Latest Episodes

Fun traditional Appalachian things for kids with Singer, Songwriter Sarah Pirckle, and Jenn Bowen, Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend, TN.
April 28, 2023

A visit with Singer and Songwriter Sarah Pickle, a Tennessee Treasure, program director, and fiddle instructor with Smoky Mountain JAM,Junior Appalachian Musicians program. I also asked her how she wrote her songThe Piney Roseand about her chicken and

Morel Mushroom hunt, cook, and Asparagus with Chris Burger, Chef Robert Allen, and Kelly Smith Trimble
April 21, 2023

Searching for that fifth taste of Umami with a morel mushroom hunt, cook, and asparagus. My guests are Chris Burger and Chef Robert Allen of Bluestem Hollow. Plus, Author and Gardener Kelly Smith Trimble. Kelly is also presenting an Author talk and

Special Growers, Maryville TN and Chattanooga Bakery's Moonpie
April 14, 2023

Today, Special Growers, Maryville, TN, offers workforce development training and employment for people with learning differences who age out of high school and special education classes. Their story and Chattanooga Bakery’s Moonpie on my latest podcast an

Classic Easter Foods, Pellissippi State Community College Culinary Program, Foothills Sip TN Wine Festival
April 07, 2023

My guests are Karen Zorio with her hot cross bun recipe, Farmer, Homesteader, and Cookbook Author Aliceson Bales with her Mothers deviled egg recipe and some tips for peeling boiled eggs. Chef Joseph Blauvelt, Instructor/Program Coordinator of Pellissipp

Legendary University of Tennessee Football Coach Phillip Fulmer on the importance of honey bees
March 30, 2023

The Legendary University of Tennessee Football Coach Phillip Fulmer raises bees and is my guest on this episode. Coach Fulmer is passionate about raising awareness for honey bees and was generous with his time to record this story in order to advocate for

Bluestem Hollow, Greenback, Tennessee
March 23, 2023

Sustainably raised grassland beef, fruits, vegetables, chickens, honey, and charcuterie

Mead from Flora De Mel Meadery, Rossville Georgia.
March 16, 2023

Today, we are setting the table with Mead. My guest is Jay Martin, Co-Owner of Flora De Mel, a Meadery and full-service restaurant located in Rossville, GA, just over the state line of TN from downtown Chattanooga. Jay is a proponent of urban beekeeping.

Helping the Honey Bees with D and Jim Brown of Honey Rock Herb Farm, Louisville, TN
March 10, 2023

Helping the Honeybee with D & Jim Brown, Honey Rock Herb Farm owners, Louisville, Tennessee. This is their 36th year of growing the good life at Honey Rock Herb Farm, and they have raised bees for over 40 years. They share with us how important bees and p

Saving Seeds and Stories with John Coykendall
March 03, 2023

Seed Saving & Stories with our seed-saving pal John Coykendall of Knoxville, TN. John tells us how he became a seed saver, some of the varieties he has saved, where to find old-time heirloom seed like the ones he saves, and shares plus some cute stori

The Creative Vegetable Gardener by Tennessee Author, Kelly Smith Trimble
February 17, 2023

Today, we are setting the table with a brand new book, The Creative Vegetable Gardener, written by a Tennessee Author, Kelly Smith Trimble. 60 ways to cultivate Joy, Playfulness, and Beaty, along with a bounty of food. Kelly also shares a recipe for carro