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Boondocker’s Farm Tour – July 12th

Ducklings and Chicks! Puppies! Heritage Pigs! Heirloom Vegetables and More!

Members and guests of the Portland Culinary Alliance are invited to Boondocker’s Farm for a private farm tour. Experience a working farm in Beavercreek, less than 35 minutes from Portland, where PCA members Evan Gregoire and his partner, Rachel Kornstein, are dedicated to the preservation of heritage breeds, antique fruit and open-pollinated vegetables and seeds.

Boondockers Farm

You can leave your gloves and trowel at home, but wear your favorite farm boots, as we tour this integrated working farm with heritage Gloucester Old Spot pigs, Ancona ducks, and Delaware Broiler chickens. Evan and Rachel’s passion for preservation extends to seeds as well. Learn about their seed collecting experiences in Italy and learn about their practices for growing heirloom vegetables.

evan-and-rach

Photo credit: NW Edible

We’ll sample seasonal produce and taste wines from neighboring winemakers. In addition, they will have a farmer’s market set up with their heritage meats, seasonal produce, and preserves for your buying pleasure.

Cost/Tickets: includes tour, plus wine and produce tastings

Member Price: $8.00

Non-Member Price: $15.00

Bring the kids—they are free!!!

Boondockers

Photo credit: NW Edible

Address: 25720 S. Beavercreek Road, Beavercreek, OR 97004

Inquire with info@pdxca.org if you need a ride or want to carpool.

Sherry: The most misunderstood wine & why you should drink it – June 16th

What is sherry? How do I drink it? How do I pair it with food?

Spend an evening at Cyril’s with the PCA and Seana Yee of Sherry Sips to eat, drink and learn about this fascinating Spanish wine that Forbes magazine named the drink to try in 2015.

Photo Credit: Sherry Sips

Photo Credit: Sherry Sips

Come hear Seana Yee share her passion and knowledge of sherry. Recently back from southern Spain, Seana can’t wait to share her sherry grape-to-glass adventures! She will teach you the basics of sherry tasting and provide food-pairing guidance with the help from Chef Sasha Davies of Cyril’s. You’ll come away with a better understanding, a take home packet of Sherry FAQs, and a desire to add some bottles to your wine collection.

Date: Tuesday June 16th 6:30pm

Where: Cyril’s at Clay Pigeon Winery815 SE Oak St, Portland

Tickets: Includes all sherry tastings and food pairings

Member Price: $35.00

Non-Member Price: $50.00

 

ABOUT SEANA:

A native Oregonian, Seana has a BA in Spanish and has spent most of her adult life traveling and living in Spanish speaking countries. Her love for Spain started as a second grader in an after-school Spanish program and continues today as an amateur flamenco dancer with Portland Flamenco Events. In 2013, while studying flamenco in Jerez, Seana fell in love with sherry. She has been obsessed ever since.

When she’s not traveling or dancing, Seana can be found helping with production at Enso Winery, exploring new restaurants with her husband, and volunteering as a committee member with Partners of the Americas: Oregon/Costa Rica Student Exchange.

Simply Ancient Grains, an evening with author Maria Speck: May 7th

With a focus on delicious, quick, family-friendly recipes (most of which just happen to be healthy and gluten free), Maria Speck not only promotes an understanding of and appreciation for ancient grains, but she crafts recipes that everyone will love.

simply ancient grains

In this exclusive, intimate event, Maria will talk about cooking with these grains, purchasing them, storing them, and her approach to transforming them into breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

From black rice to red quinoa to golden Kamut berries, ancient grains are showing up on restaurant menus and store shelves in abundance. Yet in home kitchens, many fear that whole grains are too difficult and time-consuming to prepare. In Simply Ancient Grains, Maria makes cooking with these fascinating and nourishing staples easy and accessible with sumptuous recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Maria’s tips and simplified approach take whole grain cooking to the next level by amplifying the flavor and enduring beauty of these nutritious grains.

The price of this event includes a detailed talk and Q&A session on all aspects of cooking with ancient grains, a tasting of several of the recipes from Maria’s book, a copy of Simply Ancient Grains that Maria will sign at the end of the evening, and beer or wine.

Date: Thursday, May 7th 7-9pm

Cost: $30 members; $45 non-members
Limited to 35 people, so sign up now!

Location: Old Salt Marketplace, 5027 NE 42nd Ave, Portland, OR 97218

Tickets:

Member Price: $30.00, includes copy of the book ($20.00 value)

 

Non-Member Price: $45.00

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