Chicken Harvest, Rhonda Wiedenbeck

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A couple of my friends are part of, what I call, a Chicken Cooperative.  They call themselves the Blue Lake Farm Wives and Mens’ Auxilliary.  Lin recently asked (ok, after I repeatedly begged) if I would like to come to one of their harvest days.  Later I asked Rhonda if she would come in to the station so I could interview her about the arrangement, to listen click here.

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Seaweed Foraging, Rhonda Wiedenbeck

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Rhonda Wiedenbeck is an avid forager and one of the things she likes to forage for is seaweed — I was lucky enough to be invited to a foray with Rhonda and our friend Simona Carini.  It was a typical summer morning…yep, overcast and chilly on the coast.  Our clothing was an array of mismatched but appropriate tidepool attire…if someone was photographing us for a fashion mag we would be the ones with the eyes blacked out to preserve our anonymity…  We happily came away with some fine bags of Kombu, Nori, and Rockweed (which I have to say…tastes like the ocean smells at low tide…I’ll skip that one next time…)  — but have used the other two in pots of soup and beans and find it tasty and not at all fishy tasting.
Click here to listen to the interview with Rhonda Wiedenbeck about foraging for seaweed.

Beck’s Bakery, Rhonda Wiedenbeck

FullSizeRender(4) FullSizeRender(5)I am so happy to be able to offer this interview with Rhonda Wiedenbeck.  Rhonda is a friend — I’ve been following her journey to opening this bakery for quite a while.  She has worked so hard to develop great recipes using local grain, she even has a mill in her bakery where she grinds Humboldt Grain.  Yes Humboldt Grain — I capitalized it on purpose!…so exciting —
To listen to the interview with Rhonda about her bakery, click here.

To go to her website, click here.