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Just a quick update for those in the Pittsburgh area:

My dear friend Melissa has planned some fun raw food gatherings that you may be interested in checking out. The first is a raw food dinner and demo, the second is a wild herb walk.

Raw Foods Demo and Dinner?

Join Melissa Sokulski as she prepares a delicious raw food meal, using seasonal produce. We'll be enjoying:

  • Green Smoothie
  • Butternut Squash Soup
  • Corn Salad
  • Raw Burrito and Taco Salad with spiced nutmeat, salsa and guacamole
  • Nutmilk Chai
  • Dessert of Chocolate Sauce over fresh fruit

Learn how to quickly and easily prepare healthy foods; and enjoy meeting others interested in healthy living! Seating is limited, so please give us a call to reserve your space with a credit card today: (412) 381-0116.

Where & When

Wednesday, September 24

6 pm - 8 pm

The Birch Center for Health, 1931 East Carson Street, 2nd Floor


For more information, visit our website.

Wild Edibles Walk

Learn about wild delicacies growing in your own backyard!

There is so much great food growing right under our feet! Join Melissa and David Sokulski of the Birch Center for Health as they walk along the south side river trail and show you which plants are edible and how to use them. We'll find burdock root, known in Japan as Gobo and sold mainly in specialty shops - and you're likely to find this weed growing in or near your own yard, even in the middle of the city. We'll also spot greens like clover, plantain, lambs quarters and dandelion; nutritional powerhouses which can be added to salads or smoothies. Wild plants often have many times the nutritional value of even organically grown produce.

You'll sample sumac lemonade (and learn how to identify sumac and how to make the drink), and leave with handouts and recipe sheets so that you can go home and practice what you learn. Call to sign up: (412) 381-0116, or just meet us on the south side riverfront trail: follow 18th street toward the river, park under the Birmingham Bridge and you'll find us meeting at the start of the upper trail, by the yellow gate. The walk starts at 10 am, please bring $10 cash or check.

Where & When

Saturday September 27

10 am - 11:30 am

South Side Riverfront Trail


For more information, visit our website.

Pittsburgh Raw Food Meetup

Also, there is a Raw Food Meetup scheduled for October 5th @ 1:00. Be sure to check it out if you'll be around that day!

Original Comments

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On September 23, 2008, violet wrote:

i wish i was a shorter drive than 9 hours away. i reallly want to be a part of that fun weekend! i'm sure it will be a fantastic time!

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