IMG_0842 Young Couple Opens Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory in Truro

The bean to bar chocolate movement is on the rise. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with a young couple in Truro who’ve opened a chocolate factory. She learns about sourcing beans, how the production process works, and what characteristics make for a top notch chocolate bar.

You can find a recipe for a chocolate bundt cake and see photos from Chequessett Chocolate’s factory on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.

This is a rebroadcast. This piece originally aired on April 10, 2014.

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IMG_0150 Three Locals Talk about Raising, Slaughtering, and Butchering their Pigs

These days, we don’t often interact with the animals we eat. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with three local people about raising, slaughtering, and butchering pigs. She weaves their voices together to bring the animals from life to death and finally to the table.

You can find links to several essays about raising, slaughtering, and butchering pigs on her blog, Diary of a Locavore, along with links to some of the YouTube videos on butchering mentioned in the piece.

This is a rebroadcast. This piece originally aired on December 19th, 2013.

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IMG_2668 Wellfleet Cook Shares Holiday Recipe for Local Lemon Curd

Three years ago, Elspeth Hay brought home a Meyer lemon tree to keep outside in the summer and in front of a sunny window all winter. This year, it’s bearing fruit for the first time, just in time for the holidays. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth talks with Kim Shkapich of Lola’s Local Food Lab in Wellfleet about her recipe for lemon curd and the science behind it.

You can find Kim’s recipe for lemon curd on Elspeth’s blog, where you can also read more about her tips for adjusting it to your taste and growing your own Meyer lemon tree.

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Photo Credit Alison Shaw Vineyard Author Offers New Take on Kale

Kale is one of the few local greens that’s available almost year round. This week on the Local Food Report, Elspeth Hay talks with author Cathy Walthers of West Tisbury about her new cookbook Kale, Glorious Kale. They cover everything from the nutritional benefits of the green to kale varieties and recipes—including some that might come as a surprise.

You can see a picture of some of the most common local kale varieties and find Cathy Walthers’ recipe for Kale Granola on Elspeth’s blog, Diary of a Locavore.

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CometRadio Transom Teen Workshop in Woods Hole

This winter, the Transom Story Workshop is offering a new program for teenagers in our area in conjunction with The Woods Hole Public Library, funding provided by a grant from the Brabson Library and Educational Foundation: A week-long audio storytelling workshop for twelve Upper Cape high school students interested in audio and radio production will[…..]

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