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Wild recipes

Time to turn up the heat! Why not in August?

 

I think it's time we start cooking and enjoying some of these wonderful plants we have made friends with. We will start this event with a brief walk and plant ID. When we return to Irvine Nature Center's kitchen, Jamie Kemp will teach us some "how to's" on the cookery of some foraged foods. We will start with some fried up Queen Ann's Lace and Milkweed flower heads. If you have any requests please post them in the comments for consideration. Feel free to bring something to experiment with.

 

Participants will make and eat several courses, including desert and will take with them a packet of original recipes assembled by Jamie.


Menu:
Knotweed chutney
Queen Anne's Lace pakora
Milkweed samosas
Garlic Mustard pesto
Sassafras ice cream

*menu subject to change due to availability of forage.

 

If you can not attend please do not hold a spot. Because of space this group is capped at 22.

 

I am asking for a $20 donation for this class to cover the time of collecting and preparing all the material and to rent the space.

 

Thanks!

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  • Jamie k.

    Hi All,
    Thank you so much for participating in my first cooking class. It was truly my pleasure to meet each of you and to share my passion for cooking & wild foods.

    A special shout out to Steve & Deb who stayed til the end, wizing through the clean up with us. You guys are great! Also, my apologese for those who had to leave before the course was over - we definitely underestimated the amount of time that was needed.

    As the seasons progress, keep an eye out for future recipe & tasting events. Acorns, anyone?

    Cheers!
    Jamie

    August 27, 2013

  • Sharon B.

    I learned a lot and had a good time.thank you, Jamie.

    1 · August 26, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Wild Recipes was great .. I am glad this happened and I got to be a part of it .. the two part program was perfect, something we needed, to experience both the find, identify and harvest the plants, and to learn how to prepare, cook and enjoy the foods and drink .. Jamie and Eric are great .. their knowledge, interest, passion and care in teaching made this a wonderful afternoon .. they were patient, interactive and helpful .. the property and facility were ideal for the event .. wonderful, simply wonderful .. thank you.

    2 · August 25, 2013

  • Steve H.

    Wild Recipes was great .. I am glad this happened and I got to be a part of it .. the two part program was perfect, something we needed, to experience both the find, identify and harvest the plants, and to learn how to prepare, cook and enjoy the foods and drink .. Jamie and Eric are great .. their knowledge, interest, passion and care in teaching made this a wonderful afternoon .. they were patient, interactive and helpful .. the property and facility were ideal for the event .. wonderful, simply wonderful .. thank you.

    1 · August 25, 2013

  • Susan

    Not able to go. My father-in - law just moved in & is not yet comfortable being left alone. How do I cancel my RSVP?

    August 25, 2013

  • Gail

    Hi, I've just joined the group. If there is a cancellation, I'd be interested in participating in this event.

    August 17, 2013

    • Mangy White B.

      There is no one on the wait list and we usually have a few no shows, so join us if you would like.

      August 19, 2013

    • Gail

      Thanks! A spot just freed up so I just RSVP'd

      August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be out of state.

    August 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    There's a forager Yahoo group: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/forageahead/. "Wildman" Steve Brill is a member. Pretty cool. (My daughter just hooked me up.)

    July 23, 2013

    • Susan

      Cool! I just purchased Steven Brill's book. It's wonderful!

      July 29, 2013

  • Rachel Z.

    I've read some places that milkweed is poisonous. Any thoughts?

    July 29, 2013

    • Mangy White B.

      Almost all field guides say it needs several boilings to be eatable. Samual says differently and it's been tested in this house for sure. As always, exercise caution with any new food.

      July 29, 2013

    • Susan

      I understand that for "common milkweed" you can apply the milky substand in the stems to.warts, moles & ringworm. I have not tried it myself - but have a yard full of milkweed. I may give it a go!

      1 · July 29, 2013

  • Jamie k.

    Hi All, I'm getting excited for this event! Please let me know of any dietary considerations.

    July 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My daughter, who's been studying plants and poison plants for almost 20 years, i.e. since she was 9 years old, when I told her we were going to be cooking Queen Anne's Lace, freaked out a little and sent me this: http://www.mittineague.com/wild/focus.php?wf=vs
    http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/3785/
    http://livingafield.com/Plants_Daucus_carota.htm

    And more poisonous plants in the family:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_dropwort

    Possibility of it hybridizing with Angelica?:
    http://www.henriettesherbal.com/archives/best/1996/angelica-toxicity.html

    July 21, 2013

    • Susan

      Queen Anne's lace has a distinctive purple flower in the center. The roots also smell like carrots. I wpuld also print 3 or 4 pictures of Queen Anne's lace & 3 or 4 hemlock pictures from from the internet. Then read 3 or 4....or 10 different articles about how tp distinguish the difference. Maybe take your findings and snap pictures. Ask Eric, send pictures to a herablist,to college, get phone app for weed l/

      July 22, 2013

    • Susan

      Once you know what you are looking for it will be the difference between heavy cream and skim milk. Just know - before you eat. Right?

      1 · July 22, 2013

  • Susan

    Yeah, yeah, hemlock versus queen Ann's lace. You gotta smell it! It must smell like a carrot. No smelly...no eaty. :-).

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Regina M.

    Would love to come, esp. with eating what we find!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to do something to improve my cooking, so...

    July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need to do something to improve my cooking, so...

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • Steve H.

    This will be Great!

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Susan

    I will bring 1 guest with me. I am also looking forward to Friday evening & our picnic. I better get baking!

    1 · July 18, 2013

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