Foraging podcast episode! Tina Sams, editor of The Essential Herbal, and I talk about foraging, herbs, her hugely popular magazine and new book. This is an on the road episode recorded at the Kutztown Folk Festival. Listen to this episode on iTunes or listen on your laptop at The People Chronicles. The Essential Herbal links website || facebook || magazine || most recent book
Oh, this episode! Angela’s buns podcast is a special one, with guest Angela Duen and our photo with a fire truck. Angela posts the most flavorful photos of family dishes, inspired by her Chinese heritage. Just check out her photos below. I had to get the scoop! She’s a mom, she’s a working professional, she […]
This month’s episode of Pure Food for Thought was recorded on the road! There is a reason for the folk-style dresses, the Kutztown Folk Festival. Be sure to put that event on your to-do list for July 2016. For Tina Sams, editor of The Essential Herbal magazine, her journey as an entrepreneur has been more than just […]
A delicious salsa is possible only during tomato season. My Blueberry Salsa recipe is an easy, healthy excuse to eat the rainbow and adding seasonal fruit makes it even better! The recipe was one of several berry inspired recipes featured in the July 2015 issue of Susquehanna Style Magazine. In addition to enjoying by the scoopful, […]
Quick 2 step note before you get your weekend started. My Savory Violet Compound Butter was shared for the July 2015 issue of Berks County Living, “How to Host a Farm-to-Table Party.” It’s easily made into a vegan recipe too! Ready? STEP 1: Make this butter. STEP 2: Put this butter on grilled or oven […]
Aside from flip flops, watermelon, mojitos and straw hats nothing makes me happier than baskets full of locally grown berries. Living in a farm rich community makes savoring berry gems all too easy. Berries aren’t just for smoothies! They are an ideal match with salsa, summer picnic salads or shrub. While shrub based cocktails are […]
Follow your berry bliss! I’m so excited for blueberries, raspberries and berries! But also that the July issue of Susquehanna Style has arrived just in time for the 4th of July! Find easy, healthful and flavorful recipes for your weekend celebrations at Susquehanna Style’s page. You’ll find Blueberry Salsa, Herbal Blackberry Shrub, Raspberry Citrus Wild […]
Summer Grilling Podcast Episode Ever heard of a bavette cut of beef? We talk the upside of knowing your butcher to grilling tips with Butcher Bill Cavanaugh of Dundore & Heister – Local, pastured and organic meats. Gas or Charcoal, ribs or aged steaks? Listen in to learn more. (I’m also totally sure you are […]
Lancaster Central Market : The Herb Shop podcast episode My shopping time at Lancaster Central Market, for my Fig Lancaster blog column, isn’t just about sharing seasonal, wholesome recipe inspiration from market finds or visiting the kitchens and gardens of vendors to write their stories. Sometimes I have the chance to chat with the vendors […]
It seems summer-like temps settled in early. With outdoor grilling in mind, I reached out to my favorite local beer connection for a hot day, beer cocktail recipe. Kevin’s Blushing Belgian recipe is perfect for summer sipping. Kevin Bennet is a regular and popular guest on The 2 Weird Hungry Girls podcast and the owner of Local Buzz […]
Summer Tea Podcast Carrie Keplinger, Managing Editor at PlumDeluxe.com and tea column author, talks about brewing tea and tea infusions. This chill episode is perfect for hot summer days! Listen to this episode on iTunes or on The People Chronicles. Find Carrie’s tea articles on Plum Deluxe and the Tea of the Month Club at Plum Deluxe.
I’m certain there must be a recipe, tucked away in your recipe box, which takes you back to a memory in your youth. This Allentown cake is just one of those recipes. I asked friends what recipes brought back sweet memories, baked goods in particular. Baked goods (homemade mac and cheese or grilled cheese and […]
My husband loves a particular tropical strawberry smoothie at a smoothie chain when we are on the road. I wanted to make something similar but with far less sugar; this recipe worked. If you want to skip the limeade concentrate try fresh lime juice, sweetener of your choice and grated lime peel to taste. If […]
It’s a summer beer podcast episode! The ever popular Kevin Bennett, founder of Local Buzz Consulting, is back to talk about summer beer options and keeping it fresher, longer. It’s always a great time when Kevin visits with his top picks! Listen to this episode on iTunes or on The People Chronicles.
Skip the drive-through frozen latte. Start your day off on the right foot by whipping up this easy Mocha Nut Smoothie. I used a bit of coffee, boosting the chocolate flavor, but the maca powder gives a healthy pep to your step. Maca is a South American root vegetable processed into a powder and used […]