LivingHomegrown is all about Living Farm Fresh Without the Farm™. Through canning and preserving, artisan food crafting and small-space food growing, you can enjoy the flavors of the season and live a more sustainable lifestyle no matter how small of a space you call home. Hosted by TV canning expert and national PBS TV producer, Theresa Loe, this weekly podcast alternates between solo episodes and interviews with the rock stars of the DIY food movement and each episode helps you live closer to your food.
LH 172: Catching You Up On All Things Living Homegrown
You are probably wondering what happened to the podcast. Right at the end of December, host Theresa Loe came out with episode 171 and then the show went radio silent for 2 months.
Theresa never meant to be away this long! She recorded this special episode to explain why she was taking break, what's going on behind-the-scenes in her business and filling you in on all the good th...
LH 171: How to Add Vintage Blooms to a Modern Garden
It's a wonderful thing to add flowers to our vegetable gardens to attract pollinators. But it's also REALLY important to feed our souls as well as the pollinators when we're gardening.
Growing heirloom flowers is a way to do just that.
What is an “heirloom” flower and why are they so special?
That’s what host Theresa Loe sets out to answer on today’s podcast episode. She explores...
LH 170: How To Create A Sacred Space To Unwind From The Busy World
Life is busy.
Life can be stressful.
It’s often too easy to get caught up in the noise of the world…which can lead to MORE stress.
As gardeners, we usually have a sense that reconnecting with nature is important, but what if you made that connection part of your regular routine?
What if you intentionally created a space that was just for you so that you could reconn...
LH 169: Easy Ideas for All-Natural Gifts From Your Garden
There’s something special about a homemade gift. But it becomes even more special when it includes a little piece of your garden as well.
It can be as simple as a dried flower or an herbal sprig. But that added touch means that you are sharing something that you nurtured with your own hands. And THAT can't be found in a store.
LH 168: How To Make Simple Infusions for Medicine and Skin Care
In this episode, we explore extracting the best healing properties from some of the common plants and culinary herbs we are likely growing in our own backyards using infusion.
Don't fret that this is some complicated process, or you don't have time for it.
Herbal infusions are incredibly easy to make – all you do is infuse fresh or dried herbs in a liquid to draw out t...
LH 167: Tips for saving your backyard food garden seeds
Preserving the flavors of the season doesn't have to stop when that last canning jar lid has "popped."
If you know how to save seed from your own food garden, you are truly self-sufficient and can save your favorite plants to grow, harvest, and repeat again year after year without ever opening a seed catalog.
Saving seed is also a great way to share your garden with others. B...
On today's episode, we're going to be talking about chicken keeping hacks. A "hack" is a handy hint, or something that will help you do things faster or better. It usually involves reusing or re-purposing something that you already have on hand.
Sounds fun, right?
Host Theresa Loe brought on Lisa Steele from the popular blog Fresh Eggs Daily to share so...
LH 165: Helping Your Pet Live Closer to Their Food
An all NEW episode on a topic we've never covered before!
We talk a lot on the podcast about living closer to our food and making sure we know what’s IN the food we eat and serve our families. Well on today’s episode, host Theresa Loe has a discussion with Lynn Felici-Gallant of Paul's Custom Pet Food about doing the same thing for our pets...even if it means sharing produce from ...
LH 164: How To Make Delicious Fresh Cheese in Under an Hour
Note: Host Theresa Loe has a special free workshop this month. See the end of this post for more info!
There’s something warm and inviting about homemade cheese.
Perhaps it's the ancient connection to tradition with each batch we make. Or maybe it's the mysterious way it transforms ordinary milk (as if by magic) into something so delicious.
Homemade cheese tastes amazing...
LH 163: Use the KonMari Method to Organize Your Homestead
Today's episode is an ENCORE episode.
What is that you ask?
An encore episode is an episode that has been previously published, but it was SO long ago, you may have missed it. This episode is packed with info you will LOVE.
This episode is all about using the KonMari Method for organizing your home or homestead.
It is an encore episode from a few years ago, but as you'll hea...
LH 162: How to Grow More Food In the Space You Have
Today's episode is an ENCORE episode.
What is that you ask?
An encore episode is an episode that has been previously published, but it was SO long ago, you may have missed it. This particular episode is packed with useful information that you'll love.
Do you ever wish you had more garden space in which to grow food?
If you're like most gardeners, you'll find yourself thumbing thro...
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....
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.
Karen is the author of "Cured Meat, Smoked Fish and Pickled Eggs" and she shares the secrets to success with each of these techniques and how you can enhance the fla...
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.
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 a...
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.
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.
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...
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 wo...
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 Home...
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