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Chris H. Olsen is a nationally known home and garden guru, designer, author, TV personality and public speaker. In his book, Chris shares his landscape and gardening knowledge along with his unique flair for home decor and design. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.
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March 2018 - Check out this awesome ten page article on the resurrection of the Edgemont House! Link to Article

January 2018 - Chris talks about things that are Winter Hardy.

 

September 2017 - Chris H. Olsen's Little Rock store Botanica Gardens has released its Fall Newsletter! You can read it here.

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MEAL OF THE MONTH!

Tortellini in Brodo

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 leeks (white and light green parts only), halved lengthwise, thinly sliced and rinsed
2 carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
2 small celery stalks, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic, smashed
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 small piece parmesan rind
2 wide strips lemon zest (removed with a vegetable peeler)
1 12-ounce bone-in smoked pork chop, diced (bone reserved)
1 9-ounce package refrigerated cheese or meat tortellini
1 small head escarole, chopped
Freshly ground pepper

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the leeks, carrots, celery and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the leeks wilt, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cups water, the chicken broth, parmesan rind, lemon zest and pork bone. Bring to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are almost tender, about 15 minutes.

Remove the parmesan rind, lemon zest and pork bone from the pot with a slotted spoon. Bring the broth to a boil over medium heat. Add the tortellini, escarole and diced pork; season with pepper. Cook until the tortellini and escarole are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.


Appetizer of the Month

Romesco Dip: Pulse 1 cup roasted red peppers, 1 garlic clove, a pinch of red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar and 1/3 cup each toasted almonds and olive oil in a food processor until finely chopped. Serve with breadsticks or crackers.

Craft of the Month

You too can have Pathways to Beauty!

 

Drink of the Month

Mother’s Day—Gin Fizz

2 oz. Citadelle gin
½ oz. St. Germaine
4 oz. La Gioiosa Prosecco
Add gin and elderflower liqueur to a shaker with ice.
Shake and strain into a stemless wine glass and top with Prosecco.
Garnish with mint leaves and/or cucumber slices.


 

Clark

LINK TO TASTING BAR

Why not more than just ONE receipe this month? Here are THREE! LINK

 

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Plant of the Month

May 2018 - Kangaroo Paw

 

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