Fri, 21 September 2018
LH 161: Grow Landscape Plants that are Beautiful AND Delicious
As gardeners we grow tons of veggies and fruit, but there are many other landscape plants that are delicious as well as ornamental.
So let's think outside the box of planting our gardens in rows. In this episode, host Theresa Loe brings on author Mike Lascelle to discuss a unique mix of perennial plants that can beautify our gardens and fill our plates at the same time.
You CAN have your yard and eat it too.
You will learn:
As always, you can get a full transcript of the show at www.LivingHomegrown.com/161 as well as links to related information.
This episode was brought to you by Theresa's Living Homegrown Institute which is her membership site. You can go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/courses for more information.
Fri, 7 September 2018
LH 160: How to preserve protein-packed foods with gourmet flavors
In this episode, host Theresa Loe talks with author Karen Solomon about turning your kitchen counter into a deli counter by preserving your own meat with dry curing, brine curing, smoking, and drying.
For the printable recipe Karen shares on the show, go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/160 and you can also get links to everything mentioned. There are also more episodes in the show notes related to curing and smoking.
Fri, 31 August 2018
LH 159: Using Science to Improve Flavor & Food Production
In this episode, host Theresa Loe brought back author Dr. Lee Reich to make us a better gardener…using science!
When we fully understand the reasons behind the gardening techniques, we are better equipped to handle any problems that come along. And in this discussion, you'll learn the real reasons behind why we need to do what we do.
You will learn:
As always, you can get all the links mentioned at www.LivingHomegrown.com/159 as well as a full transcript of the episode.
This podcast episode was brought to you by the Living Homegrown Institute - which is Theresa's membership site. Here you have access to an entire library of classes on everything from growing heirloom tomatoes, straw bale gardening and raising chickens to fermenting food, beverages, making yogurt and more. To learn more about all of Theresa's classes and membership, go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/courses to join the waitlist.
Fri, 24 August 2018
LH 158: Eating Local and Getting to Know Your Local Farmer
This week’s episode is about discovering INCREDIBLE flavors...locally.
Host Theresa Loe brought back organic, foodie-farmer Andrea Bemis of Tumbleweed Farm to discuss a national project she's spearheading that's all about exploring what it really means to eat local.
The premise is simple...
We may already be eating some locally-sourced fruits and veggies. But when we look at ALL the ingredients used to create our meals, there are probably many items we know nothing about.
Even Andrea (who is an organic farmer), didn't know the source of every ingredient in her pantry. So she decided to use herself and her farm team in an experiment. And it's opening up a whole new world for her.
And Andrea would love for all of us to join in this exploration of local flavor as well.
But don't worry...
This is not about being perfect or even feeling guilty about buying things from far away. The idea here is is be more AWARE of what we're putting on our table...even if it's only for a few weeks.
And by being more aware, we can be more intensional with our food choices going forward.
Andrea tells us about how her own surprising reality check when it came to food choices and how she is now discovering more amazing flavors right in her own area.
And you'll learn about the impact your own food choices has on the environment and food production going forward.
You will learn:
As always, you can get links to more information in the show notes at www.LivingHomegrown.com/158 as well as a full transcript of the show.
This episode was brought to you by Theresa's membership site: The Living Homegrown Institute where you get access to an entire library of masterclass on everything from growing organic food to making your own cheese, yogurt and fermented vegetables. Go to www.Livinghomegrown.com/PATH to learn more.
Fri, 17 August 2018
LH 157: The Magic Of Vintage Books
Host Theresa Loe has been collecting vintage books since she was a kid. And on today's episode, she wants to share her tips and tricks for getting the best value from vintage garden books, cookbooks and even old canning books.
Vintage books are real treasures. And they're a great source of inspiration and ideas that you just can't find anywhere else.
On today's episode, you'll learn:
As always, you get a full listing of notes and resources at www.LivingHomegrown.com as well as a full transcript of the episode.
This episode was brought to you by Theresa's Living Homegrown Institute which is a membership site to help you live farm fresh without the farm. Inside the Institute, you have access to an entire library of masterclasses for everything from organic gardening and raising chickens to fermenting food and making cheese and yogurt at home. Go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/PATH for more information
Sun, 12 August 2018
156: Farm-Fresh Living Made Easier
Do you know how you feel when you get a new garden, or kitchen tool, and you love it so much you just have to tell everybody? That's what today's episode is ALL about!
I'm sharing my favorite things that make farm-fresh living easier.
This isn't one of those sponsored episodes where all the products I talk about were sent to me for free in exchange for an endorsement.
I would never do that.
Everything I'm sharing with you today was paid for with my own money, and I've used them for years. I just want to share them because some of these things you may not have heard of yet. And I really enjoy using them around my garden, in my kitchen, and at my farmstead.
I would love to hear about some of your favorite farm-fresh things. After you listen, tell me about them below in the comments, or over on my new Instagram account that's just for @LivingHomegrown.
You will learn:
As always, you can get more information including a free PDF with ALL the links to the resources mentioned at: www.LivingHomegrown.com/156 as well as a full transcript of the episode.
This episode was brought to you by Theresa's membership site: The Living Homegrown Institute where you get access to an entire library of classes taught by experts in organic gardening, fermentation and farm-fresh living. Go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/courses for more info
Sat, 4 August 2018
Throwing A Party With Real Food
It's summertime and delicious flavor is EVERYWHERE right now.
There's yummy seasonal flavor at the farmer's market and it may even be in our own backyards (if we grow our own food).
What better way to enjoy that incredible flavor of in-season produce than by throwing a party with friends and family??
On today’s episode, host Theresa Loe brought back Ashley English to chat about simple seasonal eating - especially when we're throwing a party!
They chat about some fun and new ways to make throwing a party with organic food EASY and FUN.
This is NOT about you doing all the work and feeling overwhelmed. It’s about enjoying the people you invite over while you all enjoy the food.
Oh! And Ashley shares a recipe for making homemade plum liqueur.
Let's drink to that!
You will learn:
As always, you can get all the links mentioned and the free PDF printout of the Plum Liqueur recipe and the full transcript over at: www.LivingHomegrown.com/155
This episode was brought to you by Theresa's Living Homegrown Institute where you have access to a whole library of classes to live a farm fresh lifestyle. You can learn more about the institute and all of Theresa's other classes over at: www.LivingHomegrown.com/courses
Sat, 28 July 2018
LH 154: Big flavor in a waste free kitchen
You asked for it, so host Theresa Loe brought back author Alana Chernila for another episode!
This time, they chat about getting the very best flavors from our produce and how to use left over scraps so that nothing from our garden goes to waste!
They also talk about caring for our wooden kitchen tools and Alana shares a recipe for making a special cream (wood butter) that will help our wooden spoons last for a lifetime.
You will learn:
As always, you can learn more, get ALL the links mentioned, and download a print out of the Wood Butter recipe at: www.LivingHomegrown.com and also get a full transcript of the episode.
This episode was brought to you by Theresa's membership: The Living Homegrown Institute where you get access to a whole library of classes that help you live farm fresh without the farm. To learn more go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/PATH
Fri, 20 July 2018
LH 153: How to make real, old-fashioned pickles
Summer is here and homegrown cucumbers are ripening on the vine. Let’s make REAL pickles - The old fashioned kind!
What's a “real” pickle?
It’s where you use natural fermentation (and NO vinegar) to change a cucumber into a crisp, sour treat. They are delicious and nutritious!
Host Theresa Loe interviews Karen Diggs who is Theresa's chief fermentation instructor inside her Living Homegrown Institute
You will learn:
As always, you can get a printable version of the recipe, special links for more fermentation information and a full transcript of the episode at: www.LivingHomegrown.com/153
This episode was brought to you by Theresa's monthly membership: The Living Homegrown Institute where you have access to a whole library of masterclasses teaching you how to live farm fresh without the farm. Go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/PATH for more information.
Fri, 13 July 2018
152: Why Backyard Chickens Make Great Pets
Host Theresa Loe has been keeping chickens in her small Los Angeles backyard for about 10-11 years. Her family loves having chickens and her friends and neighbors enjoy the eggs.
Many people don't know just how easy it is to care for chickens!
In today's episode, Theresa chats with author Melissa Caughey about all the considerations of starting your own flock, what you need for babies and adult chickens AND how it can be such a fun experience for children.
You will learn:
As always, you can get all the links mentioned at www.LivingHomegrown.com/152 as well as a full transcript of the episode.
This episode was brought to you by Theresa's Living Homegrown Institute which is her monthly membership site that gives you access to a whole library of masterclasses from food growing to cheese making. To learn more, go to www.LivingHomegrown.com/PATH to download her Farm Fresh Success Path PDF.