Podcast – Meredith Leigh

Leah talks with Meredith Leigh author of “The Ethical Meat Handbook: Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie and Cooking.” www.mereleighfood.com

Podcast – Michele Miller – The Farm Babe

Leah talks with Michele Miller from Northeast Iowa who is active on social media and is known as the Farm Babe (www.farmbabe.org). She works to help consumers to understand the world of agriculture and farming. They discuss the truths, misunderstandings and myths of farming.

Podcast – Old Mule Sauce

Leah talks with Steve Modlin from Old Mule Sauce (www.oldmule.com). Old Mule is a small family business specializing in unique BBQ-Marinade-Dipping Sauce. They cook their Old Mule Sauce on their family farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC.

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Would You Rob a Bank to Buy a Bag of Candy?

  One of the extreme statements you might see floating around the internet  is something along the lines of “sugar is addictive” or going even further, “Sugar is addictive as cocaine!”.  I’m not going to write that we should all be shoveling sugar by the spoonful, despite Mary Poppins’ advice about taking medicine.  I’m also not one to… Continue reading Would You Rob a Bank to Buy a Bag of Candy?

Podcast – Cause Matters

Leah talks with Michele Payn of Cause Matters ( www.causematters.com ) an organization that educates people about farming and gives farmers a voice. Known as one of North America’s leading experts in connecting farm and food, she serves as a resource for people around the plate. Michele encourages all of her clients and audiences to find people’s hot… Continue reading Podcast – Cause Matters


(Predictions) 2017 Top Trends/Fads in Foods

Each year seems to bring signature flavors and “hot” new products and the trending vegetable.  Let’s take a look at a couple of the food trends and fads we could see in 2017. FLAVOR – Still looking for coconut and sea salt flavored chocolate bars, popcorn,  or beverages?  You are SO last year…while those flavors… Continue reading (Predictions) 2017 Top Trends/Fads in Foods

Podcast – Tribal Grounds Coffee

Leah talks with Natalie Smith from Tribal Grounds Coffee that roasts, packs their coffee on tribal land in Whittier, NC. http://www.coffeewithculture.com/

Podcast – Alan Muskat

Leah talks with about edible plants and foraging for food Alan Muskat author of Wild Mushrooms: A Taste of Enchantment. http://notastelikehome.org/alan/


Dirty Boots and the Basics of Beef

When you visit a cattle ranch, even if it’s in North Carolina,  you need to plan to wear boots.  The short, cute leather boots I was wearing when I visited Ridgefield Farm in Brasstown, North Carolina were probably not the best choice.  To make matters worse, the unseasonably warm fall weather compounded by the drought made it very dry and… Continue reading Dirty Boots and the Basics of Beef