Archive for November 2016

Roasted Fennel and Potato Soup

Nov 27th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, soups and salads

Writer, gardener, educator, and cook, Renee Studebaker, learned to love the flavors of all fresh produce thanks to summers she spent on her grandmother’s Arkansas farm — although at first she wasn’t particularly enamored of the work involved in getting that food to the table. That’s changed.



Growing Fennel

Nov 27th, 2016 | By | Category: gardening tips, Grow Something, show tips, winter

Fennel is a gorgeous Mediterranean perennial herb that does well in winter and early spring gardens in moderate climates. Garden and food blogger, Renee Studebaker, is in love with fennel, and her affection for the plant has made her a bit of an expert in growing it in the Central Texas area.



Renee Studebaker

Nov 27th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Renee Studebaker writes about the intersection of gardening, food and life on her blog, Renee’s New Blog. She claims her affection for homegrown vegetables began when she was a kid spending summers at my grandparent’s farm in Arkansas.



The Winter Soup Garden (podcast)

Nov 27th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

There’s always a huge push in spring to get food crops seeded or transplanted into the garden, but the truth is, at least for gardeners living in hot climates, as many of us do, spring season lasts only slightly longer than the time it takes to slap a fire ant off your ankle.



Living Thoughtfully in the Modern World

Nov 20th, 2016 | By | Category: show tips, the show

Kate Payne, author of the blog and book: The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking, lives consciously, thoughtfully, and shares tips to navigate her version of homemaking.



Hip Girl, Kate Payne

Nov 20th, 2016 | By | Category: guest bio, the show

Kate Payne is an author and freelance writer, and a frequent consultant for design, decorating, cooking, and crafting publications and sites.



The Hip Girl’s Guide (podcast)

Nov 20th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

Once considered drudgery, there’s been push-back in recent years, as women and men have started taking back their homes, and learning the art of homemaking.



Recipe: Hip Girl’s Pickled Peppers

Nov 20th, 2016 | By | Category: blog, cook something, vegetables and pasta

If like Peter Piper the peppers you pick are already pickled on the plant, perhaps your picking is preposterously protracted, or your crazy experiment worked—you lucky progeny of unwed parents—and you better find a pucking good patent attorney pronto!



Give Me Some Tea for Texas and Beyond (podcast)

Nov 13th, 2016 | By | Category: Featured Articles, podcast, the show

If you are a tea lover, and ever find yourself in Austin, Texas–on the east side of town–satisfying your craving for something black or green or white or herbal is closer than you think.



The Perfect Cup (of Tea)

Nov 13th, 2016 | By | Category: show tips, the show

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, hot tea meant a tea bag steeped in a cup of boiling water and cold tea meant a teaspoon or two of instant tea granules stirred into a glass of cold water. My family wasn’t alone. That’s how most “mid-century modern” folks enjoyed their tea.

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