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 WORKSHOPS - CLASSES - WILD FOOD GASTRONOMY

If you're interested in a class/workshop, take a look at the price, use the Paypal button (accept regular credit/debit cards) and send me an email (pascal@urbanoutdoorskills.com) to let me know which class you paid for.

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PRIVATE CLASSES and GIFTS CARDS Available

I offer private classes on foraging, fermentation, canning, making wild beers and sodas, hot sauces, making vinegar,

seasonal non-alcoholic beverages (infusions, shrubs, etc...), wild spice blends, pickling and more...

Private group discounts available.

Check the PRIVATE CLASSES page for pricing and contact me if you're interested.

 

August 2016

 

 

Saturday August 13

Plants identification (Edible, medicinal, poisonous)

 

Join me for a plant identification walk We’ll take a leisury walk and look at various plants and discuss their various uses (medicinal, culinary and others). It’s a very slow walk with a lot of stops.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice cold drinks. I'll do a demonstration on how to create delicious spice blends and condiments using local plants and local mustard seeds.

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. Sometimes we have poison oak.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

We will drive from the meeting place.

 

Meeting place: Sunland Shopping Center

 

8349 Foothill Blvd, Sunland, CA

 

GPS: 34°15'36.2"N  118°18'53.8"W

 

Look for a sushi restaurant and a subway

 

Time: From 10 AM to around 1:00 PM

 

Donation: $20.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

 

Saturday August 20

Forest - Plants identification (Edible, medicinal, poisonous)

 

Gentle and slow walk in the forest, we'll talk about the plants we'll encounter during the walk. We'll stay in the shade most of the time. I expect to see some interesting aromatic plants.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice cold drinks. I'll do a demonstration on how to create delicious spice blends and condiments using local plants and local mustard seeds.

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. Sometimes we have poison oak.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

We will drive from the meeting place.

 

Meeting place: Crescenta Valley Park

 

3901 Dunsmore Avenue, La Crescenta-Montrose, CA

 

GPS:  34.225107, -118.257471

 

Time: From 10 AM to around 1:00 PM

 

Donation: $20.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

 

Sunday August 21

Wild Cheeses Workshop

 

Learn how to make simple gourmet cheese using wild plants for flavors. During the first part of the workshop we'll go on a plant identification walk and talk about some of the plants we may use to make cheese. We'll also collect some fig sap.

 

After the walk, our goal is to make some cheese using simple curdling agents such as vinegar or lemon juice BUT...we'll also use an interesting technique on using fig sap to make goat cheese. I'll show you my technique on how to infuse wild flavors into the cheeses (based on my book) and of course we'll have some cheese tasting with some wild drinks as well.


It's really a fun workshop and you'll learn how to make some interesting super tasty wild snacks/cheese at home, guaranteed to impress your friends!

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. Sometimes we have poison oak.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

Hansen Dam Equestrian Center

 

11127 Orcas Avenue, Lake View Terrace, CA, 91342, us

 

We meet at the South end of the park, pass the children's playground.

 

34°16'10.4"N  118°22'00.0"W

 

Time: From 10AM to 1PM

Donation: $30.00 (Pay on top of the page)

 

 

Saturday August 27

Chaparral Walk - Plants Identification (Culinary/Medicinal/Poisonous)

 

Let's explore the local chaparral and learn about edible, medicinal and poisonous plants. Maybe we'll see some wild cherries. I expect to see a lot of sages too, black mustard seeds and tons of other interesting wild edibles.

 

After the walk, we’ll enjoy some nice wild cold drinks. I'll do a demonstration on how to create delicious spice blends and condiments using local plants and local mustard seeds.

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. Sometimes we have poison oak.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

 

We meet in a parking lot on wheatland (There is a liqueur store).

10264 Foothill Boulevard

Lake View Terrace, CA 91342, CA

 

GPS: 34.272970, -118.353207

 

Time: 10AM to 1PM

Donation: $20.00 (Pay on top)

 

 

 

 

Sunday  August 28

Wild Food Tasting and Small Plant Walk

 

Meet some super friendly animals too!

 

That day, we'll explore the local forest on a private property and identify local edible and aromatic plants. It's so plentiful, we don't have to walk much. We'll probably spend an hour doing so.

 

It's going to be super fun as the property as giant tortoises, a camel, goats, zebra and much, much more...

 

The fun part is what comes next. We'll get busy and make some food, start cooking some wild greens to make delicious dishes, create some spice blends. I'll introduce you to the concept of cooking with forest floor and we'll get some sampling as well.

 

Long pants and hiking shoes are preferred. Sometimes we have poison oak.  Make sure to bring some water and sun protection too.

 

So be ready for fun and delicious times. Tons of interesting food and drinks.

 

 

We'll drive to the location from our initial meeting place (10 minutes drive).

 

We meet in front of the local 711 at the following address:

11348 Sunburst St, Sylmar, CA, US

34°16'39.9"N 118°22'42.1"W

Time: From 10AM to around 1:00 PM

 

Donation: $40 (pay on top)

$10 (out of the $40) will be donated to the animal facility.