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LATEST CLASSES 2017

PRIVATE CLASSES

if you'd like to organize a private class for your group of organization, send me a note here or via my Contact page.

 

We work with schools, universities, corporate retreats, clubs, and individual groups. We can choose a location together or on your property.  Weekends and weekdays are possible.

 

See below for a list of scheduled classes and see you soon!

 

 

June 2017

Ugly Little Greens Workshop
Elderberries
JUNE 17TH, 2017 1PM-4PM
LOCATION: Cottonwood Urban Farm

8380 Ventura Canyon Ave

Panorama City, CA 91402

MAP: http://bit.ly/CottonwoodUrbanFarm

Limit 16 students.

$50 per student

 

Join us for one of the last  culinary workshops of the summer. We'll take advantage of the first of the ripening elderberries, as well as dried elderberries and explore cooking preparations for both. In addition, we'll explore some medicinal benefits, too. This is  a hands on culinary workshop where we'll cook together from scratch. Some of the techniques we'll explore are sauces and braising with elderberries. We'll make some elderberry  ketchup and a tincture among other things.

 

 

 

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April & May 2017

Ugly Little Greens Workshop Black Mustard
APRIL 30TH, 2017 1PM-3PM
LOCATION: Parking Lot Hansen

Dam Recreation Park

11127 Orcas Avenue,

Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342
MAP:
http://bit.ly/HansenDam

10am - 1pm

Limit 16 students.

$40 per student

 

We're going on a leisurely plant ID stroll and find black mustard as well as other edible plants and then we will prepare a recipe featuring mustard from my book, Ugly Little Greens from scratch together. We'll sample some of my summer staples, as well. This is a hands on workshop where we'll prep and cook together and then, of course, sample our project!

 

 

 

Elderflower Workshop
Part One
May 7TH, 2017 1PM-3PM
LOCATION: Cottonwood Urban Farm,

8380 Ventura Canyon Ave

Panorama City, CA 91402

MAP: http://bit.ly/CottonwoodUrbanFarm

Limit 16 students.

$50 per student


We're going to meet at this wonderful urban farm  to craft some drinks and dishes made with elderflowers. This is a hands on cooking class where we'll prepare everything from scratch including a cordial and some sweet and savory dishes. We'll talk about medicinal as well as practical applications with elderflowers, too. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cottonwood Urban Farm so that they can continue their work.

 

Note: If you would like to take a nature walk/plant ID where you will find elderflowers, Pascal from UrbanOutdoorSkills.com is offering a Forest Exploration class on May 6th See here for details or to sign up for that class.

 

FEBRUARY 2017

SOUP & STROLL SERIES  
PLANT ID WALK FOCUSING ON

WHAT'S SPROUTING "THIS WEEK"

What is it?

We'll focus on one or two plants in detail (while identifying other plants in general) and drill down into the taxonomy so that we can be confident in positively identifying the plants (and their look-alikes). We'll also take a fun, conversational stroll and gather some plants and wild herbs to enjoy with our hearty Soup du Jour (soup of the day). Some of what we find may end up in our soup!

 

This is a casual, weekly class (Saturdays) where we'll get in a little exercise, learn to properly ID plants and have a wonderful, communal, little meal together with some surprise snacks. The class is usually 2 hours and the locations will vary. $30 per student
LOCATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER

 

SOUP & STROLL SERIES: #1
Chickweed
FEBRUARY 4TH, 2017 10AM-12PM
LOCATION: Lower Arroyo Seco Recreation Area,  Casting Ponds, Pasadena, CA

415 S Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105

MAP: http://bit.ly/2CastingPond


We'll focus on chickweed and find out how delicious it can be in several preparations.

 

SOUP & STROLL SERIES: #2
Nettles
FEBRUARY 11TH, 2017 10AM-12PM
LOCATION: Hahamonga Watershed Park

La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

MAP: http://bit.ly/HahamongaMap


We'll focus on nettles and finding out how delicious they can be in several preparations.

 

SOUP & STROLL SERIES: #3
Bur-Chervil
CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN, BUT WILL RESCHEDULE
FEBRUARY 18TH, 2017 10AM-12PM
LOCATION: Crescenta Valley Park
3901 Dunsmore Avenue,

La Crescenta-Montrose, CA

MAP: http://bit.ly/2CrescentaValley


We'll focus on bur-chervil and finding out how delicious it can be in several preparations.

 

JANUARY 2017

CAMPFIRE COMFORT CLASSICS
PLANT ID WALK & HANDS-ON COOKING & TASTING
(limit 16 students)

 

WHEN & WHERE
Saturday
January 14th, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Pasadena at Hahamonga Watershed Park. Enter through the East Entrance indicated on the map and make your way to the baseball diamond parking where we'll meet. See map:

bit.ly/HahamongaMap

$45.00 per student

If you need to pay via another option besides Paypal, send me a message from my Contact Page.

 

WHAT & HOW
Let's take advantage of the cold crisp winter air and tiny winter greens popping up. We'll take a leisurely plant ID walk and see what's sprouting in nature and then we'll come back to "camp" and rustle up some campfire favorites to warm us up like:

 

-black sage cocoa
-bannock on a stick with wild currant preserves
-we'll see what spring wild greens are available to make a French-style warm, braised salad

-together we'll make some vintage campfire "puddings" that early settlers might have made , savory and sweet

-we'll sample some oyster mushroom ketchup and pickled wild seed condiments and talk about how to make them

 

This class is ideal for adventurous foodies and the curious alike.

 

Feel free to reach out on my Contact Page should you have any questions. Merci and see you soon!

-Mia

 

 

 

 

 

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