Fungus Foray: Fires can be devastating in many ways, but not when it comes to creating great conditions for fungi. It’s expected to be a banner year for mushroom collectors and if you’re a novice, there’s a great event happening this weekend to bring you up to speed. The Yuba Watershed Institute’s 16th annual Fungus Foray will be held in Nevada County Dec. 21 and Dec. 22. Daniel Nicholson talks about collecting and identifying wild mushrooms.
Toyon Cider– Cover dried berries with water.– Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 to 30 min. while crushing berries.– Strain and sweeten as desired.
Manzanita Muffins– 1 1/2 cups flour (wheat, Oak nut, or other gluten-free substitute)– 1 cup Manzanita sugar– 2 tsp baking powder– 1/2tsp salt– 1 cup mashed ripe bananas– 1 cup soy, rice, oat, dairy or other milk– 1 egg– 2 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil– 2 tsp lemon juice– 1 1/2 cups wild or local seasonal fruits, fresh or frozen (3/4 cup dried)
It's a Wonderful Life: The stage adaptation of the classic Christmas film “It’s a Wonderful Life” may just earn Sacramento Theatre Company its wings this Christmas. Critics have been giving great reviews to the production, which features the highly esteemed Jerry Lee as lead George Bailey. Actress Jackie Vanderbeck joins Lee as wife Mary and Gary S. Martinez takes the role of Mr. Potter. STC’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” runs through Dec. 22.