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Alicia Funk- Cooking and Healing with Native Plants of California.

Hey everyone,

Alicia Funk will be presenting a slide show and giving a talk on wild edibles that will be really informative If you would like to come out and join us at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site (1970 Johnson Ranch Drive, Roseville) 7pm – here are the details- Always Eddie

Hope to see you this weekend!


A Spring Feast—Tasting the Local Landscape

Join author Alicia Funk on a seasonal discovery of the uses of plants native to our region--as seen through photographs and tasted through a sampling of wild spring treats. Learn how to prepare fresh and locally available native, wild plants for food and health in this interactive program that includes highlights from her newly released 2nd edition of Living Wild--Gardening, Cooking and Healing with Native Plants of California.

Wild Spring Treat Menu:

Beverage: Doug-fir & Wild Lilac Iced Tea

Appetizer: Miner's Lettuce & Yarrow Spring Green Salad topped with Manzanita Blossoms topped with Manzanita Vinaigrette with Redbud Cornbread

Dessert: Douglas-Fir Sorbet

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  • -AERO-

    At the Folsom nature hike the guy said what I thought
    To be miners lettuce was not. He gave it another name.
    Tonight at the slideshow it was called miners lettuce.
    Can anyone help me out with this ?
    Had a great time, thanks

    1 · March 16, 2013

    • Edward R.

      Hey, not sure exactly where the miss hap happened without looking at the actual plant that was said not to be miner’s lettuce. Sometimes it goes by indian lettuce but that shouldn’t have caused the confusion. I’ll be happy to point some miner’s lettuce out next time we are in field! Glad you had a nice time!

      March 17, 2013

  • Edward R.

    Had a great time at Alicia’s presentation! Talked about some wild edibles that are available throughout different seasons and how to prepare them into different foods. Learned yarrow is good to stop bleeding and that manzinita berries make a yummy sugar/flour. Got to try many wild prepared foods including a douglas fur tea. Great time with lots of info, always fun to see Alicia and hear her insight!

    March 17, 2013

  • Patricia A

    Great information and an enthusiastic presenter. The book is a key to the treasure trove surrounding us.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Robin

    What a great presentation and Alicia is such an informative woman. I got her book and plan to make a few dishes.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Robin

    I might of missed it. But does it cost anything?

    March 16, 2013

  • Deborah M.

    I'm so happy you all are coming to the Museum again!

    1 · March 14, 2013

  • Patricia A

    Sounds strange but delicious!

    March 14, 2013

  • Dolly C.

    i'm going to buy her book, finally....

    1 · March 14, 2013

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