Slow Food w/ Mara Welton plus Chili Pepper Trivia
It’s a hot and spicy episode of the Seeds & Weeds Podcast! Today we’re chatting with Mara Welton, who serves as director of programs for Slow Food USA.
Let’s Chat w/ Del Barber
We’re sitting down to chat with Canadian farmer and singer-songwriter Del Barber. Del’s music has been nominated for countless awards and has received critical acclaim from Rolling Stone Magazine.
Ep 10: 5 Questions w/ Zach Loeks plus Tomato Extravaganza
We’re hanging out with farmer and author Zach Loeks to talk about his work at Ecosystem Solution Institute and learn more about micro-landscaping. Right now I am obsessed with America’s favorite fruit, so let’s celebrate with a Tomato Extravaganza!
Bonus Ep: Gardening for Moths w/ Jim McCormac
Why are moths always cast as the villain? What’s the difference between a moth and a butterfly? We’ll find out today in this special bonus episode!
Ep 9 Let’s Chat w/ Erica & Mike, Nature & Nurture Seeds
Lets Chat w/ Erica Kempter and Mike Levine, co-owners of Nature & Nurture Seeds, a Michigan based seed company! We talk about why planting regional seed matters and some of their favorite varieties from this year’s catalog, then we play the Garden Dating Game! Let’s see how well Erica and Mike know each other… in the garden.
Ep 8: Ask an Herbalist w/ Demetria Clark
We’re back with another round of Ask an Herbalist and this time we’re sitting down with herbalist and educator Demetria Clark.
5 Questions w/ Melissa DeSa plus Weed Ramble: Plantain
Seed steward Melissa DeSa tell us about her tomato breeding program and Bevin rambles on about one of his favorite wild herbs.
5 Questions w/ Brie Arthur plus Chili Pepper Trivia w/ Annie Toro Lopez
Foodscape gardener Brie Arthur shares her love affair with grains and Annie Toro Lopez plays Chili Pepper Trivia!
Ep 5: Five Questions w/ Sonya Harris
Community gardener Sonya Harris tells us how we can get our hands on her special seeds and Bevin shares his Top 5 Peppers!
Bonus Ep: A Conversation w/ Andrew Bunting Vice President Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Andrew Bunting, VP of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society talks about this year’s garden trends, the Philadelphia Flower Show and he plays a quick round of This or That!
Ep 4: Ask an Herbalist w/ Mel Mutterspaugh plus Top 5 Herbs and a recipe
Herbalist Mel Mutterspaugh answers all your herby questions and I share my Top Five herbs for the tea garden!
Ep 3: This or That with Jon Jackson + Ask a Gardener with Enoch Graham
Jon Jackson has to choose between pork or beef and Enoch Graham answers your gardening questions!
Ep 2: Five Questions with Joseph Lofthouse plus exciting news and our Top 5 Seed Catalogs
Joseph Lofthouse tells us why promiscuous tomatoes are his favorite tomatoes!
Ep 1 : Five Questions with Jeff Quattrone plus what’s growing and a seed story
Jeff Quattrone tells us why he loves those jersey tomatoes and I share the story of Radiator Charlie’s Mortgage Lifter!
From The Herb Garden: Elder
Elder is an ancient tree, noted in sources ranging from Shakespeare to pop music. And elderberries have many uses, from the kitchen to the medicine cabinet.
From The Herb Garden: Rosemary
Remember rosemary, and for good reason! This herb’s fragrant leaves provide a healthy boost for the body, mind and spirit!
From the Herb Garden: Coriander/Cilantro
Whether you love or hate cilantro (a/k/a, coriander), this controversial herb is also a flavorful, and ancient, winter spice. And its uses go beyond the kitchen!
Good Food Awards Finalist
Small House Hemp Seed oil has been named a finalist in the Good Food Awards! This is a national award based out of California. We are honored and humbled to be chosen by a panel that blind tested over 2000 entries. Congratulations to the 2017 Good Food Awards...
Seasonal Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seeds
I made some delectable soup the other day that I need to share! Disclaimer: I will not be giving you a recipe with specific numbers or exact quantities of certain ingredients. I don't cook like that. I cook like an old Grandma would - things go in the pot by the...
Spring Seed Excitement
The excitement of spring is already in the air! The snow is melting (for now), baby chicks are chirping, the maple sap is flowing and everyone here is itching to start planting! It seems like every other conversation around here has something to do with seeds.. Boxes...
We drizzled Small House Hemp Oil on our noodles and veggies for lunch today. Roughly a tablespoon of Hemp Oil will give you the protein and nutritional boast your body needs! Doesn't this look yummy? There are cooking oils, and then there are finishing oils....
I Quit My Comfy Corporate Job
I'm sitting on the floor of my kitchen with Ethernet cords and routers all around me. The press is on the table with the smell of fresh pressed hemp in the air. This has been the day of internet and computer troubles for me. I hate troubleshooting internet issues....
Almond Blueberry Bread Recipe
This morning we all woke up and wanted pancakes and bacon. I love Sunday mornings..The ones that you can just sit in your pajamas and slowly mosey through the day. You might get thisaccomplished or that accomplished, but the day is slow and cozy. You cuddle on the...
Our Potato Adventure
The Sangre potato we were gifted I'm going to start this post by repeating something that I find myself saying and writing quite often.. Small House has allowed me to see and learn so many new things that I never would have even imagined possible.. Its already been an...
A visit from the Phantom Gardener
Our life here at Small House has given my family opportunities to learn and experience things that I never would have imagined possible. From the most simple, like tapping our maple trees to collect their tasty sap and watching five year old Elijah harvest and eat his...
Herbs: Wildcraft or Purchase
We use a lot of herbs here at Small House. For our food and drink, our medicine and in a variety of the products that we take to market. And we take a lot of pride in how we choose to source these herbs. If you have ever spoken to me at a market about our salves you...
Big Dreams, Pig Dreams
It seems that January is a month for dreaming. Dreaming of warm weather and all the wonderful things we want to do when it finally returns. The holidays are over and the maple sap won't run for another month or two yet.. its too early to start any seeds, so all we can...
Me & Wintergreen
Ever since I was a young boy I've enjoyed picking wintergreen in the woods. The fresh minty smell of the leaves when you break them open, the refreshing flavor of the plump little berries.. plus they're just cool looking little plants. With the bright red and green...
Gathering Wild Carrot Seeds
Our latest wild plant gathering adventure stemmed from a chapter in a book I've been reading entitled "A Guide to Nature in Winter" by Donald Stokes. Its a great little book that I was given by our Grandpa Bob in Pennsylvania.. Essentially its a guide to wildflower,...
The boys and I went to Middleton Farm today and picked a large basket (half bushel) of brussel sprouts! Elijah had a hard time getting them to snap off the stalks, so it was mainly my hands that filled the basket. Took about half hour, and after I blanch and...
Detoxing from Deodorant
We just premiered a new product last week that we have been using around our house for 2+ years, our Homemade Deodorant. This product is simple, natural, and still does the job ! We've had great response all ready from our customers! Please let us know your...
Food Swapping Fun
Yesterday Heather and I were lucky enough to attend our first ever homemade food swap, hosted by a group from Lansing called Mid-Mitten Homemade. You can check them out on facebook here. The concept of the swap was pretty simple, but I was blown away at how great of...
Saving Seeds, A Bonus Harvest
Its been a little while since my last post. As everyone knows, this is a very busy time of year. School starts for the kids and the harvest really starts to pick up, which brings with it preservation season. Canning, drying, freezing... jams, tomatoes, pickles,...
One of the vegetables that we grew this year was cabbage. We chose a variety from Baker Creek Seed Company called the Glory of Enkhuizen. It's named after the village in Holland where it was first introduced back in 1899. It is said to an early, excellent keeping...
Just a few weeks ago I wrote a post about this year's strawberry jam making adventure.. Everyone loves jam and this was quite a popular post! But if you're anything like me, your jam experience is limited to the head honchos of the preserve world.. Strawberry,...
Flea be Gone
Two outdoor cats + thick dense wooded living + summer heat = FLEAS! We have been battling fleas for a few weeks now and I wanted to share our success story now that we have officially controlled them with natural methods. Having a small baby in the house and our...
Saving Garlic – and my lessons in patience
One of the things I enjoy the most about our life here at Small House is taking the time to learn what all goes into our food. And I don't just mean the ingredients. A lot of the food that is readily available at the super market for hungry consumers to purchase by...
Our friend Nettles
Nettles. Most people are familiar with nettles if only because of its sting. If you haven't experienced nettles' sting, maybe you need to get out more! This common plant can be found most anywhere; roadsides, edges of trails, along river banks, most any place you...
Super grain of the Andes or common weed?
Our first growing season here at Small House couldn't be more exciting.. the thrill of breaking ground on a new garden! We had time last fall to build a few raised beds and set up some low tunnels before the snow hit. And when the cold of winter had us in its grip, we...
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