Recipes

Spring Wild Plants & Fungi Walk & Tasting

Join local herbalist, forager and chef Jess Starwood on a walk through the wild to explore, identify and taste the local abundance of spring in Southern California. In this class, we will explore what edible and medicinal herbs, flowers, fruits, and mushrooms are found in the wild this time of year and what you can … Continue reading Spring Wild Plants & Fungi Walk & Tasting

Tom Kha soup with Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

One of my most favorite soups but with chicken mushrooms in place of real chicken. 1 Tbsp. coconut oil1/2 onion sliced2 garlic cloves choppeda few Thai chiles, halved3 quarter-inch slices slices galangal or ginger1 lemongrass stalk pounded with the side of a knife and cut into 2-inch long pieces 2 teaspoons red Thai curry paste … Continue reading Tom Kha soup with Chicken of the Woods Mushroom

Cooking & Preserving Wild Mushrooms Workshop

Take advantage of an incredible harvest! Learn how to process, cook and preserve wild mushrooms. Participants get to take home their own jar of pickled wild mushrooms and enjoy a demonstration and tasting of other wild mushroom dishes. (All recipes, demos are dairy, egg, gluten-free) January 12th1-4pmThousand Oaks, CA$75, limited to 10 participants Exact address … Continue reading Cooking & Preserving Wild Mushrooms Workshop

Healing with Medicinal Plants Workshop & Wild Food Lunch

In this full day workshop, Dr. Jim Adams will teach about native medicinal plants on a local trail in the morning, followed by a workshop in the afternoon to learn how to make medicine from these important plants. Jess Starwood will offer a gourmet tasting of local wild foods and beverages. Jim Adams has a … Continue reading Healing with Medicinal Plants Workshop & Wild Food Lunch

It’s not me, it’s you: It’s time we see real people.

The journey towards authentic connection I was awoken by my daughter in the middle of the night to let me know she had been ill. I comforted her and went back to bed but could not sleep. My head was suddenly full of chatter and cluttered to-do lists. Habitually, I grabbed my phone “only to … Continue reading It’s not me, it’s you: It’s time we see real people.

Fungi of the Forest: Mushroom Walk & Tasting

Join herbalist, forager and chef Jess Starwood on a walk through the winter forest in search of edible and medicinal mushrooms. We will discuss fungi identification, hunting tips and tricks, and other winter finds in Southern California. Afterwards, enjoy gourmet wild inspired food and drink featuring the flavors of the season. $65/includes both walk and … Continue reading Fungi of the Forest: Mushroom Walk & Tasting