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‘Cooking with Summer Herbs’ course to be presented June 17

RELEASE DATE: June 6, 2014

TAVARES – The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County is hosting the “Cooking with Summer Herbs” course from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17 at the Lake County Agricultural Center, 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

“Whether you cook from scratch or want to enhance the flavor of prepared foods, fresh herbs brighten up the flavor and add nutrition to your meals,” said Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent with UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County, who will be presenting the course. “Increasing the use of herbs in cooking is a great way to season foods instead of using salt.”

The hands-on food preparation class provides information on handling and use of warm season herbs. Participants will also prepare and sample a variety of dishes using herbs such as basil, rosemary, chives and oregano. 

The course costs $15. Register online by Saturday, June 14 at http://summerherbs.eventbrite.com or by contacting England at 352-343-4101 ext. 2719 or 2721, or by emailing julieeng@ufl.edu.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.
 

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More Information:
Julie England
352-343-4101 ext. 2719 or 2721
julieeng@ufl.edu
http://summerherbs.eventbrite.com

Lake County media contact:
Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851
epappacoda@lakecountyfl.gov

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