What began as a desire for a fresh peach and a penchant for French-style goat cheese has become an award-winning farmstead creamery, among other things. Many other things. Business - and life - partners Wes Jarrell and Leslie Cooperband talk about their work at Prairie Fruits Farm with Lisa Bralts for this episode of In My Backyard.
Man or woman cannot live by bread alone, the saying goes. Taking that to heart, Dusan and Carissa Katic of Katic Breads combine their passion for baking bread and farmers markets into a business that nourishes on multiple levels.
Much ado is being made about dinner – particularly our habits when it comes to getting together around the table. In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts ponders what, exactly, makes up a quality dinner experience, and realizes that it depends on the family… and the food.
We're all familiar with the idea of romance blossoming over a fancy meal. In My Backyard's Lisa Bralts kicks off the 2013 season with the first in a three-part series about romantic partnerships that have become life partnerships... with food as a major focus.
In My Backyard's Lisa Bralts looks back at what turned out to be a very, very good year for food in Central Illinois.
Some people eat their food and share their appreciation with others at the table. Others like to write about their food and share it with their readers. Still others prefer to take photos of their food and share the photos with, well, everyone. In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts takes photos of her lunch and discusses the recent food photography phenomenon with professional photographer Justine Bursoni.
A married couple that cooks, their fascination with Danish open-faced sandwiches, and their desire to give back to the community by connecting eaters with interesting food are all the subject of this week’s episode of In My Backyard.
In the mid-to-late 1800s - the days of cattle-driving and people-moving across the frontier - chuckwagons kept the cowboys and pioneers on these trips fed. In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts, explores a similar concept locally, with a new millennial twist.
Two and a half years ago, one of the first In My Backyard pieces was about keeping chickens in the city. WILL’s Lisa Bralts follows up with both new and, uh, seasoned chicken owners, and learns what happens when girl chickens crow (they don’t), that raccoons and possums aren’t chickens’ only potential enemies, and that people give their chickens really strange names.
In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts gets a taste of what some say is the BEST hot pepper in the world…and it’s locally grown.