11 Essential Herbs for Your Edible Garden

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We are into planting season for much of the country that means spring is here. However for some of us it will be a little while longer before we are sure we have seen the last frost. Don’t let that stop you from beginning your herb garden. It can start in pots indoors and be transplanted outside when the weather is right.

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Spring Kids Craft, Edible Birds Nests

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Denver Botanic Gardens.

Edible Birds Nests.

When I taught After School Enrichment classes for grades 3-5, one of the projects we made was Edible Birds Nests. I didn’t take good pictures–think sticky-from-marshmallows-hands–so credit must be given to D Magazine’s Jessica Jones for these project photos.

Edible Birds Nests are easy, fun and perfect for celebrating Spring. Need an Easter activity for a party? This one is egg-cellent!

Gather ingredients.

Mold chow mein/melted marshmallow mixture into a cupcake tin.

Once Birds Nests have hardened in the fridge, pop them out of cupcake tin and fill with jellybean eggs.

One teeny-tiny cupcake with one egg. Jessica Jones’ suggestion: Use as cupcake toppers!

EDIBLE NESTS RECIPE (yields about 12 cupcake-sized nests)

Ingredients:

•1/4 cup butter

•3 cups marshmallows

•5 cups chow mein noodles

•Cooking spray

•Candy to fill nests

Directions:

1. Melt butter and marshmallows together over medium-low heat. Remove from heat.

2.

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