Living Homegrown Podcast with Theresa Loe (general)

Learn how easy it is to start a culinary herb garden and how to preserve those herbs once you grow them.

Learn:

The key growing elements you need for success,

Which herb changes flavor based on temperature,

How to get lemon flavor without lemon bitterness,

Which herbs are worthless when dried,

Theresa's four go-to freezing methods for herbs (including herb concentrate). 

For the full transcript and show notes with links, go to LivingHomegrown.com/09

Direct download: 09_LivingHomegrow_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am PST

This episode is all about how to keep backyard chickens in the city.

It covers: The top things to consider BEFORE getting chickens, How to check your city ordinances, Having a "rooster plan", Keeping the neighbors happy, How egg production works, The minimum number of chickens you should keep and MORE.

For full show notes and transcript, visit LivingHomegrown.com/08

Direct download: 08_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
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Learn about the different types of pickles you can make and the pros and cons of each. Delicious sample recipes of each type of pickle are in the show notes for this episode. Just go to: www.LivingHomgrown.com/07 for recipes and links to more information on pickles.

Direct download: 07_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
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Learn the basics of fermenting food and how to get started.

In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews Karen Diggs - the founder of Kraut Source. She shares how to ferment in small batches using an ordinary mason jar.

You learn how lacto-fermentation works, the health benefits, which salts to use and the steps to a simple beginner recipe.

Direct download: 06_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
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In this Q & A episode, Theresa Loe answers a listener question on pickling salt. Learn what it is, how to use it, if you can make substitutions in pickling recipes and where to buy it.

Direct download: 05_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
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Host Theresa Loe interviews author Andrea Bellamy (Small Space Vegetable Gardens) as they talk about everything from the secrets of beet greens, carrot tops and radish pods to legal and illegal places to grow food. Then Andrea tells the story of her wheat growing project from seed to flour to homemade pizza.

More info on how to do it yourself is on the website: www.LivingHomegrown.com/04

Lots of tips on food growing included - plus a Giveaway of the book!

This episode is all about growing food when you have little to no garden space and thinking outside the garden plot. But the tips and ideas here will inspire anyone (no matter where you grow) to take food growing to the next level. 

Direct download: 04_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
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In this episode, two listeners get their jam questions answered. 

Theresa shares info on:

  • How to use frozen fruit in jam making
  • Tips for freezing fruit in canning jars (BPA Free)
  • Tricks for using up leftover jam
  • Jam Salad Dressing (ea. jam makes it unique)
  • Jam Spritzers
  • And more...
Direct download: 03_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
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Learn all about making yogurt at home, how to get different flavors and textures and how to make it without any special equipment.

Direct download: 02_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
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Learn why should we consider canning and DIY food crafting, how we are tied to the story of our food and what we can do to bump up flavor.

Direct download: 01_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
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Get the whole scoop on what this podcast series is about. In this episode you will learn: how you can live farm fresh without the farm, why grocery stores limit your flavorful food choices and what you can do about it, what topics and experts will be featured in this series, how you can get your canning and small-space homesteading questions answered and the background and training of host Theresa Loe.

Direct download: 00_LivingHomegrown_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm PST