Archive for January 2016

Growing Independence

Jan 31st, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

I met Mark Knox, gardening instructor, and Jan Meeks, art instructor, at Marbridge earlier this year. Although both are technically employees at Marbridge, it was clear to me that each has great compassion for the residents.



Garden Tips from Marbridge Gardeners

Jan 31st, 2016 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Growing some of your own food and cooking from the garden can be an empowering experience. It sure is for some of the residents of Marbridge Farm & Ranch. Residents who wish to learn, and are able, spend time raising and tending food gardens.



Marbridge Farmers (podcast)

Jan 31st, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Marbridge, better known to longtime Central Texans as Marbridge Farm or Marbridge Ranch, is only 12 miles south of downtown Austin in Manchaca. Marbridge serves as a residential educational and training facility for adults with cognitive challenges.



How to Make Sauerkraut

Jan 27th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, vegetables and pasta

Being a home gardener and cook and someone who’s always game to learn a new-to-me food preservation method, I jumped at the chance to take my new 1.3 gallon fermentation crock for a test drive.



Getting Started Growing a Food Garden

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: show tips, the show

If you eat you owe it to yourself to cultivate horticultural skills to enhance your culinary explorations, and to save vegetables and fruits from jet-lag, or worse yet– road rage!



Growing Home with Judy Barrett

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

I’ve known of Judy Barrett for years, but had not met her until our interview for our show about removing the intimidation of growing a food garden. I found Judy to be gracious, funny, charming and generous. Exactly how you’d imagine someone who loves to garden and cook.



Homegrown Goodness (podcast)

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Cultivating a home vegetable garden isn’t exactly a new idea. Back when most people grew some of their own food, they did so not because it was trendy, but because it was necessary for survival. Well, everything old is new again.



Judy Barrett’s Lemon Sesame Cookies

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: baking and desserts, blog, cook something

When I visited author, gardener and cook, Judy Barrett, at her home in Taylor, Texas, she had just made a batch of Lemon sesame Cookies. She used lemons she’d harvested from her lemon tree the day before.



Cultivating New Frontiers for Peace…

Jan 8th, 2016 | By | Category: show tips

This world could do with more pie and more peace; Luanne Stovall, founder of Peace Through Pie, thinks we can have both. She promotes using pies to help start Courageous Conversations that will ultimately lead us to a new way of engaging one another and living peacefully in this world together.



The Life of Pie: Luanne Stovall

Jan 8th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Luanne Stovall, Founder of Peace through Pie, is a painter and designer. She promotes art as a practice that inspires critical thinking, inflames the imagination, and stimulates new forms of creativity.

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