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Jul 23, 2016

Squash, Squash, Squash! The many ways to eat squash is the name of the game in this 8th episode of Living Free in Tennessee. Today we will take a look at four ways to use squash that you may not have thought of and that can be used as a basis for many fantastic dishes as you work through your summer squash. We will also talk a little bit about elderberries and I will share a tip with you about canning tomato sauce when you don’t have enough tomatoes to process at one time.

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Song of the show: Learning What Leaving Is by Sauce

Jul 10, 2016

Untested (by me) poke remedy to poison ivy:



Wild things we are eating this week:

  1. Blackberries
  2. Daylilies
  3. Gathering lots of leaves for teas: sasafrass, mint, bee balm, blackberry leaves

What we are preserving this week:

  1. Corn
  2. Jams
  3. Beans

A word on managing canned goods: Audit your stock and organize it.

Fermenting Garden Excess

What you need

  1. Vegetables
  2. Salt
  3. Vessel: Jar, crock, anything really just no metal or plastic
  4. Wood spoon or other tool to help you push it down
  5. A way to weigh the veggies below the liquid (NWEdibleLife)
  6. Cool dark place


  • White scum
  • Black scum
  • Off smells - fermentation smell or baby poo?


Song of the Episode: Suicide by Sauce

Jul 1, 2016

Want to see a balanced documentary on how animals are raised for food in the US? Check out At the Fork,! Today I am joined by John Papola, producer of this film to talk about what motivated him to trust in human nature and produce a film that is balanced and educational rather than preachy.

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Also covered on this episode:

  1. Quick shortbread recipe
  2. What is seasonal this week in Tennessee