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LH 150: Creating Simply Flavorful Veggies

LH 150: Get The Best Flavor From Your Fresh Produce

Whether you are 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.

That’s not always how it happens though, is it? Fresh vegetables can be tricky to properly cook. A less than stellar experience with a veggie can turn us and our family off of it completely.

Which is why I brought on author Alana Chernila to share tips about how to prepare simple, perfect vegetables every time. It doesn’t get much more “farm fresh” than that!

You will learn:

  • What 4 types of ingredients to boost flavor
  • What is the most underappreciated veggie and why
  • The best way to prepare cauliflower everyone will LOVE
  • Why being courageous with ingredients can transform us as a cook
  • How one bad experience can ruin a veggie
  • Why roasting makes so many veggies taste magical
  • How to make a Fresh Corn & Stone Fruit side dish
  • And SO MUCH more…

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Alana Chernila is the author of three books: The Homemade Pantry, The Homemade Kitchen, and Eating From the Ground Up.

She also writes, cooks, teaches cheese making, and blogs at her website: EatingFromTheGroundUp

Alana lives with her husband and daughters in western Massachusetts.

Fresh Corn & Stone Fruit Recipe:

This recipe is a prime example of how to courageously combine fresh ingredients to create a dish that delights in around five minutes. I know you’ll love it.

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Resources & Links Mentioned:

The Homemade Pantry - LivingHomegrown.comEating From the Ground Up - LivingHomegrown.comEating From the Ground Up – Alana’s Blog

Eating From the Ground Up * – Alana’s Book

The Homemade Pantry * – Alana’s Book

The Homemade Kitchen * – Alana’s Book

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Related Episodes:

Maximizing Flavor in Our Veggie Recipes

How to Grow Fun & Unusual Veggies

Seasonal Eating with a Foodie Farmer


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About the Author:

Theresa Loe is the founder of Living Homegrown® and the Canning Academy®. For 9 years, Theresa was the Co-Executive Producer & Canning Expert on the national PBS gardening series, Growing A Greener World®. Theresa homesteads on just 1/10th of an acre in Los Angeles with her husband, two sons and several disorderly but totally adorable chickens. Learn more about Living Homegrown here and about the Canning Academy here.