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How to Dress A Wild Salad — Taste and Try How Chinese 5 Flavour Theory Can Create Delicious and Complementary Dressings
How to Dress A Wild Salad — Taste and Try How Chinese 5 Flavour Theory Can Create Delicious and Complementary Dressings

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Manitoulin Eco Park and DarkSky

How to Dress A Wild Salad — Taste and Try How Chinese 5 Flavour Theory Can Create Delicious and Complementary Dressings

The five flavours we distinguish are sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and pungent (the Japanese term is umami). Traditional Chinese Medicine suggests that the very tastiest foods are also the most nourishing, and that these are the foods which effectively incorporate and blend all five flavours.

Time & Location

Sep 01, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Manitoulin Eco Park and DarkSky, 18777 ON-6, Tehkummah, ON P0P 2C0, Canada

About the Event

      In North America, we’re used to lots of sweet and salty food, and tiny amounts of sour from things like relishes and pickles.  But bitter and pungent foods can be acquired tastes.  How on earth are we going to acquire them if we don’t get to try them out in safe, playful, and exploratory ways?

Each flavour has different impacts in the body.  

  • Bitter corresponds to the fire element, helping the circulatory, nervous, digestive, and detoxification systems.  These foods usually contain the most medicinal ingredients.  Children’s bodies are much more sensitive to medicines, so their sensitivity to bitterness is protective.
  • Sweet corresponds to the Earth element, involving gently nourishing, toning, and strengthening foods like meats and grains — which can also help with achieving good concentration as well as restful sleep.  Children naturally desire sweet foods that strengthen their digestive systems.
  • Pungent corresponds to the metal element, which moves and disperses fluids through the body, and energizes the lungs.  This flavour can be strong enough to burn or numb, helping to clear the sinuses, breathe out wastes, alleviate discomfort from injuries or stagnation, and prompt better circulation to the brain.
  • Salty corresponds to the water element, which softens nodules or blockages, and energizes the kidneys.  It helps to settle and calm the mind, and support mental health.
  • Sour corresponds to the wood element, which moves things upward and out.  It seals up leaks and energizes the liver, which can get overworked and/ or undernourished.  Supporting the liver nourishes the blood, and softens over-taut tendons and ligaments 

        We'll meet at the picnic shelter at the north end of the pond.  Adult or caregiver of 16+ may be accompanied by three children of 12 or under at no additional charge.  Please be aware that this is a scent-free event, and come prepared:  https://drive.proton.me/urls/MJDRRY8H8R#ScmsMelqFp41.

        This event is a fundraiser to make our public washrooms wheelchair accessible and all-season, and winterize our nature centre.

Tickets

  • Adult

    Adult or caregiver of 16+ may be accompanied by two children of 12 or under at no additional charge.

    $

Total

CA$0.00

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Important    Notes

Orientation to the DarkSky Preserve, Campground & Observation Field

The DarkSky Preserve has a no white light policy after sunset: no campfires; please have red filters for your flashlights, headlamps, and camping lamps; plan to arrive by sunset to drive a car in. The gate will be closed to cars after sunset.

  • The DarkSky Preserve or DSP includes an observation field plus campsites, the Stargazing Cabin, and Milky Way Bunkie for overnight guests. As a courtesy please keep voices low and cell phones on silent after sunset

  • No white light is allowed in the DSP including no campfires, cell phone screens, or vehicle headlights.

  • While we encourage event participants to walk without artificial light as much as possible, as a safety measure please be sure to bring your own flashlights and/or headlamps with AMBER or RED filters sufficient to colour and significantly dim the light shining through (you can attach cloth or cellophane paper with tape).

  • Astronomy guides will be at the front and back of the group with amber or red light sources.

  • On standard settings, cell phones should not be used as flashlights, or for taking pictures due to the white light of their screens and flashes. Alternatively, you can download an AMBER OR RED LIGHT app for your smartphone.

  • No laser pointers of any kind or strength (other than in use by our astronomy staff).

  • The DSP gate is closed to vehicles after sunset.

  • During all astronomy events, for safety all guests should stay with their guide and the group at all times. If you need to leave the event early for any reason, please be sure to notify one of the astronomy guides before you go.


 

CANCELLATIONS/MODIFICATIONS

 

All Event tickets are non-refundable. However, should DarkSky Preserve need to cancel an event, you will receive the option of either an opportunity to come to one of our future events, or a credit voucher in the amount of your purchase to be used at the Park during the same season, both pending availability.

  • All event tickets are non-refundable.

  • Events are held in all sky and weather conditions except those the Eco Park determines to be hazardous (eg. lightning, high winds).

  • Event tickets can be transferred to another date this season (pending availability) only if the Eco Park cancels the event. We will notify you by email in the event of a cancellation in advance.

To request change of date or for cancelations, visit:

https://www.manitoulinecopark.com/changeorder

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