Freshly brewed tea - Perfect!
With today's show we take pause to mark the Winter Solstice and step back from the frenzy of the holiday season.  To help I am joined by Cynthia Fazekas,... Read more
Saving the Season by Kevin West
Today I am joined by Kevin West to discuss his new book, "Saving the Season".  This is a great interview about a book that I highly recommend.  Later in... Read more
With the holidays and their related feasts fast approaching here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time we talk about one of the foods widely associated... Read more
Today I’m going to teach you how to make mustard – how cool is that?  This week''s show offers a wonderful diversion from mainstream canning.  I will also... Read more
Apples.  There are so many wonderful things we can make with apples.  In today’s episode I start with a foundation apple item that is easy to make and... Read more
Today I am joined by Master Canner Shirley Camp to answer your questions, provide you with canning tips, and help enhance your technique for recipes.  In... Read more
Ingredients Needs for Salsa Are Pretty Basic
Over the years I’ve tried making salsa many times, using many different recipe variants.  I never really liked any of them.  They were too hot, too mild,... Read more
Peaches are one of the easiest things to preserve while offering some of the highest rewards.  Though labor-intensive, home canning peaches requires no... Read more
Tomatoes at the farmer's market.
Learning how to can tomatoes provides the foundation to any cook's well-stocked pantry.  Doing so is not only easy, it also takes advantage of the fact so... Read more
Picture of Boiling Water
Placing jars of freshly canned goods into a pot of boiling water as a means to safely preserve your goodies for later consumption is one of the primary... Read more
Today's episode continues the Canning 101 theme by identifying and discussing the two recommended methods for safe home canning of foods.  Those methods... Read more
Ted Allen, John Gavin, New York, Aug 17, 2013. Photo Credit: John Minchillo
Today's show features an interview with Ted Allen, the host of the Food Network's very popular series "Chopped".  Meeting Ted and getting to interview him... Read more