We had an awesome time working with Drew Kozub, remote host of Breakfast Television and I have to give a huge shout out to Pay Chen who helped hook this up.
Although at home viewers only saw four, two-minute segments and a couple of teasers, we spent from 5:30 am (ouch) to just gone 8:00 doing a live broadcast from the beautiful Assiniboine Forest.
Drew couldn’t believe the edible bounty that’s available right out our own back door and we made several scrumptious scrounged snacks.
We started out with a mixed greens salad dressed with an apple cider, wild hazelnut and cattail vinaigrette. Although its late in the season, we also found a few wild rose petals to dress it up and provide some colour and contrast.
I think my favourite find though was the sweet yet tart cloud berries. A pleasant mix of strawberry and raspberry with hint of something tart and tropical, we used them to create a crepe which we dressed with whipped cream and ribbons of wild mint.
For dessert (as if breakfast needs a dessert), we made a simple wild-mint butter cream icing for some barbeque baked chocolate cupcakes. The cloud berries and sprig of wild mint came into play again as a garnish. Beautiful and delicious, I’m still eating them for breakfast.
As we led Drew through the basics, Barret and I were surprised at how much had changed since we first foraged just a few weeks ago. But that’s the beauty of foraging. Every day, every week there’s something new to discover, and every experience is unique and yours to savour!
While this may not be the launch of our television careers, we were encouraged by the coverage, and rave reviews from the first foragers who joined us at the end of June. As such, we’re offering a few more forays into the forest.
The Monday, July 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 session is just in time for you to impress family and friends with your new found foraging skills when you venture into the woods for the August long weekend.
Never fear if you can’t make the Monday session. We’re also running one on Sunday, August 7 from 1:00 to 3:00, and again on Tuesday, August 9 from 6:30 to 8:30. Depending on demand, we’ll also offer up Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30 to 8:30. You’ll find all the details and registration steps on the Savour Winnipeg Experiences page, but don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you have any questions.
Hope you can make it out, but if you can’t, we’ll be highlighting a wild find right here on the blog so you can follow along.