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WILL - Backyard Industry - February 16, 2012

Pass the Mustard

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(Duration: 4:60)

Several jars of homemade mustard.

One way to get past the blahs of late winter and to get some food inspiration for spring is to arrange a food swap with some friends and neighbors, especially if the focus is on bright flavors and lots of laughing.  In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts dishes out her best mustard recipe... and comes home with much more than that.

Categories: Agriculture, Food

WILL - Backyard Industry - February 09, 2012

Ahead of the (Growing) Curve

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(Duration: 4:29)

A scale and several seed catalogs

This winter's mild weather notwithstanding, it's a bit hard to believe the next growing season is already right around the corner. In this week's segment of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts discovers that local growers aren't just thinking about the 2012 growing season - they're way ahead of the rest of us.


WILL - Backyard Industry - December 21, 2011

Be It Resolved

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(Duration: 5:29)

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Though the calendar and the weather aren't necessarily matching up this year, it doesn't matter - the holidays are upon us, whether we're ready for them or not. For In My Backyard's Lisa Bralts, it's all about balance - taking stock of what happened in 2011, but looking ahead to the New Year, with its plans and possibilities.





WILL - Backyard Industry - September 22, 2011

Sour Times

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(Duration: 5:58)

A jar of pickled carrots on a kitchen shelf

Even though canning gets most of the attention during the food preservation season, Lisa Bralts finds that there's nothing to be afraid of when it comes to pickling and fermentation in this segment of In My Backyard.

Categories: Agriculture, Food

WILL - Backyard Industry - August 25, 2011

Celebrating the Tomato

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(Duration: 5:29)

The world's most versatile fruit - the tomato - is in full season right now, ready to become salsa, or sauce, or part of your salad. In this segment of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts hopes her family can keep up with her obsession with red, pink, purple, yellow, orange, and green - yes, green - tomatoes.

Categories: Agriculture, Community
Tags: tomatoes

WILL - Backyard Industry - August 18, 2011

Does Food PLUS Place CREATE Home?

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(Duration: 5:29)

Mid-August in Urbana-Champaign heralds the arrival of many new residents. It also heralds the arrival of the zenith of our local produce season. In this segment of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts wonders if the local flavors can help our newest citizens experience a true taste of place.

Categories: Community
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