Have smile, will travel. If you’d like an exciting speaker for your business, event, or organization then you need Ann McCormick, the Herb ‘n Cowgirl. An enthusiastic speaker, Ann is known for her well-researched talks presented in a humorous and entertaining manner. Here are just a few of her speaking topics.
Homegrown Herb Garden – Based on her recent book of the same name, this talk covers growing, harvesting, and cooking with fifteen herbs anyone can grow – parsley, basil, sweet marjoram, lemongrass, and more. Talk will include recipes from the book that you can make at home.
Creating Culinary Containers – Fresh herbs can be yours no matter how little space you have. In this hands-on workshop, participants will discover just how easy this is as you create your own herb container garden. During the workshop Ann will reveal the basic rules for growing herbs and demonstrate how to plant and care for them.
10 Must-Have Herbs for Cooks – There’s nothing like the flavor of fresh herbs in foods you’ve made for those you love. In this presentation the Herb ‘n Cowgirl reveals the ten herbs every cook should have and how to grow them, no matter where you live.
Harvesting Herbs: Tips, Techniques, and True Stories – Gathering fresh basil, thyme, and other herbs is the big payoff for growing and caring for these delicious plants. The Herb ‘n Cowgirl outlines the simple steps to harvesting and enjoying herbs grown in your home garden.
Seasoning the Melting Pot – The foods we eat today are a product of our colorful past. In this talk Ann provides a colorful survey of how we have seasoned meals in the United States from the early settlers, through the waves of immigrants from across the globe, to today’s foodies.
The Well-Seasoned Garden – You do not need a dedicated garden plot to grow herbs. Rosemary, sage, and many other herbs will blend nicely with marigolds, petunias, and other ornamental flowers and shrubs. In this presentation, the Herb ‘n Cowgirl will provide guidelines for growing herbs and show how this can be done in today’s eco-friendly landscape.
“Why Is My Cilantro Dead?” and Other Commonly Asked Herb Questions – Over the years that Ann has written and talked about herbs she has fielded a wide range of questions about growing herbs. Her answers will surprise and entertain both the novice the experienced herb gardener.
Herbs of Our Foremothers – When those first ships came from Europe with Pilgrim settlers, they carried everything necessary for survival. In this talk you’ll learn what herbs those early American pioneers brought with them and what herbs they discovered in the New World.