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Living Homegrown Podcast with Theresa Loe

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LivingHomegrown is all about Living Farm Fresh Without the Farm™. Through canning and preserving, artisan food crafting and small-space food growing, you can enjoy the flavors of the season and live a more sustainable lifestyle no matter how small of a space you call home. Hosted by TV canning exper… read more

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LH 172: What Happened To The Podcast and Other News

February 25th, 2019


LH 172: Catching You Up On All Things Living Homegrown

You are probably wondering what happened to the podcast. Right at the end of December, host Theresa Loe came out with episode 171 and then the show went radio …

LH 171: Growing Heirloom Flowers

December 28th, 2018


LH 171: How to Add Vintage Blooms to a Modern Garden

It's a wonderful thing to add flowers to our vegetable gardens to attract pollinators. But it's …

LH 170: Creating a Garden Sancuary

December 14th, 2018


LH 170: How To Create A Sacred Space To Unwind From The Busy World

Life is busy.

Life can be stressful.

It’s often too easy to get caught up in the …

LH 169: Homemade Gifts - All Natural Body Care

November 30th, 2018


LH 169: Easy Ideas for All-Natural Gifts From Your Garden

There’s something special about a homemade gift. But it becomes even more special when it includes a little piece of your garden as well.

It can be as simple as …

LH 168: Making Herbal Infusions

November 16th, 2018


LH 168: How To Make Simple Infusions for Medicine and Skin Care

In this episode, we explore extracting the best healing properties from some of the …

LH 167: How to Save Seed From Your Garden

November 2nd, 2018


LH 167: Tips for saving your backyard food garden seeds

Preserving the flavors of the season doesn't have to stop when that last canning jar lid has "popped."

If you know how to save seed from your own food garden, you …

LH 166: Backyard Chicken Keeping Hacks

October 26th, 2018

LH 166: Simple tips and tricks to make backyard chicken keeping easier

On today's episode, we're going to be talking about chicken keeping hacks. A "hack" is a handy hint, or something that will help you do things …

LH 165: Real Farm-to-Table Food for Pets

October 19th, 2018


LH 165: Helping Your Pet Live Closer to Their Food

An all NEW episode on a topic we've never covered before! We talk a lot on the podcast about living closer to our food and making sure we know what’s IN the food we …

LH 164: Homemade Cheese in an Hour or LESS

October 13th, 2018


LH 164: How To Make Delicious Fresh Cheese in Under an Hour


Note: Host Theresa Loe has a special free workshop this month. See the end of this post for more info!

There’s something warm and inviting about homemade …

LH 163: Organizing Your Homestead

October 5th, 2018


LH 163: Use the KonMari Method to Organize Your Homestead

Today's episode is an ENCORE episode.

What is that you ask?

An encore episode is an episode that has been previously published, but it was SO long ago, you may …

LH 162: Grow More Food in Less Space

September 28th, 2018


LH 162: How to Grow More Food In the Space You Have

Today's episode is an ENCORE episode.

What is that you ask?

An encore episode is an episode that has been previously published, but it was SO long ago, you may have …

LH 161: Extraordinary Edible Plants

September 22nd, 2018


LH 161: Grow Landscape Plants that are Beautiful AND Delicious

As gardeners we grow tons of veggies and fruit, but there are many other landscape …

LH 160: Preserving Your Own Gourmet Meat With Curing, Smoking and Drying

September 8th, 2018


LH 160:  How to preserve protein-packed foods with gourmet flavors 

In this episode, host Theresa Loe talks with author Karen Solomon about turning …

LH 159: How to Be A Better Food Gardener With Science

September 1st, 2018


LH 159: Using Science to Improve Flavor & Food Production

In this episode, host Theresa Loe brought back author Dr. Lee Reich to make us a better …

LH 158: Eating Local and Exploring More Flavor

August 25th, 2018


LH 158: Eating Local and Getting to Know Your Local Farmer

This week’s episode is about discovering INCREDIBLE flavors...locally.

Host Theresa Loe brought back organic, foodie-farmer Andrea Bemis of Tumbleweed Farm to …

LH 157: The Magic of Vintage Garden Books and Cookbooks

August 17th, 2018


LH 157: The Magic Of Vintage Books

Host Theresa Loe has been collecting vintage books since she was a kid. And on today's episode, she wants to share …

LH 156: Top 10 Favorite Farm Fresh Things

August 12th, 2018


156: Farm-Fresh Living Made Easier

Do you know how you feel when you get a new garden, or kitchen tool, and you love it so much you just have to tell …

LH 155: Simple Seasonal Eating and Plum Liqueur

August 4th, 2018


Throwing A Party With Real Food

It's summertime and delicious flavor is EVERYWHERE right now.

There's yummy seasonal flavor at the farmer's market and it may even be in our own backyards (if we grow our own food).

What …

LH 154: The Homemade Kitchen with Alana Chernila

July 28th, 2018


LH 154: Big flavor in a waste free kitchen

You asked for it, so host Theresa Loe brought back author Alana Chernila for another episode!

This time, they chat about getting the very best flavors from our produce and how …

LH 153: Making Real Pickles and Other Fermentation Basics

July 20th, 2018


LH 153: How to make real, old-fashioned pickles

Summer is here and homegrown cucumbers are ripening on the vine. Let’s make REAL pickles - The old …

LH 152: Getting Started With Backyard Chickens

July 13th, 2018


152: Why Backyard Chickens Make Great Pets

Host Theresa Loe has been keeping chickens in her small Los Angeles backyard for about 10-11 years. Her family loves having chickens and her friends and neighbors enjoy the …

LH 151: Behind-the-Scenes of a Farm-Fresh Lifestyle

June 29th, 2018


LH 151: A Peek Into A Farm Fresh Life

In this episode, host Theresa Loe has someone interview HER about her own farm fresh lifestyle. Guest interviewer, Bev Ross, digs deep to find out how Theresa juggles an urban …

LH 150: Tips and Tricks to Simply Flavorful Veggies

June 15th, 2018


LH 150: Getting The Best Flavor From Your Fresh Produce

Whether you're harvesting from an epic kitchen garden or supporting your local farmers' market, you want that fresh produce to SHINE when it hits the dinner table.

LH 149: Tips For Cooking Real Food With A Southern Flair

June 8th, 2018


LH 149: How to Cook Real Food with Real Ingredients

This episode is not just about Southern cooking, its about cooking from scratch using the freshest of produce and herbs. (Just like those we grow in our gardens)

And …

LH 148: Long Term Food Storage for Emergencies

June 2nd, 2018


LH 148: Simple Ways To Prepare Food For An Emergency

Being prepared for emergencies is an important topic to cover because no matter where we live, …

LH 147: Gardening to Save Our Native Bees

May 26th, 2018


LH 147: Saving Our Native Bees

With many of the foods we grow, bees are critcal. Without bees, we won't have much of a crop at all...or we have NO crop at all.

But when you hear about the importance of bees in the media …

LH 146: Jam Shelf Life And Other Canning Questions Answered

May 18th, 2018


LH 146: Canning Q&A With Theresa Loe

We're coming up on canning season again, so it's time to freshen up our knowledge! Host Theresa Loe receives …

LH 145: Raising Baby Goats and Other Homesteading Skills

May 11th, 2018


LH 145: Update on Beginning Homesteader Bev Ross

There’s SO much to learn when you are just starting out in homesteading. But the fun is in the journey of learning new homesteading skills as you go!

In today’s episode, …

LH 144: Seasonal Eating With Organic Foodie-Farmer Andrea Bemis

May 4th, 2018


LH 144: Cooking Through The Seasons with Foodie-Farmer Andrea Bemis

This week’s episode is a fun chat between host Theresa Loe and foodie-farmer Andrea Bemis.

If you don’t know Andrea, she is the brains behind the

LH 143: Everything About Chicken Eggs You're Afraid To Ask

April 27th, 2018


LH 143: Everything you want to know about chicken eggs - From color to preservation, safety and more

It doesn’t matter if you raise your own backyard …

LH 142: Sustainable Farming on Just 5 Acres or Less

April 21st, 2018


142: Small Scale Farming on Just 5 Acres or Less

Listen, we all have to eat. Right?

And if you’re into consuming organic, sustainable food, you either have to grow it yourself or find reliable sources from people with …

LH 141: Companion Planting Veggies & Flowers

April 13th, 2018


LH 141: How to draw in beneficials and pollinators with flowers

There are huge rewards when you grow your vegetables and flowers in one space of your …

LH 140: Maximizing Flavors in Seasonal Produce Recipes

April 6th, 2018


LH 140: Maximizing Flavor in Our Veggie Recipes

As seasonal eaters, foodies and even as gardeners, we understand the nuances of locally-sourced cucumbers, fresh picked herbs and heirloom tomatoes.

It doesn’t matter if …

LH 139: The Magic of No-Knead Bread

March 23rd, 2018


Episode 139: How to make delicious bread with one simple recipe

You’re busy. And you probably long for more delicious, wholesome food…made at home.

LH 138: Seasonal Backyard Chicken Care

March 17th, 2018


#138: Busting Myths About Backyard Chicken Care

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to keeping backyard chickens or you’re a seasoned veteran – there’s …

LH 137: How To Boost Your Garden With Vermicomposting

March 10th, 2018


The basics of worm composting (Vermicomposting)

If you’re a gardener, you totally “get” that compost is awesome. But you may not have jumped on the DIY compost bandwagon because you either don’t have the space or you …

LH 136: Big Ideas for Small Backyards and Veggie Gardens

March 2nd, 2018


Using Design Principles for Our Smaller Veggie Gardens

Just because we have an edible garden does NOT mean it can’t be beautiful. In fact, it should …

LH 135: Balancing Homesteading, Family, Animals and Beekeeping

February 24th, 2018


How one homesteader balances family life with raising farm animals and bees.

There's so much processing done to the food in our grocery stores today that much of that food is unrecognizable. And that processed food has …

LH 134: How Mead is Made In A Local, Sustainable Way

February 17th, 2018


Learn how mead is made (in a sustainable way) with local honey and fruit

Mead is an old-fashioned drink that's been around for centuries. If you …

LH 133: Growing Heirloom and Unusual Vegetables for Beauty and Flavor

February 10th, 2018


Why Grow THIS, When You Can Grow THAT

Who wouldn't want to grow something like purple sugar magnolia peas, cape gooseberries, cucamelons, or dragon's …

LH 132: Real Homesteading, Raw Milk and Really Good Coffee

February 2nd, 2018


LH 132: Behind the Scenes of the Elliot Homestead

This episode focuses on what it's really like running a homestead - from raising dairy cows, laying hens, meat chickens, hogs, sheep, turkeys, and growing produce in a …

LH 131: Farming The Rooftops of NYC with Brooklyn Grange

January 27th, 2018


LH 131: Farming The Rooftops of New York City

This podcast focuses a lot on working with the space you have to grow your garden. Whether that's a backyard, a farmstead, or simply container gardening - where there is a …

LH 130: Using Your Garden For Wellness

January 19th, 2018


Creative Ways to Use Your Garden for Health and Wellbeing

Explore how to get 'more bang for your buck' (in terms of health benefits) when it comes to your backyard gardens.

Host Theresa Loe brings on author Shawna …

LH 129: Understanding The Behavior of Your Backyard Chickens

January 12th, 2018


How to Better Understand Your Backyard Chickens

If we understand the behaviors and mannerisms of any of our pets, we can have a better relationship with them.

And so it is with chickens! Everything they do (and say) has …

LH 128: Making Delicious Hard Apple Cider At Home

January 5th, 2018


Fearless Brewing to Get Awesome Hard Cider Flavors

Have you wanted to learn the art of making hard cider but found most of the books were overly complicated for a beginning home brewer?


Well, here's your chance to …

LH 127: 4 Tips to Your Best Farm-Fresh Year

December 30th, 2017


How To Have a Breakthrough Farm-Fresh Year

It's that time of year for reflection and goal setting. To help you with your own projections for the upcoming year, host Theresa Loe shares the parameters or tips that have …

LH 126: Sourdough Starter and Heirloom Flours

December 23rd, 2017


How to make sourdough bread using heirloom grains - And make an Onion Jam Recipe to spread on that fresh baked bread!

This is an important episode …

LH 125: Growing Epic Edibles in Containers

December 16th, 2017


How to successfully grow food in containers or any small space

If you don’t have a lot of outdoor space, growing food can be frustrating.

Being …

LH 124: Powerful Tips for Raised Bed Gardening

December 9th, 2017


What if want to grow veggies, but you really don’t have much soil in your backyard to begin with? (It's mostly cement or pavement)

Or maybe your backyard soil is hard to work with and you want a short cut to growing …

LH 123: How to Build Awesome Organic Soil at Home

November 24th, 2017


The best organic gardening practices for building our soils

Our soil is the foundation for everything we do out in the garden. And having an understanding of how it works is hugely important.

If we are better stewards …

LH 122: Lessons From A Beginner Homesteader

November 17th, 2017


What it’s like to jump into homesteading for the very first time?

When we’re interested in learning a new skill, the first step is to research and …

LH 121: Tips for Having a Farm Fresh Thanksgiving

November 10th, 2017


Even if you don’t live in the United States and are not celebrating Thanksgiving this month, you probably will have some holiday get togethers over …

LH 120: Making All-Natural Household Cleaners That ROCK

November 4th, 2017


How to make natural household cleaners that ROCK!

The holidays are coming and chances are you're going to be cleaning your house a little bit more …

LH 119: What it REALLY Means To Be An Organic Flower Farmer

October 20th, 2017


Have you ever dreamed of starting your own gardening or farming business?

It can sound romantic and whimsical, can’t it?

But what's really involved …

LH 118: Handmade Gifts From The Garden

October 14th, 2017


How to use your garden to make holiday gifts

Thinking of making any handmade gifts for the holidays this year?

It’s only October, but this is the …

LH 117: Natural Plant Dyes in Our Backyards

October 10th, 2017


How to Make Color Dyes With Your Garden Plants

The plants in our backyards can have multiple uses beyond food.

That’s what this week’s podcast is all …

LH 116: Why You Should NOT Do A Fall Garden Clean Up

September 30th, 2017


Did you know you should NOT do a fall garden clean up?

It sounds counter-intuitive, right? Plants have died back or gone dormant and winter’s coming. …

LH 115: Making Preserves WITHOUT Canning Them

September 22nd, 2017


Sometimes, you might want to make small batch preserves such as enticing pickles, chutneys, jams, or other condiments and NOT "can" them. Perhaps you just have a few extra tomatoes or cucumbers and you need a tasty way …

LH 114: Behind-The-Scenes of Growing A Greener World TV

September 8th, 2017


I thought it would be fun to share some behind-the-scenes info on how a garden television show is put together and some of the garden and food …

LH 113: Modern Preserves with Traditional Roots

September 2nd, 2017


You know when you pick up a cookbook and the recipes make your mouth water?

That’s when you know you have winner on your hands.

And such was the case with the preserving book featured in this week’s podcast.

I brought …

LH 112: Yes, Miniature Gardening is REAL Gardening

August 25th, 2017


No, we are not talking about fairy gardens this week. We are discussing garden design on a teeny-tiny scale. It still involves design principals, …

LH 111: Gardening for Community

August 18th, 2017


In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews community gardening expert LaManda Joy about the incredible work she does in Chicago with Community Gardens. You will not only be inspired by her story and her work, but you …

LH 110: Beautiful Backyard Bouquets with Herbs and Other Edibles

August 11th, 2017


Have you ever stepped away from your garden in the summer time, only to discover an edible (like carrots, celery, cilantro or basil) bolted and went …

LH 109: Fermenting Mild to Spicy Hot Condiments

August 5th, 2017


In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe interviews Kirsten Shockey about her new book: Fiery Ferments. But don't let the name fool you!  Not all the …

LH 108: Massive Change - Saying Goodbye to a Beloved Garden

July 28th, 2017


We all go through ups and downs in our lives and those things can actually impact our garden. Usually a traumatic experience changes us as people. But you know what? It can change the gardener within us as well. And …

LH 107: Making Wildcrafted Cocktails at Home

July 22nd, 2017


In this episode, you learn how to make wildcrafted cocktails with foraged ingredients. You learn about homemade syrups, bitters, infusions and garnishes from garden-fresh plants. Host Theresa Loe brings on foraging …

LH 106: Preserving with Dry Storage and Dehydration

July 14th, 2017


If you are looking to eat local and in-season during the winter months, then you should be preserving some of the harvest now. The harvest can come …

LH 105: Summer Canning Q & A

July 7th, 2017


Chances are your garden and farmer’s market are bursting with summer flavors. It’s time to save those flavors so that you can enjoy them later...Which means, it's canning season!! In today’s episode, host Theresa Loe …

LH 104: Gardening for the Monarch Butterfly

June 30th, 2017


Did you know that here in America the Monarch butterfly is in serious trouble?  It has had a 90% decline in it's population in the last 20 years. In …

LH 103: Growing Uncommon Fruits in Your Backyard

June 23rd, 2017


It doesn't matter if you are looking for something new to add to your current garden or if you are a beginner, looking to get started in fruit growing - Today's episode will inspire you with new flavors. Host Theresa …

LH 102: Transitions - Lessons Learned From Moving a Garden

June 16th, 2017


The challenges and benefits of moving a garden. If you decide to move to a new location (new home, new climate, etc.), what would you do with your …

LH 101: Organic Gardening Q & A

June 9th, 2017


In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe answers some listener's gardening questions. You learn: How long your garden seeds really last, What is the …

LH 100: Setting Mid-Year Farm Fresh Goals

June 2nd, 2017


We are halfway through the year. Have you reached the goals you set at the beginning of the year?  Or did you even get around to setting any? It's okay if you blew that all off. If you still want to hit a few milestones …

LH 99: Making the Leap from City Life to Lavender Farmer

May 29th, 2017


Learn what it REALLY means to make the leap from the city to farm life. In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews Amy Boyd as she shares her story as a brand new lavender farmer. She and her husband are building …

LH 98: The Real Dirt Behind Garden Book Publishing - How a book is born

May 6th, 2017


Learn exactly how a garden book is born - from concept to book store shelves. We all have beloved garden books that inspire and inform us. But have you ever thought about exactly what goes into creating it?  A lot more …

LH 97: How to Grow The Best Blueberries at Home

April 28th, 2017


If you have wanted to grow your own blueberries but thought it was too hard, this is the episode for you. Yes, blueberries have specific requirements. BUT...if you know the tricks, it is easy to have success! In this …

LH 96: Secrets to Living Farm Fresh

April 22nd, 2017


This week's podcast is a group podcast where host Theresa Loe brought on 5 different guest experts in the areas of Organic farming, Foraging, Fermenting, Wellness and Cheesemaking. Each of the experts answered the same …

LH 95: How to Grow, Harvest and Arrange Organic Flowers Like a Pro

April 7th, 2017


Learn from the top organic flower farmer-florist in the country. In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews farmer-florist Erin Benzakein of Floret Farm. Erin is well known in the organic flower world because she …

LH 94: The Magic of Mason Bees - High Yields in Small Gardens

April 1st, 2017


Learn how the simple mason bee can be incredibly powerful in our backyard gardens and in helping farmers around the world. These gentle creatures are …

LH 93: Common Garden Plants That You Can Eat

March 24th, 2017


What? We can eat the hostas??  Yep, you can - If they are grown organically, of course. In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe interviews author and foraging expert, Ellen Zachos on the subject of foraging our own …

LH 92: Q & A Episode on Homemade Vinegars, Liqueurs & Greek Yogurt

March 17th, 2017


This episode is a Q & A session featuring several listener questions and answered by host Theresa Loe. You learn: If sterilizing is necessary when bottling up homemade liqueur, The biggest worry when infusing …

LH 91: How to Use All of Your Harvest

March 11th, 2017


Learn how to enjoy all sorts of garden harvests including fruits, veggies, flowers, seeds, pods and roots. If it has a harvest, there is a way to utilize it!  In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe interviews garden …

LH 90: Two Ways to Preserve Fresh Herb Flavor for Later

March 4th, 2017


This episode is all about flavor enhancers. It doesn't matter if you grow your own herbs or buy them fresh at the farmer's market, nothing beats the fresh taste of herbs in your cooking. But sometimes, you can't have …

LH 89: Permaculture 101

February 24th, 2017


Learn what permaculture is and how to apply it to your own backyard to create more sustainable and eco-friendly garden. In this episode, host Theresa …

LH 88: Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Organic Garden

February 17th, 2017


This episode is about taking a natural approach to pest control and avoiding sprays and pesticides...even organic ones. You see, many people think …

LH 87: Simple Organic Gardening Hacks

February 10th, 2017


In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews author Shawna Coronado about simple organic gardening tips that we can do to save money and time. The tips range from practical time-savers to clever ways to reuse and …

LH 86: Redeem Your Ground with Doug Scott

February 3rd, 2017


This week's episode is the story of one man's journey of discovering his true calling in garden design while helping families along the way. Host Theresa Loe interviews Doug Scott - the owner of the landscape design …

LH 85: The Many Benefits of Raising Backyard Rabbits

January 28th, 2017


In this week's episode we talk about small livestock for those of us with have super small spaces. We've covered backyard chickens and ducks on previous episodes. So it was time to discuss raising backyard rabbits for …

LH 84: Raising Backyard Ducks

January 20th, 2017


First everyone wanted backyard chickens. Now backyard ducks are gaining in popularity - and rightly so. Their eggs are incredible. And in many ways, …

LH 83: Important Garden Lessons From The Experts

January 12th, 2017


This episode is a little different!  Host Theresa Loe brings on eight different garden authors and experts to all answer the same question: "What do you know NOW, that you wish you knew THEN?"  In other words, if they …

LH 82: Healing Gardens - Tapping into the garden to relax and heal

December 23rd, 2016


It doesn't matter if you use your backyard space for growing food, flowers, succulents or something else - there are many, many healing benefits you …

LH 81: Steamed Puddings & Traditions

December 16th, 2016


This podcast is about living closer to our food through preserving, artisan food crafts, small-space food growing and sustainable living. Making food from scratch can be a big part of that. And so can traditional, …

LH 80: How to Grow Veggies Through Winter

December 9th, 2016


Just because there is snow on the ground does not mean you have to stop growing food. In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews winter gardening expert Niki Jabbour on how we can extend the season no matter where we …

LH 79: The 25 Days of Kindness Project

December 2nd, 2016


This week’s podcast comes at the beginning of December and for many of us, that means the hustle and bustle of the holiday time is upon us. Suddenly …

LH 78: How to Create Living Centerpieces with Baylor Chapman

November 25th, 2016


Learn how to create lush, living centerpieces for your table or your home. In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews San Francisco plant and floral designer extraordinaire Baylor Chapman about creating a garden on a …

LH 77: Three Indoor Kid-Friendly Garden Projects: Bulbs, Wheatgrass & Mushrooms

November 18th, 2016


Learn about three indoor garden activities for kids and adults alike that can keep you connected to nature through the winter months. These projects …

LH 76: Starting an Organic Backyard Farm

November 11th, 2016


Although this podcast focuses on living farm fresh without a farm, many of the listeners DO want a farm or are already farmers themselves. Well, this episode is about one couple who decided they wanted to be farmers. …

LH 75: Creating an Epic Edible Garden

November 6th, 2016


Learn the simple steps to creating the edible garden of your dreams - beautiful AND delicious. In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews edible …

LH 74: Super Easy Homemade Yogurt [Encore]

October 29th, 2016


Learn to make countertop yogurt with NO special equipment. Enjoy this encore presentation. Next week, we are back to brand new episodes. Also - Listen to the beginning of this episode to learn about a brand new FREE …

LH 73: Canning Jar Storage Tips [Encore]

October 22nd, 2016


Although there's some new info in this episode, the main topic is an encore presentation from one of host Theresa Loe's more popular episodes. It's …

LH 72: Homemade Cheese in One Hour

October 15th, 2016


Learn to make delicious fresh cheese in under an hour! In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe interviews cheesemaker/entrepreneur/author Claudia Lucero who shares tips for making fresh cheese at home. Claudia is the …

LH 71: Refresh Your Garden Design with Rebecca Sweet

October 7th, 2016


Have you ever thought that your existing garden looked a little drab? It doesn't matter if you are using edibles in your landscape or not, after a few years things can get out of balance. And you may find that your …

LH 70: Is it safe to "can"cake? (Listener Question)

October 1st, 2016


In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe answers a listener question about the safety of "canned" cake. You may have seen these recipes on the internet where it calls for baking cake-like breads in a canning jar (like …

LH 69: Beginning Food Gardening - In Containers

September 23rd, 2016


This episode is for anyone wanting to start food gardening for the very first time. Host Theresa Loe interviews garden blogger/author Dee Nash of Red Dirt Ramblings about how to start a food garden if you have never …

LH 68: Composting 101

September 16th, 2016


Learn all about how to compost in your own backyard. In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe interviews Joe Lamp'l - the host and creator of the television series Growing A Greener World on PBS. Theresa is Joe's …

LH 67: Infused Gifts - Homemade Vanilla Extract & More

September 9th, 2016


Infusing can be a fun way to make really delicious, yet simple gifts. If you start now, you will have plenty of time to finish before the holiday …

LH 66: Creating a Spa Experience with Herbs

September 2nd, 2016


Learn how easy it is to harness the relaxation qualities of herbs. We all lead really busy lives and we deserve some down time. Why not use ingredients from the garden to revive ourselves? In this episode, host Theresa …

LH 65: Dehydrating Food 101

August 28th, 2016


Dehydrating food is one of the easiest forms of food preservation. It's simple and safe. You can dehydrate everything from herbs, fruit and veggies to meat. In this episode, host Theresa Loe walks you through the basics …

LH 64: 7 Steps to Getting More Done in Your Farm Fresh Lifestyle

August 19th, 2016


We all have too many things on our To-Do list, don't we?  And when trying to fit in gardening, canning, homesteading, family, work and other activities...Well, it can be a bit overwhelming. In this episode, host Theresa …

LH 63: Homemade Body Care Products From The Garden

August 6th, 2016


Learn to make lotions, bath products and more on this episode. Host Theresa Loe interviews Blogger/Author Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy. You learn: How to make After Sun Lotion, DIY Bath Bombs, How to infuse oils …

LH 62: Using Fresh Herbs for Flavor and Fragrance

July 29th, 2016


Fresh herbs are great in the kitchen, but they can also be used to add beauty and fragrance to your home. Learn how to reap the benefits of these …

LH 61: Canning & Preserving with Lavender

July 22nd, 2016


Learn how to harness the flavor of this versatile herb. In this episode, host Theresa Loe shares the benefits of growing, harvesting and using lavender in the kitchen - both in your cooking and in your preserves. You …

LH 60: Clear Jel®, Sure Jell® and Canning Pie Filling

July 15th, 2016


There is a lot of confusion about two very different commercial products used in canning. This episode helps clears that up. Host Theresa Loe explains the difference between Clear Jel® vs. Sure Jell® and how you can …

LH 59: Backyard Beekeeping 101

July 2nd, 2016


Keeping your own bees may sound thrilling and romantic -- But actually, there is A LOT to this important hobby. If you ever thought about being a …

LH 58: Preserving with Salt and Smoke

June 25th, 2016


You know exactly what's in your food when you make it yourself. Nothing could be more true than when you make your own bacon! In this episode, host …

LH 57: Salt-Cured Lemons, Real Limoncello & More with the Authors of "BATCH"

June 18th, 2016


Learn how to make salt-cured lemons, lemon zest salt and authentic Limoncello made the old fashioned way. In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe …

LH 56: Tips for High Yield Vegetable Growing

June 11th, 2016


Do you long for more produce from your tiny garden? Do you find yourself with too much zucchini but not enough cabbage? Ever wish you had a better system for growing just the right amount of food? Learn to grow more …

LH 55: Designing a Food Garden for Double Duty

June 3rd, 2016


Learn how to use smart garden design to get more enjoyment out of your food garden. These tips work for ALL gardens, not just food gardens. But many times when we grow food, we think more about harvesting the tomatoes …

LH 54: Food Swap - Bartering With Your Preserves

May 27th, 2016


Ever end up with too much of a good thing?  Too many jars of jam or two many pickles? Every canner has! Well in this episode, you learn how to take those extra preserves and trade them to diversify your panty and your …

LH 53: Preserving Produce by Freezing

May 21st, 2016


In this episode you learn the secrets to successfully preserving your garden produce using your freezer. This method is fast and easy if you know the …

LH 52: Canning Jar Usage & Storage

May 14th, 2016


Get your canning jar questions answered. In this episode, host Theresa Loe answers 4 listener questions about canning jars. You learn: Why you should …

LH 51: Avoiding Food Gardening Overwhelm

May 7th, 2016


Stop trying to have the perfect garden and give yourself permission to enjoy the gardening process! In this episode, host Theresa Loe goes over 3 gardening reality checks to help you put your gardening expectations into …

LH 50: Easy Homemade Vinegar From Scratch

April 24th, 2016


Making homemade vinegar is an easy ferment you can try at home. There are two ways to do it and both are covered in this episode. Host Theresa Loe interviews Karla DeLong from Mountain Feed and Farm Supply on the …

LH 49: Drying Herbs for Peak Flavor

April 8th, 2016


Learn the science behind the flavor of dried herbs and which herbs are best for drying (and which are not). In this episode, host Theresa Loe shares tips for how to dry herbs that you either harvest yourself or buy at …

LH 48: Avoiding Botulism, Canning Green Beans & Removing Jar Stick'em - Oh My!

March 25th, 2016


This week's episode answers some listener questions and covers some important canning safety and how to feel confident you are canning correctly. Host Theresa Loe also shares a trick for removing stubborn sticky residue …

LH 47: Top Rookie Canning Mistakes

March 18th, 2016


Learn the top rookie canning mistakes and how to overcome them. Host Theresa Loe removes some of the road blocks that can cause canners to fail by spelling out some of the common mistakes canners make. But don't feel …

LH 46: The Top 3 Canning Myths & How to Avoid Them

March 11th, 2016


Learn what canning myths may be holding you back from reaching your true canning potential. You learn the truth about expense, time and difficulty …

LH 45: The 3 Life-Enhancing Benefits of Canning Food

March 5th, 2016


Learn how canning is much more than preserving a bountiful harvest. In this episode, host Theresa Loe talks about three of the benefits of canning …

LH 44: What Makes For a Successful Canner?

February 26th, 2016


Learn the key traits or mindsets needed to be a successful canner - and NO, it is NOT about being perfect or having fancy equipment. In this episode, …

LH 43: Growing Food in Containers

February 20th, 2016


You don't need a lot of land to grow your own food. In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe interviews Julie Chai - former senior editor at Sunset …

LH 42: Creating a Bold, Small-Space Edible Garden

February 12th, 2016


Learn how to create a show-stopping garden with just a few simple tricks. In this episode, host Theresa Loe shows you step-by-step how to create an …

LG 41: Slow Flowers with Debra Prinzing

February 5th, 2016


"It's like 'Slow Food', but with flowers."  Learn how making more sustainable flower choices can truly  impact the environment AND our lives. In this …

LH 40: Making Rhubarb-Vanilla Syrup

January 29th, 2016


This simple syrup is just this side of heaven. Learn how easy it is to make and how versatile it is in the kitchen. It can be used in cocktails, to sweeten tea and lemonade, as a topping for desert and as a glaze on …

LH 39: Fermenting Food 101 - Troubleshooting

January 22nd, 2016


New to fermenting food? Learn how to troubleshoot the ferment, what's safe and what's not. Plus learn how to make a simple cranberry/apple ferment …

LH 38: Making Cultured Butter

January 16th, 2016


Learn how easy it is to make cultured butter at home. You just combine a few simple ingredients (cream with either yogurt or buttermilk), let it …

LH 37: How to Set Farm-Fresh Goals

January 9th, 2016


Ready to tackle 2016? Learn a step-by-step method for setting realistic and attainable goals for yourself, your home/garden and your farm-fresh lifestyle. In this episode, host Theresa Loe shares some tips for making …

LH 36: Insider Secrets to Making a Perfect Marmalade

December 18th, 2015


Learn the secrets to creating a delicious orange marmalade without the prep time overwhelm.  And learn how to get the perfect texture and gel every, single time. In this week's episode, host Theresa Loe tells you: How …

LH 35: Last Minute Fragrant Gifts

December 12th, 2015


Need some last minute homemade gifts that are inexpensive and still awesome? Host Theresa Loe has you covered. In this episode you learn about two quick and easy gifts that you can make up to have on hand for emergency …

LH 34: Getting More Garden Flavor with Willi Galloway

December 5th, 2015


Discover the secrets to getting more flavor from your garden. In this week's podcast, host Theresa Loe interviews author Willi Galloway (Cook, Grow Eat) on some of the more unusual ways we can get top-notch flavor from …

LH 33: Homemade Fruit Liqueur - The Fast Way

November 27th, 2015


Learn to make homemade liqueur in half the time with twice the flavor. In as little as 7-10 days you can have delicious fruit liqueur that is perfect for gift giving. In this episode, host Theresa Loe shares: The 3 …

LH 32: Gardening With Chickens - Interview with Jessi Bloom

November 21st, 2015


Learn the secrets to having both a productive garden AND a flock of chickens at the same time. In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews author …

LH 31: When Good Food Goes BAD

November 13th, 2015


Learn the important things to check every time you pull a home-canned jar off the pantry shelf. It is a very important habit to have. In this episode …

LH 30: Canning Tricks and Cranberry Sauce

November 6th, 2015


Learn some important canning lessons and tricks with this simple (yet delicious) cranberry sauce recipe. It is perfect for Thanksgiving Day (for yourself or as a hostess gift) and even BETTER as a spread on turkey …

LH 29: Making and Preserving Homemade Applesauce

October 30th, 2015


Nothing beats the flavor of homemade applesauce on a cold winter day. NOW is the time to create and preserve that flavor for later. In this episode, …

LH 28: Fermenting Soda with a Ginger Bug

October 24th, 2015


Learn to create a wild fermentation starter called a "Ginger Bug" and start brewing your own homemade Ginger Ale. Home brewed sodas are super easy …

LH 27: Why Canning Pumpkin Puree is Unsafe

October 9th, 2015


Every canner has to make their own decision about what they feel comfortable doing when it comes to safety. But in the case of pumpkin butter or pumpkin puree, many feel it is odd that it's considered unsafe to put it …

LH 26: The Hands-On Home - Interview with Erica Strauss

October 2nd, 2015


The Hands-On Home book was just released a few days ago and features DIY cooking and home keeping projects for a more productive home. Host Theresa Loe got a sneak peak at this book and she brings on author/blogger …

LH 25: Pickling Brine Questions

September 25th, 2015


You've got questions and Theresa has your answers. In this episode, Theresa answers a few questions from a listener about quick pickles. You learn: …

LH 24: Making and Using Flavored Vinegars

September 18th, 2015


Discover the wonders of flavored vinegars using seasonal produce and herbs. They are super easy to make, packed with flavor and make great gifts come …

LH 23: Weck Jars - Demystified

September 11th, 2015


Learn all about Weck® Jars in this episode including: What they are, What it means to NOT be USDA approved, The 4 components that make them work, The basics of how they are used, How to test seals and open jars, The …

LH 22: Using KonMari to Organize Your Homestead

September 4th, 2015


Learn what the fuss is about with the organizational method of KonMari and how you can apply the principles of the hugely popular book: "The Life …

LH 21: Creating a Bee-Friendly Food Garden

August 28th, 2015


Discover how easy it is to help support the bees while also improving your own backyard food production. In this episode, Theresa Loe interviews garden expert Robin Haglund of Garden Mentors® to discuss: Why bees are so …

LH 20: Refrigerator Pickles - No Canning Required!

August 21st, 2015


Learn how to make pickles THE EASY WAY - in the refrigerator! These pickles are fast, delicious and you never have to break out the canner. In this episode you learn:  The 3 main types of pickles,  What to do with large …

LH 19: Using a Steam Juicer for Canning

August 15th, 2015


Learn all about how to use a steam juicer for canning. In this episode, Theresa gives you the whole scoop on: What a steam juicer is, How it works, …

LH 18: Making Wine Salt

August 7th, 2015


How to make wine salt: Learn all about this delicious season salt which combines a wine reduction with salt and herbs. It is simple to make and adds a punch of flavor to any savory dish. Once made, it lasts up to 6 …

LH 17: Getting the Most From Your Canning Efforts

July 31st, 2015


Learn tips for getting the most from your canning efforts.  Have you ever made a canning recipe and ended up with way MORE or way LESS than you were supposed to? In this episode, Theresa explains why that happens and …

LH 16: Where Should You Start?

July 24th, 2015


Feeling overwhelmed with all there is to learn with canning, growing food or general homesteading skills? Well, this podcast episode guides you on where to start to build confidence and keep it fun.  You will learn: …

LH 15: Beginner Backyard Beekeeping & Behind-the-Scenes of TV

July 18th, 2015


Learn about what it takes to become a beginning backyard beekeeper and some behind-the-scenes stories of filming a bee episode for a TV show on PBS. Theresa interviews her TV producing partner - TV host and …

LH 14: Growing and Restoring Heirloom Fruit Trees

July 11th, 2015


In this episode, you tour an 1892 farmstead in Northern California that is being restored to its former glory. Learn about the flavors of the 65 heirloom fruit trees on the property, the challenges and benefits of …

LH 13: Best Canning Practices for Jar Rings and Pantry Storage

July 3rd, 2015


This episode covers just a few of the must-know canning practices to keep yourself safe. Learn: Why photographs of canning jars are often so misleading, The optimal time to remove jar rings, 3 key reasons jar ring …

LH 12: Choosing the Best Backyard Chickens

June 26th, 2015


In this episode, you learn how to go about picking the best backyard chickens for YOUR situation.  

You learn: The key questions to ask yourself before making decisions, The breeds best suited for children and small …

LH 11: Keeping It Safe With Water Bath Canning

June 19th, 2015


In this episode, host Theresa Loe answers a listener question about water bath canning and safety. You learn: Which foods are safe for water bath …

LH 10: Time Saving Canning Tips

June 12th, 2015


We all lead very busy lives. And that can make it difficult to carve out time for canning and preserving. This can be especially hard when the entire …

LH 09: Growing and Preserving Herbs

June 5th, 2015


Learn how easy it is to start a culinary herb garden and how to preserve those herbs once you grow them.


The key growing elements you need for …

LH 08 Keeping Backyard Chickens and Your Neighbors Happy

May 29th, 2015


This episode is all about how to keep backyard chickens in the city.

It covers: The top things to consider BEFORE getting chickens, How to check your city ordinances, Having a "rooster plan", Keeping the neighbors …

LH 07: Pickles - Different Types

May 22nd, 2015


Learn about the different types of pickles you can make and the pros and cons of each. Delicious sample recipes of each type of pickle are in the show notes for this episode. Just go to: for …

LH 06: Fermenting Food 101 - Using A Mason Jar

May 15th, 2015


Learn the basics of fermenting food and how to get started. In this episode, host Theresa Loe interviews Karen Diggs - the founder of Kraut Source. She shares how to ferment in small batches using an ordinary mason jar.

LH 05: Pickling Salt - What it is & how to use it

May 8th, 2015


In this Q & A episode, Theresa Loe answers a listener question on pickling salt. Learn what it is, how to use it, if you can make substitutions in pickling recipes and where to buy it.

LH 04: Growing Food in Small Spaces

May 1st, 2015


Host Theresa Loe interviews author Andrea Bellamy (Small Space Vegetable Gardens) as they talk about everything from the secrets of beet greens, carrot tops and radish pods to legal and illegal places to grow food. Then …

LH 03: Jam Making Q & A - Frozen Fruit & Using Up Jam

April 24th, 2015


In this episode, two listeners get their jam questions answered. Theresa shares info on:

  • How to use frozen fruit in jam making
  • Tips for freezing …

LH 02: How To Make Yogurt - The easy way

April 17th, 2015


Learn all about making yogurt at home, how to get different flavors and textures and how to make it without any special equipment.

LH 01: Why Bother With Canning and Preserving?

April 9th, 2015


Learn why should we consider canning and DIY food crafting, how we are tied to the story of our food and what we can do to bump up flavor.

LH 00: About the LH Podcast

April 8th, 2015


Get the whole scoop on what this podcast series is about. In this episode you will learn: how you can live farm fresh without the farm, why grocery …

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