November 11: Cordials & Chocolate!

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Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Time: 10:00am-12:30pm

Tickets: $50 for Canterbury Shaker Village Members; $60 for Non-members. Price of ticket includes all materials and supplies. Please purchase tickets here.


This class combines our popular herb and fruit cordial class with new material on making chocolate treats including truffles! Festive cordials featuring seasonal produce like apples, pears, and cranberries are a delicious way to celebrate the holidays, both to serve at gatherings and give as gifts. Fruit and herbs combine beautifully in simple, delicious recipes with limitless possibilities – sweet anise cordial, lemongrass fusion, Cape Codder cranberry, and spiced maple pear cordial, to name a few. Chocolate also provides the perfect backdrop for decadent sweets perfect for special occasions and gift giving. Maria will demonstrate the basics of cordial-making and infusing herbs in chocolate, including both simple and more complicated recipes. We’ll make a batch of herb-infused truffles together for you to taste and bring home, and you’ll also have the opportunity to craft your very own 4-ounce cordial. Whether you give these goodies as gifts or enjoy them for yourself is up to you!

All ingredients and materials will be included for your take-home truffles and cordial except the alcohol (due to liquor regulations), which you can easily add at home. 

Instructor: Maria Noel Groves, RH (AHG) is clinical herbalist who runs Wintergreen Botanicals in Allenstown, NH. She’s a nationally recognized practitioner, registered as a professional herbalist with the American Herbalists Guild, and certified by the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine. Maria believes that good heath grows in nature and focuses on education and empowerment via teaching classes, seeing clients, and writing about herbs. She has more than two decades of experience with plant medicine. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Body into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self Care, adjunct faculty at the Herbal Academy, and she writes for various national publications about herbal medicine. Learn more about Maria and herbs at