A Valentine’s Day Herbal DIY
by Leigh Glenn, special to EdibleDC
Every year around Valentine’s Day, well-known herbalist and food educator, Teresa Boardwine, RH (AHG), dresses her yurt-apothecary near Washington, Va., with red, with feathers, and luscious objects to host a Botanica Erotica Love Feast. Guests must dress for the occasion—in lingerie, smoking jackets, feathers and lace.
“They’re totally in shock sometimes,” says Boardwine, of the couples who’ve taken part. “But once we’ve sat in here and drank cordials and laughed a little, people loosen up.”
A southern Virginia native, Boardwine has offered botanica erotica to both student herbalists and the general public for 20 years. Here, she shares some ideas and recipes so that you can create your own herbal love feast at Valentine’s—or anytime.
Step One: Set the Stage
Boardwine starts with the environmentals. A silky, red tablecloth on the living room floor. Oversized pillows. Red candles. Rose … Read More