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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".

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

Order in the Turkey Roost

Aug 2, 2013
The National Wild Turkey Federation

"Fieldnotes," August 4th & 5th, 2013: "Wild Turkey Hierarchy," by Jim Giese (read by Allison de Jong).  http://www.montananaturalist.org/

Food Science, Part 3: Green Color in Salads

Aug 2, 2013

August 4th, 2013: Inspired by the writing of Harold McGee, Jon and Greg continue their four-part series on food science with "Green Color in Salads and Sauces."

http://curiouscook.typepad.com/

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