Archive for February 2016

The Liberated Canner

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Preserving food via home canning is an art form that began to lose favor in the late 1960s and 70s with the nascent Women’s Liberation Movement. That was a time when domesticity was considered on a par with water boarding: cruel and unusual punishment that kept women prisoners in their homes.

Recipe: Fig Jam

Feb 26th, 2016 | By | Category: baking and desserts, blog, cook something

Before too long, figs will be plentiful. Be ready for them with this recipe from Stephanie McClenny, which can be found in Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding, written by Marilyn McCray and published by Octane Press.

Monument Cafe Tomato Pie

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, vegetables and pasta

Now that you have those gorgeous tomatoes, what are you going to do with them? What’s say we make the Monument Cafe’s delectable Tomato Mozzarella Pie?

Spring Food Garden Success

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Grow Something, show tips, spring, the show

Growing your own takes patience and knowledge. You’re on your own for the patience, but we can help you with a few tips to supplement your knowledge base.

The Spring Food Garden (podcast)

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

In Central Texas, fall and winter are better times to grow food crops because of better weather and lower incidence of pests. However, spring is when gardeners feel the most intense excitement and anticipation.

Meet Cathy Slaughter

Feb 12th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Cathy Slaughter always had a love of plants, going back to her childhood days of helping her parents with gardening and other relatives with farming duties. And now she does it full-time and loves it. In fact, if you live in Central Texas, and you use organic herb and vegetable transplants from retail nurseries in your food garden, Cathy probably grew them.

Shop | Cook | Eat | Local | Organic

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: show tips, the show

I have just one tip for shopping/cooking/eating local organic: use the grocery store to buy your toothpaste and sundries and do your food shopping at the Farmers’ Markets.

Called to Farming (podcast)

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Some people are born into farming, but for others it’s a kind of spiritual calling. Dorsey Barger, head farmer at Hausbar Farm and Guest Haus in East Austin, heard the first faint whisper of what her future might hold upon her first visit to the Downtown Farmers Market in Austin, Texas more than 12 years ago.

Hausbar Beef Caldo

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, meat and poultry, soups and salads

Dorsey Barger, of HausBar Farms, looks at what crops are ready for harvest at the farm or what’s available at the Farmers’ Market, and then lets inspiration rule in the kitchen. Such is her recipe for Beef Caldo.

Dorsey Barger: Urban Farmer

Feb 5th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Dorsey Barger is a farmer. It’s not what she expected to be when she “grew up,” but that’s what she was called to do, and do it she does: with passion, flair and generosity of spirit.

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