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with Tamara Wilder

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Nutty About Bay Nuts

  • Sonoma Horticultural Nursery 3970 Azalea Lane Sebastopol, CA, 95472 United States (map)

at the Sonoma Horticultural Nurseryin Sebastopol, CA
$120 - $150 sliding scale

The nuts of the California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica) can be roasted into a delicious treat that is much like an espresso bean in its flavor and stimulating qualities. 

These delicious nuggets can be carried around as is and used as a stimulating snack or they can be ground up to form a melted "truffle" which resembles fine chocolate, which can be enhanced with other delicious flavors such as salt, maple sugar, honey, etc... which make most people say
"I can't believe it's not chocolate!"

As a group we will crack, sort & prepare these nuts into whatever confections we desire using additional flavorings such as madrone berries, manzanita berries, etc.....

To Register, please pay $60 deposit to hold your space.
Balance due at the workshop.
Please bring a lunch to enjoy at the picnic table by the lake in the beautiful gardens.

Drop-In Registrations are welcome.
The class will be held in the house adjoining the Nursery at 3970 Azalea Lane in Sebastopol.
Please park in Nursery Parking lot and follow path uphill from the Gazebo to the house.
Azalea Lane is off Mcfarlane Rd, off Hessel, off Hwy 116 between Sebastopol & Cotati.

Earlier Event: January 12
"Using the Whole Animal"
Later Event: January 27
Dogbane Preserve Stewardship Day