The 2 Weird Hungry Girls™ are unapologetically, cheeky chicks laughing and eating our way through life. Sure there was Laverne & Shirley, gin & tonic, salt & caramel but now … there is Phoebe & Tracy!
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2.21.19 Kimberton Whole Foods
We had a lovely chat with Patricia Brett, co-founder and co-owner of Kimberton Whole Foods, and local food writer Courtney Diener-Stokes about the passion for food and community they shared in the new Kimberton Whole Foods Cookbook.
11.22.18 Baking Fails
Do your cakes fall flat? Cinnamon rolls not rising? Is your pie crust less than perfect? Pastry Chef Diana Penn joins us again to tackle some common baking fails.
8.31.18 Love = Food Safety
Got something weird thawing in your sink? Who you gonna call? Andy! Or just listen in to this food safety episode to learn some simple tips to keep your loved ones well-fed and healthy.
6.22.18 My Cat Has Gone to the Dogs
Does your cat act out? We get it and that’s why we invited Angie Shultz back to the show. As owner of Angie’s Pet Sitting Service and former vet tech she knows a few tricks to train your fur pal.
6.7.18 Workout Snack Tips
Yes, workouts + snacks. Katie Kozloff, founder of Katie K. Active, joins us again to share tips on what to eat before and after your work out. You are moving more often, right? Find a bit of wellness inspiration in this episode.
5.24.18 A Youthful Glow
On the hunt for secrets to the finest skin care, herbalist and founder of Honeybee Gardens, Melissa Buckley visits to share attainable wellness tips for a youthful glow.
4.18.18 Bean to Bar Chocolate
A chocolate maker versus a chocolatier. Do you know the difference? Megan Giller, author of Bean to Bar Chocolate, wants you to eat more chocolate but more importantly to appreciate the new bean-to-bar craft revolution.
12.18.17 Drinking Kvass
Let’s talk about fermenting! Annemarie Cantrell of Cucina Verde visits to talk about the ease of fermenting vegetables. Her mission is to feed your body and soul and fermented foods are a healthy start.
11.10.17 A Little Sage and Cookies
Swapping a processed food and meat heavy diet for a healthy one can be challenging. Special guests Susan Edelman, vegan blogger at alittlesage.com, Kim, new to vegetarian eating, and guest co-host Nan of chubby Pickle Farms, visit to talk about getting over the hurdles of eating well.
10.3.17 Thrive Massage
How is it that massage therapists can quiet the two of us down so easily? Eve Miller, owner of Thrive Therapeutic Massage, stops by and lulls with her soothing words. We also learned about a new massage therapy for trauma clients.
9.25.17 Pet Sitter Secrets
The cat is out of the bag in this episode. Angie Shultz, owner of Angie’s Animal & Pet Sitting Service, visits to shares some pet sitter secrets.
9.12.17 Pinching Pierogies
Let’s talk cookies, pierogies, dancing and the Ukrainian Festival! We’re getting hungry just talking about it.
7.28.17 Thanks for the Negroni
Berks County native, Chris Flowers, returns from his cross-country adventures to create quite a stir (or shake) in the heart of Reading.
7.14.17 Friendly Bacteria, Happy Bread
We are bringing in the expert for a sourdough discussion. Pastry Chef Diana Penn keeps it simple for our sourdough lesson.
6.22.17 Folk Festival Fun
The Kutztown Folk Festival is still running strong, at 68 years, and always has new things to discover, in addition to great eats! Steve Sharadin, Director, joins us to reminisce and share a 2017 to-do and eat list!
5.23.17 Healthy Summer Skin
We have healthy summer skin tips to keep your glow on! Patricia Solis, Licensed Esthetician, stops by to share SPF and summer skin guidance.
5.10.17 Feel Good Eating
Do you glean your veggies? Britany LaManna, owner of Relish and chutney maker, introduces us to this practice and shares some inspiring eats on her menu!
4.24.17 Kitty & Puppy Breath
Dr. John O’Neill loves to smile, which makes sense. Dr. John, a Veterinary Dentist at Adamstown Veterinary Hospital, visits to talk about your pet’s dirty mouth or clean mouth, if you’ve already learned preventative wellness!
4.10.17 Self-Defense and Empowerment
How do you carry your purse? We talk women’s self-defense, renamed empowerment, with Lauren Minnich, Owner-Chief Instructor Wyomissing ATA Martial Arts.
3.24.17 Greek Sweets
Ladies from the Women’s Philoptochos Committee at St. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church share pastries and stories about their upcoming Annual Easter Bake Sale.
3.1.17 Irish Porter Cake
Mary Ellen Mahan has shared several Irish family recipes but it’s Irish Porter cake and memories of her grandmother we savor in this episode. Nan Reinert guest co-hosts.
2.8.17 Getting the Juice
We talk about the inspiration behind Lancaster’s successful Ríjuice business that’s busy building relationships and wellness one organic, pressed juice sip at a time.
1.27.17 Comfort Food and Beer
Kevin Bennett, Local Buzz Consulting, shares three regional brews and comfort foods to pair with each for chilly winter nights.
Elderberries aren’t a bizarre food fad, you just need a warm introduction because they are here to stay. Roger Lenhardt, of Norm’s Farm, talks about elderberries grown on his North Carolina family farm.
1.5.17 Healthy Winter Skin
Does your skin need winter glow instead of winter itch? Patricia Solis, Licensed Esthetician, stops by to share simple winter skin care tips.
12.9.16 Dog Gifts
Has a thoughtful holiday gift for furry friends got you stumped? We’ve got you covered with local expert, Barb Emmett of Godfrey’s.
11.30.16 Ox Tongue Cookies
Sugar and spice and a bit of PA Dutch. Terry Berger, passionate about feeding souls and smiles, visits again for this holiday episode. The password is “ox tongue cookies.”
11.18.16 Thirty Bites
Ever given much thought to this moment? We talk mindfulness with instructor Craig Shollenberger.
11.9.16 Holiday Dog Treats
How do you show gratitude to someone who loves you unconditionally. With food! Specifically dog food. Local expert, Barb Emmett of Godfrey’s, shares recipe tips for our furry friends this holiday season.
10.31.16 Distilling with History
I’m expanding your to-do, eat and visit list. Trust me on this. Let me introduce Yianni Barakos of the Mason Dixon Distillery. Visit Gettysburg and be sure you make this an eating and drinking destination. You’re welcome.
10.21.16 Bubble and Sparkle
Sparkling cocktails and stink bugs. It’s a fall cleaning episode with Nan of Chubby Pickle Farms.
10.14.16 Spoonfuls of Germany
Cookbook author and blogger of cultural German cuisine, Nadia Hassani chats about heritage recipes not included in most Oktoberfest events.
9.30.16 Soul Food
Chick chat with Sister Lisa. Encouraging young women to become daring and to do great things.
9.19.16 Happy Cows
Four questions you should be asking about your dairy products, with John Arndt of Oasis at Bird-in-Hand. A Lancaster Central Market episode.
9.12.16 Getting Fresh at Market
We are getting fresh with Wolf, Highmark Farm Stand, at a visit to the Easton Public Market.
9.1.16 Farm Living
How does dinner go down on a 9th generation Berks County Farm where mom and dad wear many hats? Porcupine Balls. Jodi Gauker, of Gauker Farms, joined us and it was a hoot.
8.23.16 Getting Pickled
Let’s get to pickling. We talk about non-jam recipes with Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars.
8.15.16 Tincture Talk
We’re talking fruit and herbal tinctures with Tina Sams, editor of The Essential Herbal. You may be surprised what they can be used for!
8.8.16 Natural Skin Care
Inspiration starts with a tiny seed of curiosity. Jordan Scroble, of Grow Your Own Freedom, talks wellness, skin and body care, and how he and his wife’s lifestyle created change.
8.1.16 Jar Jamming
Let’s get you canning! Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars, joins us to put our canning fears to rest and shares kitchen inspiration.
7.25.16 PA Dutch Summer Kitchen
Summer kitchen cooking, cast iron stove, pot pie and other traditional PA Dutch eats with Terry Berger.
7.16.16 Diet and Inflammation
Do you really want to have your cake and eat it too? The unhealthy side effects of sugar are clear but you’d never guess what else contributes to inflammation.
7.1.16 Urban Chat with Forrest Pritchard
Forrest Pritchard and I chat about farmers, food trends, and why what you eat matters. We recorded outside of a downtown York coffeeshop. It’s an urban, green episode.
6.23.16 Summer Veggie Garden
Nan Reinert, Chubby Pickle Farms, wants you to get growing! She visits to give quick tips on getting your summer garden in gear.
6.16.16 Katie K Gets Active
Katie Zozloff Banks, Katie K Active, shares tips on swapping excuses for exercise and a funny story about how Katie K got started!
6.9.16 Farm Cat
Erica Lavdanski, our favorite organic farmer, chats about what organic growing really means to her (psst! It’s more than what you’re eating).
5.27.16 Easton Public Market
In this Easton Public Market Podcast, I got the scoop from Brittany Vokoun, Market District Manager, about what makes this market so special!
5.20.16 Spring Garden Tips
Nan Reinert, of Chubby Pickle Farms and a favorite podcast guest, shares quick tips on what to plant today for spring and summer eating. It’s a Spring Garden podcast episode!
5.6.16 Philly Farm & Food Fest, pt. 4 Ferment Your Veggies
Amanda Feifer, author of Ferment Your Vegetables, talks us down from our fear of fermenting in this Philly Farm and Food Fest episode. Catch all four of our favorite vendors in our Philly Farm & Food Fest episodes!
5.4.16 Mom’s Yummiest Dessert
Is the dessert recipe Maria Radwanski’s shares the same recipe which most reminds you of mom, too? Hint: It’s always a crowd favorite and is jewel toned!
4.29.16 Philly Farm & Food Fest, pt 3: Birchrun Hills Farm
Sue Miller, of Birchrun Hills Farm, is the cheese star of this Philly Farm and Food Fest episode. Catch all four of our favorite vendors in our Philly Farm & Food Fest episodes!
4.22.16 Philly Farm & Food Fest, pt 2: Talula’s Table
Aimee Olexy, creator of Talula’s Table is lovin’ on local in this Philly Farm and Food Fest episode. Catch all four of our favorite vendors in our Philly Farm & Food Fest 4-part series.
4.15.16 Philly Farm & Food Fest, pt 1: Baba’s Brew
A chat with Olga Sorzano, of Baba’s Brew, in this Philly Farm and Food Fest episode. Catch all four of our favorite vendors in our Philly Farm & Food Fest 4-part series.
4.8.16 Vermont Maple Syrup
It’s a sweet and savory maple syrup episode with Amy Traverso, the Senior Lifestyle Editor of Yankee Magazine. We chat about the “Bottling the Magic” feature in this month’s issue. Sugaring, grated maple syrup, recipes and what signals spring in Vermont, it’s all in this episode!
4.1.16 Ten Minutes with Seth Godin
When you have ten minutes with Seth Godin you may want to cram eighteen questions into one! If anyone can keep it simple and inspire impactful ways of doing business, it’s Seth Godin. Seth shares achievable goals we can start today.
3.21.16 The Tastemakers
From the cupcake to the kale craze, James Beard-award winning author of The Tastemakers, David Sax knows food trends. David visits to talk about innovators putting food on your plate and other food notions.
3.14.16 Irish Potato Candy
Irish Potato candy is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and brings back the sweetest memories for both Regina and her family.
3.7.16 Italian Easter Pie
Nadine Jarossy talks about her grandmother’s Italian Easter Pie recipe, and all of her priceless memories surrounding it.
2.19.16 Vieques for First Timers
Four couples, one week and our first visit to Vieques. Let’s talk travel tips to this tiny island in the Caribbean.
2.12.16 Cracker Pudding
Cracker pudding is a PA Dutch thing and we’ve dedicated this episode to this mysterious treat. I talk with Allison Wissinger Shannon about comfort foods her grandmother made.
1.26.16 Paris Eats and Sweets
Red lips, tight jeans, scarves and food traditions. Pastry Chef Diana Penn shares tasty stories about her trip to Paris. We had to see the trip through her eyes!
1.18.16 PA Dutch Diner Eats
Let’s talk PA Dutch eats from the local diner menu. Between baked oatmeal and pot pie what’s your favorite diner dish?
1.11.16 Stress Free Living
Stress not only makes you weird and cranky, it creates havoc in your body. Dr. Edith Del Mar Behr, author of The Teflon Self: How to Live Stress Free in a Chaotic World, shares stress free living tips.
12.18.15 The Evil Empire
When a fun episode gets dark rather quickly. Nan visits to talk about the Evil Empire. We also laughed and dished on eats from the Natural Food Products Expo East.
12.11.15 Holiday Baking Traditions
Do you have any holiday baking traditions? Karen Haver has a few up her sleeve and she visits to share them. Turkey or ham is not for some.
12.4.15 What Rebecca Ferments
Fermenting for good health. Kefir, kombucha, kimchi and fermented salsa. What?! Yes, fermented salsa! Rebecca Doubek shares her journey into fermenting foods.
11.20.15 Hosting 101
Party planning gal pals, Heather and Gail, share inspiration on how to host a party with panache. Let’s breath a bit of fresh air into forgotten rules of etiquette.
11.13.15 Perfect Beer for the Perfect Comfort Food
Kevin Bennett is back with local beer and a NY Bourbon to pair with recipes from the Cold Weather Grilling & Braising episode. Kevin also shares beer pairing tips.
11.6.15 Cold Weather Grilling & Braising
Tod Auman, owner of Dundore & Heister, visits to share chilly weather recipe inspiration using local meats. We talk bourbon, beer, braising and grilling.
10.30.15 Puerto Rican Dishes
What dishes remind you of home? Gamalier Nieves, Gammy, visits to laugh, talk food and shares fond family memories centered around dishes prepared at his mother’s restaurant.
10.23.15 Red Delicious are Last Season
Julie Bancroft, Executive Director of the PA Apple Marketing Program, chit chats about locally grown apples deserving of the spotlight.
10.16.15 New England in the Fall
Gal pals, Heather and Gail, chit chat about the ease of falling in love with New England in the fall and offer tips on planning the perfect girl’s getaway.
10.8.15 For the Love of Bumblebees
Think it’s all about saving the honey bees? It’s not. Anne-Marie McMahon, owner of Sugarbush Nursery, talks about native gardening and bumblebees. She brought a surprise in a box, too!
10.2.15 The Turkey Lady at Lancaster Central Market
You may know The Lancaster Central Market’s Turkey Lady by her straw hat, willingness to offer recipe inspiration and her large selection of locally produced sausages.
9.29.15 Tracy Samples Phoebe’s Booty
Phoebe shares a few of her favorite bites from the Natural Products Expo East. These two eat their way through Lancaster made salsa to healthy sweets. Listen in to hear about new products in the market.
9.21.15 Fall Orchard
Get off your sofa, grab a friend or children (your own) and head to your local orchard! Ed Weaver, 3rd generation grower, talks about under-appreciated, locally grown apples you must try and family, fall actives at Weaver’s Orchard.
9.14.15 Garden Your Gut
From vinegar to lemon water, kombucha and probiotics, what’s a girl to drink to maintain a healthy gut? Dr. Aparna Mele visits to talk about healthy gut habits.
8.22.15 Your Dirty Soap
Maryanne Schwartz, owner of Lancaster County Soapworks, Etc., talks about your dirty soap and other bath and body soaks. This is an on the road episode recorded at the Kutztown Folk Festival.
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.
8.8.15 Angie’s Buns
Oh, this episode! It’s a special one, with guest Angela Duen. Angela posts the most flavorful photos of family dishes (inspired by her Chinese heritage). She’s a mom, she’s a working professional, she cooks from scratch and gets the kids involved! Well, she does have a few cheats.
7.10.15 In a Pickle
Nan Reinert, founder of Chubby Pickle Farms, visits to talk about canning and what makes her hair really shiny. (it’s really shiny)
6.26.15 Summer Grilling
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.
6.19.15 Lancaster Central Market : The Herb Shop
Phoebe had an early morning Lancaster Central Market visit with Corrie Breen. Corrie is the The Herb Shop’s current owner and granddaughter of the original owner. With over 250 herbs and spices you might be surprised by Corrie’s top selling spices. We talk herbs and spice and everything nice.
6.5.15 Summer Jam Session
It’s a summer jam, tarts and Mercury in retrograde kinda episode. Nan Reinert, founder of Chubby Pickle Farms, visits to share her jam and summer garden wisdom.
5.29.15 Summer Beer
The ever popular Kevin Bennett, 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!
5.22.15 Swimsuit Daring, Not Doom
In this video podcast Robin Horman, Owner of LiliBea’s, A Place for Intimates, showed us several swimsuit tips for all body types. We even have a model! Robin may just talk you into a bikini this season with helpful tips but she has some tricks for tankinis and one-piece suits, too!
5.15.15 For the Love of Butterflies
..and bringing the birds! Anne-Marie McMahon, owner of Sugarbush Nursery, talks about why you must kill your butterfly bush right now and what to grow instead, for the love of butterflies! She’s full of helpful garden tips from native ornamentals to unusual kitchen garden additions.
4.24.15 First 5kWell, they’ve gone and done it! Phoebe and Tracy talk about taking control of their wellness and personal goals. Tracy’s puts on her Business & Life Coach hat and shares tips to shake off excuses.
4.17.15 Mese en Place Your Pantry
Stop wasting time and money in your kitchen! Rachel Gambone, owner of ReOrganize with Rachel, stops by to make pantry organization a breeze to save you cash and keep you kitchen inspired.
4.10.15 Laughing at My Nightmare
Local (though internationally known) blogger and writer Shane Burcaw parked it with the 2 Weird Hungry Girls to talk taters, haters, lovers and happiness. Happiness is always an option.
3.27.15 Just Breath
Glenna Seelig, the most kind, intuitive and thoughtful massage therapist visits to talk about wellness. Glenna shares her wisdom of our body’s abilities and simple tips for self-care between massage visits.
3.20.15 Smelly Marigolds It’s time to start garden planning. Local expert Nan Reinert, founder of Chubby Pickle Farms, is full of green tips. Nan shares seed selection, starter tips and gushes about her favorite plants! It’s always a fun visit with Nan! Get growing, she says!
2.20.15 Host a Favorite Things Party She gets around and she brings her entertaining know-how to us! Learn how Robyn Jones, Berks County Living publisher, hosts her party of the year.
2.13.15 Fad Diets & Getting Healthy What 100 things should be in your lunch box? Dr. Aparna Mele talks sense into diet panicked folks.
2.6.15 Fashion Fairy Godmother: Intimates Support for the girls and the “p” word. Call them panties, skivvies or lady briefs. Intimates expert Robin Keister Horman, Owner of LiliBea’s, visits to talk bra fittings and cleaning up our intimates drawer.
1.30.14 Girl Scout Cookies and Wine Along with special guest Toni Reece we pair wine and bubbly with Girl Scout Cookies. Top Shelf? Maybe not, but our special guest is! Toni is the People Chronicles Creator and Chief Inspirer!
1.15.15 Q&A with the Food Network’s Chef Aaron McCargo Jr. Chef Aaron McCargo lit up the crowd as soon as his smile and energy hit the stage. I’m not going to lie, I do not watch “The Next Food Network Star.” This was my first introduction to Chef Aaron and it’s easy to see why he won the Food Network Star title and earned the success that followed.
12.19.14 Zena and her Pint-Sized Foodie Fellow Fig Lancaster blogger Zena Korba joins us and she brought her Pint-Sized Foodie, Jack! At 9-years old Jack has sampled more foods than I have and he may have a more refined pallet than we all do. Listen in to hear it all! Find Zena’s blog, Livin’ La Vida Local With My Pint-Sized Foodie at FigLancaster.com
12.12.14 Meet Me at Market Jessica Malhot, Lancaster Central Market’s Manager, stops by to talk food, architecture and holiday market must-haves. My Phoebe Savors Lancaster Market, Fig Style blog is frequently Jessica inspired. You’ll find inspiration in this episode. Meet you at market! Be sure to check out my recent Lancaster Central Market post for your Holiday Must Have List!
12.5.14 The Threat of Children Warning, you will either hate or love this episode, giggles too. Yup, I said it … threat of children…and it’s a bit more light hearted than it sounds. Heather Adams joins us to talk about big kitties, small kitties and foster kitties…and child-free living!
11.29.14 The Gnocchi Master Dream of becoming a culinary master, if only for a night? Linda Bell, owner of TheCulinaryClassroom.com, visits and we day dream of gnocchi and French Provincial cooking. She teaches take home culinary skills!
11.22.15 The Cheesecake is Half-Full Pastry Chef extraordinaire, Diana Penn stops by to share custard style baking tips. The secret for the perfect cheesecake…it’s in this episode.
11.14.15 To Stuff or Not to Stuff, A Vegan Holiday Susan Edelman of WatchHatchFly.com visits to talk about a vegan Thanksgiving. She brought two dishes for us to sample!
11.7.14 Adams County Eats, Interview at Hollabaugh Bros. Farms Put the Adams County’s Mason Dixon Wine Trail, orchards and eateries on the top of your to-do list! Ellie Hollabaugh Vranich speaks with me about cider donuts, apple storage and apple recipe inspiration.
10.31.14 Fall Planting and Garden Clean Up Nan Reinert, founder of Chubby Pickle Farms, talks about her favorite holiday (at least it’s what Ghosty thinks) and getting your garden ready for winter.
10.24.14 How to Make Kombucha Lisa Mitchell, local fermenting goddess and berry patch farmer visits to talk all things kombucha. Tracy meets Scoby for the first time! You’ll not believe how easy it is to make kombuch at home.
10.10.14 Making Moments Matter Andy Hayes, founder of PlumDeluxe.com, shares his Portland perspective, vision for the magazine and upcoming projects for Plum Deluxe. You’ll never guess what he views dozens of when looking out his window… no, it’s not pizza shops or cupcakeries. Also, we need more tea in our lives.
9.26.14 Dessert Beer Sampling with Kevin Bennett of Local Buzz Consulting Ever thought you could pair a beer with cheesecake or make a beer float? Well, you can! We sample three local beers with local beer and spirits expert, Kevin Bennett of Local Buzz Consulting.
9.19.14 Lancaster Central Market, Wendy Jo’s Homemade Phoebe blissfully blogs about Lancaster Central Market for Fig Lancaster. It’s the country’s oldest publicly owned, continuously operated market. She share stories on her blog (FigLancaster.com) and now in the podcast! Wendy Jo Hess visits.
9.12.14 Fig Lancaster & Fig Cocktails Theresa Yerger and Josh Seibert of Fig Lancaster stop by to talk about all the fabulous cultural event and eats going on in Lancaster. Get the scoop on the place to grab a great beer and pizza to the best sweets Lancaster has to offer.
9.5.14 Interview with Beekman 1802 Boys, Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge It was Phoebe’s birthday weekend and she wanted to squeeze it all in! Bethlehem VegFest and a Beekman Boys 1802 book signing at Terrain. Tune in to listen to an interview with the Josh Kilmer-Purecell and Dr. Brent Ridge, the Beekman Boys.
8.29.14 Chitchat with Co-Owner of Wigle Whiskey If you’ve never tasted a Wigle Whiskey spirit you need to get on it! Can’t drive to the Strip District in Pittsburg to pick up a bottle? Well, Wigle has a CSA! Phoebe gets the scoop from Meredith Grelli, Wigle Wiskey co-owner
8.22.14 How it All Vegan for a Local Food Blogger What do traveling margaritas, craveable canapés, heart heath and navigating the empty nest all have in common? Guest and vegan blogger Susan Edelman, of watchhatchfly.com, joins us to chitchat about what introduced her to a vegan lifestyle and then some.
8.15.14 Jaime K., of Save the Kales (vegan TV show) …visits and fits right in! We talk about Bethlehem VegFest 2014, Jaime’s TV show, what being vegan means to her. We also get the scoop on her vegan kitchen must-haves.
8.8.14 Farm-to-Table Recipe Inspiration The smokey mountains, moonshine, France and local recipe inspiration. It’s connected, I promise. Guest and blogger Rachel VanDuzer, of Rachel’s Farm Table, joins us for a tasty food inspired episode.
7.25.14 Secret of the Perfect Pie Crust Chef Diana Penn is Berks County’s very own pastry chef extraordinaire. She’s got the moxie and wit of Anthony Bourdain and his skills, I’m sure. She has the talent to rival any big city pastry chef.
7.18.14 Local Farm Markets & Growing Your Own Listen in for another visit from Nan Reinert of Chubby Pickle Farms. She shares some tips for mid-summer edible garden growing. We’ll also share some of our favorite, local farmer’s markets.
7.11.14 The Boy and His Banjo One of my favorite local performers stops by to share a bit of his passion. Conlan Kerschner, inspired by his grandfather’s passion for bluegrass music, has been playing since he was knee high to a grasshopper.
6.27.14 The Basket Weaver at the Kutztown Folk Festival Special guest Vivian Aron (a dearest heart friend) visits to talk about her years selling her hand woven baskets at this festival (she has since retired from this festival). Get your PA Dutchy on and plan to visit. My husband will also be one of the demonstrators!
6.20.14 Good ol’ Food Talk Three chicks talking food, jewelry, YouTube, being the hippest Gma (that’s cool talk for grandmother), belly painting and how Lu learned to cook. All this while nibbling tasty recipes I brought for the girls. Special guest Louise Pena-Candeleria, of JoinLuLu, joined us.
6.13.14 Skip the Light Beer Do you know what’s in your beer? Especially light beer? We speak with return guest Kevin Bennett of Local Buzz Consulting. He shares local, summer beer options and we learned about beer calories and additives. We also met the “topless can.” That was weird.
June 6.6.14 Classic Women’s Style with a European Twist I want that, don’t you? Get summer wardrobe ready. We needed expert advice (duh) and that’s what we found in Susan Golembiski. She is a freelance fashion designer, owner of Frock and new owner of Jan Rae. She set us on a fashionable path.
5.23.14 Green Clean Machine We’ve decided on the best treat and talk about clutter piles and green cleaning. Sabrina of Eco-Friendly Cleaning by Sabrina joins in on the fun.
5.16.14 Brews for A Grilling Feast Party at Tracy’s! No, it’s not but if it was you’d want to bring these great beers! We went to the local pro for the tips on what to serve this Memorial Day weekend, Josh Nagle. 3 beers, 3 savory and sweet pairings!
5.9.14 Get Organized I should say upfront, Tracy’s purse really does seem under control. We talk about trash to treasure on this episode. Rachel Gambone of ReOrganize With Rachel joins us to share spring cleaning tips so we can make room for new yard sale treasures!
5.2.14 More than Rice and Noodles Have you been? To Rice and Noodles, that is. It’s only the best in Vietnamese eats in the area and the magic is all Vy Banh, owner. You’ll want to try her savory dishes but most certainly her handmade macaroons. This is a special month for Vy, listen in!
4.25.14 Smile. Sparkle. Shine. Kristin Boyd With all the talk about the over glorification of busy we decide what we need more of in our lives to become more productive and happy. How do you turn work off at the end of your day and get ready to celebrate in your personal space? Kristin will share some sage advise on how she gets her smile, sparkle and shine on.
4.18.14 April showers bring May flowers, herbal inspired cocktails and Nan of Chubby Pickle Farms You must try the cocktail recipe I created in honor of our guest Nan of Chubby Pickle Farms. Wigle Distillery’s Ginever (genever style gin) & lavender were the stars of this cocktail. This podcast is full of some serious nonsense but we covered some great ground (Mulch was the word!). We also talk green thumb reading and tips to get your yard ready for spring. RECIPE for Gardener Girl Gin & Tonic.
5.11.14 Twist off that wine cap, shame-free: wines to serve this Easter (we talk with an expert) We’re talking wine. Oh, twist our arms and those bottle caps, it turns out! There is one man you must know. I’m serious. You want to be on the receiving end of his wine tip emails. Want the scoop on chairman’s select wines or need help paring for a party? John is your guy.
5.2.14 Gluten-free chit chat & we speak with the Neat foods folks We get an update on how Tracy fared with her Whole30 journey, the scoop on Phoebe’s tasty gourmet gluten-free recipes featured in April’s issue of Susquehanna Style Magazine (it’s as tasty as it is gorgeous) and the next Pure Food Soiree’s guest speaker who will be taking the mystery out of going gluten-free.
4.26.14 In the Kitchen with Chef Meghan Young It’s an on the road taping with Chef Meghan. I interviewed Chef for my FigLancaster.com column, Phoebe Savors Lancaster Central Market, Fig Style. She shared a few extra minutes to talk about tips and splurges for home cooks and what she likes to prepare after a day in the kitchen.
4.21.14 Did cavemen even have diets? Tracy and Phoebe talk new year’s resolutions, diets and food trends for 2014. Phoebe gets schooled on how to pronounce paleo (which makes sense after she hears it).
4.14.14 It’s cute but it’s not practical, seedling and soil tips Tracy and Phoebe chit chat about party planning (from a parent and non-parent perspective) and getting the spring garden ready. Local garden expert Nan Reinert, of Chubby Pickle Farms, joins in to share tips you’ll want to hear if you want to get things growing.
4.7.14 Brewed, distilled, fermented but mostly Irish-style brews In true Phoebe form the title is a bit misleading! Well, the Irish-style is anyway. We spoke with Kevin Bennett of Local Buzz Consulting about local brews that pair well with an Irish feast from breakfast to dinner (yes, I just said breakfast. Let’s get your Irish on).