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Author interviews, food, natural history, poetry, and more from "The Write Question", "The Food Guys", "Field Notes", "Home Ground Radio", "Front Row Center", and "Reflections West".

Peaches and Peach Galette

Aug 23, 2013
The Baking Wizard

August 25th, 2013: Jon and Greg praise the seasonal Montana peach, and Greg explains how to make peach galette, a "sheet of thin, buttery pastry topped with fresh fruit."

http://www.thebakingwizard.com/peach-galette/

Peach Galette

Eat Your Porridge: Oats

Aug 23, 2013
Flora de la Terre

August 24th & 26th, 2013: Oats are a sedative and fine nutraceutical, useful in soothing eczema and itchiness; reducing cholesterol, anxiety and chronic stress; and providing fiber. www.floradelaterre.com

Nature's Ecosystem Engineers: Beavers

Aug 16, 2013

"Fieldnotes," August 18th & 19th, 2013: "Beaver Dams," by Elizabeth Ann Straub.  http://www.montananaturalist.org/

Follow-the-Sun Pickles: Cucumbers With a Tan

Aug 16, 2013

August 18th, 2013: Greg and Jon revisit one of their very first "Food Guys" topics: "Follow-the-Sun Pickles." Cucumbers, spices and liquid are stuffed into a jar, rotated in full sun for eight hours, then stashed in the basement for three days. An example of the nearly-instant gratification of the summer menu.

What's in a Name? Self-Heal

Aug 16, 2013
Flora de la Terre

August 17th & 19th, 2013: Self-heal is a wound-healer that stimulates immunity. It's used in China for fever, headache, and dizziness. http://www.floradelaterre.com

Food Science, Part 4: Mayonnaise

Aug 9, 2013

August 11th, 2013: Jon and Greg conclude their four-part series on food science - inspired by the writing of Harold McGee - with "Mayonnaise."

http://curiouscook.typepad.com/

The Many Uses of Hyssop

Aug 9, 2013
Flora de la Terre

August 10th & 12th, 2013: Hyssop is spicy, warming, & antiviral. Its sweet aroma attracts humans, and its purple flowers attract honeybees. Hyssop should be avoided during pregnancy. http://www.floradelaterre.com

Huckleberry Time

Aug 9, 2013

http://www.montananaturalist.org/

"The fruit is the easiest way to tell huckleberries from unrelated plants. However, if no fruit is showing, the leaves and stems are where to look. Huckleberry leaves are always alternating along the stems, unlike many look-alike plants that have opposing leaf patterns. Huckleberry leaves are broad and lance-shaped, and their stems make a zig-zag pattern. They grow mostly on mountain slopes, at medium to high elevations."

December 9th, 2012: Brought to Jon and Greg's attention by food writer Ari LeVaux, rapeseed / canola oil withers under The Food Guys' scrutiny. Its origins as a component in ship lubricant as well as the multi-step refining process it undergoes - and the trans-fats created during that process - are the highlights of its rap sheet.

http://www.flashinthepan.net/?p=825

Mullein's Stalks Fight Coughs

Aug 2, 2013
Flora de la Terre

August 3rd & 5th, 2013: Mullein is a respiratory remedy good for ear infections; short-term use only. http://www.floradelaterre.com

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