Saturday, 18 April 2015

More on walked-for food

This is today's lunch table after the foraging walk and before we all hoed in. 

Come join Artist as Family for Saturday lunch (by donation) or both the foraging workshop and lunch ($45 pp). Can you guess the mystery dish? Free lunch for the first person to correctly guess two of the ingredients in this spread.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Workshops in walked-for food

Patrick is taking small groups out every Saturday morning in Daylesford to teach the art of finding free food.

Between 20 and 30 species is typically what's found. These will revolutionise your kitchen and add richly to your preventative medicine cabinet. Patrick teaches you how, what and where to forage.

After a two-hour walk join Artist as Family for a light locavore lunch including a foraged salad from the walk, Meg's ferments and pickles, Patrick's slow-fermented spelt sourdough, produce from our garden, bush tucker, teas, weed juices and more. 

This is the table after our 9 delightful guests left today.

Today's lunch—with everything made at home—included slow-juiced apples, spelt sourdough, a raw milk fresh cheese, a pesto of kale, almond and oregano, pickled butter beans, pickled beetroot, fermented sprouts, olives, sauerkraut, carrot pulp, rosemary and flaxseed crackers, semi-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, dried nashi pears, and a salad of dandelion, mallow, wild fennel, sheep's sorrel, wild mustard, sow thistle, vetch, calendula and borage flowers.

Meg will be taking fermenting workshops shortly, so stay tuned for these forthcoming bubbling sessions.