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The Reimagined Table Podcast

Creativity. Local Food. Community

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and Lilly and Lee are dishing about why they love this autumn holiday, their own family traditions and memories and food, glorious food!

Lilly and Lee talk about the latest research on gratitude, sweet potatoes versus white potaoes, brining your turkey, why cornbread dressing, the essential dishes at their own family's meal and so good and much more.

We discuss a few recipes as well: 
Dry Brined Turkey
Herb + Sausage Stuffing
Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Find more ideas and inspirations at our Instagram Page

Come chat with us in our Facebook group! We'd love to hear more about your Thanksgiving traditions and ideas.

 

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Lilly and Lee sat down with Nate Hamel of MM Local Foods, a Denver based values-driven company inspired by a simple mission - making it easier for all of us to eat local food, all year round. MM Local produces tasty preserved, pickled and live-fermented foods like beets, daikon applesauce, pickles and live green chile kraut. 

One of Nate's many passions is developing relationships with farmers in the region to help create a more healthy and sustainable food system. 

Our conversation explored the following: 

MMLocal + upcoming changes
Fermentation 
Water rights
Gardening

Overall, this is the episode that will open your eyes a bit wider to what is happening in Colorado and across the US when it comes to agriculture, water, and how to make changes in your own home. 

 

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Lee and Lilly chat about the beauty and hecticness of the fall season and the celebrations around both life and death. This time of abundance and harvest is also marked by the ending of the garden season, leaves changing colors, and the invitation to slow down. 

It is also a time for PSL's (you'll have to listen to verify that acronym) and Halloween. We talk about the commercial nature of this holiday and the way we have reimagined it for our own family's traditions. As we explore our need to find deeper meaning in this holiday we also talk about the tradition of Dia de los Muertos and how it reflects death from a lens of celebration and love rather than spookiness and fear. 

This episode left both of us newly inspired about this holiday time and we welcome you to enjoy it while you are harvesting, canning, and planning for this Fall. 

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There are people who do what they can to bring connection, collaboration and are willing to take the action needed to lift up a community. Here in Edgewater Colorado, Joel Newton of the Edgewater Collective does just this. We have had the privelege of working alongside him on our various community projects and recently we got to ask him questions about why he does what he does, where he sees the state of education in our state and community, and how he is attempting to bridge the gap between our city residents and our schools. 

Joel is also the publisher of the Edgewater Echo, a community space where he shares community events, stories and local happenings.  

Also, join the conversation at The Reimagined Table Facebook Group where we ask each other questions about gardening, cooking, ways of being creative and living the simple life. 

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Kristina Welch is the Executive Director of Jovial Concepts. An organization that asks the question: What will you do for peace? 

We sat down with Kristina to dive deeper into how she started this non-profit not long after graduating from college, all the places it has gone in the last several years and her lastest project of creating a co-op market in one of the food deserts of Denver. 

Of course, we are especially curious about their Front Yard Gardening program that empowers home owners to dig up their lawns to grow food for the hungry of our community. Jovial plants the gardens and along with the help of the home owners and a crew of volunteers. 

To find out more about Jovial and Kristina, go to: 

Jovial Concepts

Jovial's Facebook Page 

Co-op on First Facebook Page 

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What are you starting to harvest? This week we are talking about what is coming out of our summer gardens, what to do with the abundance - and especially how to keep some of it for the winter months. We cover everything from how to freeze leafy greens, what to do with all that zucchini to making the most of fruits like peaches and berries. 

Whether you grew veggies yourself, or your neighbor leaves you with bags and bags of home grown produce, this conversation is all about trying to put that harvest to good use with as little waste as possible. A sampling of the tidbits we discuss:

-Picking and fermenting cukes and zucchini

-Freezing pestos, greens, beets and more

-Freezing greens, beets, green beans, broccoli, etc.

-Hot peppers - pickling, canning and making salsa

-Peach barbeque sauce

-What we do and what we "strive" to do with the summer harvest

Also, join the conversation at The Reimagined Table Facebook Group where we ask each other questions about gardening, cooking, ways of being creative and living the simple life. 

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Joyride Brewing in Edgewater Colorado opened their doors three years ago and exceeded their wildest expectations for success. In this interview, we hear from two of the founders, Dave Bergen and Grant Babb about their love of craft brewing and how they decided to open their own business.

Dave and Grant talk about their love of community and food and how they've been inspired to create interesting brews such as Colorado CTZ Smash Pale Ale and the Sparta Red Belgian Tripel with Blood Orange that are currently on tap at the Brewery. 

We chat about: 

  • How they started in an Edgewater basement
  • Beer trends that are happening, growing, what to watch... and taste!
  • Their love of Edgewater and building community 
  • Why Colorado is a such a hotspot for Craft Beer
  • Their musical influences 
  • Their decision to continue to build in Edgewater rather than go into Industry
  • Where and why the source the ingredients they do... including an all-local ingedient beer now on tap. 
  • Whether we are *finally* getting our rooftop patio! 
  • The importance of the craft food industry returning us to community
  • Their punny beer names
  • Food... and beer!  

Dave Bergen, Grant Babb and Brent Smith are the three founders of Joyride Brewing and we are thrilled two of them came on to our show as we had a blast chatting them up and learning more about our own neighborhood brew pub! 

You can find them at 25th + Sheridan in Edgewater across the street from Sloan's Lake. Online you can find them on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and their website JoyrideBrewing.com

Also, if you are interested in brewing your own, check out Edgewater's Fermentation Society we mention on the show. 

If you live in the Denver Metro area, be sure to celebrate at Joyride on July 15th as they mark three years of bringing Edgewater together through creative craft beers. 

Also, join the conversation at The Reimagined Table Facebook Group where we ask each other questions about gardening, drinking, cooking and living the simple life. 

Sign up HERE for regular updates of the Reimagined Table podcast including recipes and meal plans. 

Follow us on Instagram at The Reimagined Table where we share pictures of our projects based on creativity, local food and community. 

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In this episode of the Reimagined Table, Lee interviews her co-host Lilly about a big milestone in her life - the end of a year long journey in eating almost entirely food that was locally grown and/or produced and sourced in Colorado. Lee chats with Lilly about her motivations for embarking on this journey as well as the nitty gritty of how she did it with her family.

In this heartfelt conversation, Lilly shares deeply personal experiences like her apprenhensions and expectations of the journey, how it worked financially, what her kids and husband thought about the process and what foods she missed or craved while on the journey. For anyone who loves food and cares about its origins and our complicated relationship with food in this culture, this is a must-listen interview. 

Lilly Steirer, is a chef and the founder of Lilly’s Table an online meal planning service and the co-host of the Reimagined Table podcast. To learn more about about Lilly and read about some of her adventures cooking food, check her out here.

While we just scratched the surface of what happened during her family's local food year, she is eager to tell more. Feel free to contact us with more questions or anything you would like to hear from Lilly or Lee at thereimaginedtable@gmail.com

Many thanks to David + Lynn for the beautiful photo that we share today. 

Also, join the conversation at The Reimagined Table Facebook Group where we ask each other questions about gardening, cooking and living the simple life. 

Sign up HERE for regular updates of the Reimagined Table podcast including recipes and meal plans. 

Follow us on Instagram at The Reimagined Table where we share pictures of our projects based on creativity, local food and community. 

 

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Today we’re talking with Willow Bradner, an intuitive leadership consultant and creative entreprenuer who helps others (particularly women) discover their truth, passion and purpose in life through, psychic mentorship, speaking events, healing energy work and more. Willow, like most modern women, is finding ways to juggle her creative career endeavors with family life and sanity. 

We asked Willow about her childhood, her path to expressing her inner creativity and voice and specifically how she mentors others to uncover limiting beliefs and find more ease in the everyday experience of life. 

To learn more about Willow, visit her website where you can enroll in her Truth, Passion, Purpose Academy. Willow on Instagram and Facebook

We'd love to hear from you at thereimaginedtable@gmail.com

Sign up HERE for regular updates of the Reimagined Table podcast including recipes and meal plans. 

Follow us on Instagram at The Reimagined Table where we share pictures of our projects based on creativity, local food and community. 

Finally, check out Lilly's Spring Meal Plan eCookbook as well!

 

 

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Memorial Day is just around the corner - the start of the bbq/grilling season. Oh there's so much goodness that transpires on the grill and Lilly and Lee are dishing out their grilling favorites as well as the joys of taking dinner outside at home and on picnics. We talk about the limitless ways to prepare vegetables on the grill from asparagus and eggplant to peaches and bananas, even pizza. We talk about why picnics are such a fun way to break up the every day dinner routine and much more.

We'd love to hear what your grilling favorites are at thereimaginedtable@gmail.com

Sign up HERE for regular updates of the Reimagined Table podcast including recipes and meal plans. 

Follow us on Instagram at The Reimagined Table where we share pictures of our projects based on creativity, local food and community. 

Finally, check out Lilly's Spring Meal Plan eCookbook as well!

Recipes from the show:

Grilled Potato + Greens Salad

Herb Stuffed Peaches

Socca

Grilled Asparagus

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