Prickly Pear Cactus Fruit Class August 9 and 17
'Labor Day Monday' September 1 , at 9:30am
The second of our Summertime harvest season prickly pear classes will be Saturday, August 9, starting at 9:30 am and featuring Chef Eric & Terri Naddy of Tall Order Catering -- Arboretum annual members who also volunteer their time offering culinary presentations.
Each August they rise to the challenge of culinary uses for prickly pear cacti pads and fruit - Saturday morning they will demonstrate how to harvest and de-spine, process and prepare dishes that incorporate healthy native cacti. Best part of all? They'll share a few unique dishes at a sampling session when the informal outdoor class ends around 10:30am. Chef Eric says he'll demonstrate how to make "a salsa with grilled watermelon and prickly pear fruit, and also a traditional posole with smoked nopales." There's no additional fee to attend Prickly Pear classes at BTA, and no pre-registration required; and if you can't join us Saturday, please note that the culinary couple return Aug. 17 to offer this same class on a Sunday