We will take a short trail walk around the park, visiting the field, stream and forest. When we return to the parking lot we will taste some wild root soup. Some ingredients I hope to be able to have in the soup are sunchoke, day lily, queen anns lace, solomans seal, evening primrose, spice bush berries, wild rice, ground cherries in mushroom broth. As with our Wild Recipes at Irvine we have our resident chef Jamie Kemp to thank for the soup. If I get real crazy I might harvest some cattail root and see if I can't squeeze in some bread to go with it, might end up being chestnut flour bread. Is anyone interested in getting soaked and filthy and harvesting some cattail root? Bring your own bowl and spoon.
Please do not hold a reservation if you are not able to attend. There will be food prepared and I would prefer to have an accurate head count before we meet.