Wild Black Sage + Turkey Tail Mushroom Tonic

One of my favorite pairings of local wild flavors is the complex minty aroma of black sage (Salvia mellifera) with the rich heaviness of cacao. Its been a crowd-pleaser in my black sage truffles from last year, but I wasn't in the mood for a heavy chocolate dessert. Instead, I opted to infuse some freshly … Continue reading Wild Black Sage + Turkey Tail Mushroom Tonic

Exploring the wildflowers along the Mishe Mowka trail

I was planning to hike to the top of Sandstone Peak this weekend as part of my five day stint of time alone. It has been on my to-hike list for a few years now but it wasn't always convenient to get over to that area of the Santa Monica Mountains. I decided today was … Continue reading Exploring the wildflowers along the Mishe Mowka trail