting a table for HCU at the Wimberley Senior Fair on February 20th. The Fair provided an excellent opportunity to educate people on what our organization does and to invite people to join us for our upcoming program at the library as well as our meetings. We also provided a gift basket door prize won by a very appreciative recipient. Nanci provided fennel cookies which were quite a hit. There were many requests for the recipe and no leftovers!
Next Meeting Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Speaker: Diana Bell
"Luxuriating in Herbs: Fragrant Soaps, Scrubs, Powders and Balms"
Refreshments Provided By:
Nanci Almond, Lindy Hutchison, Maridel Martinez
Please welcome new HCU member
Herb of the Month: Anise
Anise or aniseed is related to dill, cumin, caraway, and fennel. The Egyptians were the first to cultivate anise for use as a spice and the Romans used anise to aid digestion eating anise seed cakes after festivals. The anise fruit, commonly known as seeds, provides a spicy, sweet licorice flavor to breads, cakes, beverages, soups, and meats. Both leaves and seeds have the anise flavor. You'll find tips and recipes for using anise on the HSA website at http://www.herbsociety.org.
Dates To Remember
March 12 — HSA Webinar "Everything you want to know about Chia", http://www.herbsociety.org
March 21—Herbal Forum @ Round Top, www.festivalhill.org
March 25—Library Program entitled “Herbal Hit Parade” 6:30-8:30
April 4—Deadline to vote for Sara for district delegate!
April 9—HSA Webinar "Women in Horticulture", http://www.herbsociety.org
April 15—Field Trip to Wildflower Center
May 6-10 —HSA 2015 Educational Conference and Annual Meeting of Members in Colonial Williamsburg