March 23 - Plants Identification Walk - Making Flavored Salt and Sugar Workshop
Making salt from sea water - how to infuse wild flavors into salt (chili salt, CA bay salt, etc...) and making pine sugar.
This is a fun workshop where you'll learn to create unique and wild condiments which can be used in the kitchen to create fascinating flavors.
First we'll go on a plant identification walk for an hour or so and learn about seasonal plants. We should have quite a few with the recent rain. After the walk, we'll drive to another location, sit down and learn how to make sea salt from actual sea water (and tips where to forage it to avoid pollution). I'll also explain and demonstrate techniques to infuse wild flavors into salt such as California Bay or Sweet Clover salt. We'll do some salt tasting as well. After all that I'll explain how to make a delicious pine sugar as well.
We'll also taste some wild sodas that I've made using ingredients that we'll see during the walk.
Bring water as usual.
Time: From 10 A.M. to around 2:00 P.M.
Meeting Location: 10266 Foothill Boulevard , Sylmar, CA, 91342, us
We meet in the parking lot of the small mall there. Look for a red jeep wrangler or Nissan XTerra (gray)