A kitchen counter with green tomatoes and other ingredients
Lisa Bralts
November 05, 2014

Ode to the October Tomato

The end of tomato season is generally a sad affair for local eaters. In this episode of Backyard Industry, Lisa Bralts discovers that green tomatoes are in disguise - they only LOOK like they're not ready to be eaten. 


Jars of tomatoes on a shelf.
Lisa Bralts
October 04, 2012

What's An Aigre-Doux?

We’re lucky indeed here in central Illinois - our local specialty crop farmers grow gorgeous produce that lends itself for preservation so we can enjoy it year-round. In this episode of In My Backyard, Lisa Bralts talks pickles, preserves, and aigre-doux with Vie Restaurant’s Paul Virant - also known as "The Jarring Chef".


August 25, 2011

Celebrating the Tomato

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.


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