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The Reimagined Table Podcast

Creativity. Local Food. Community

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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

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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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Garden season is in full swing here in Colorado! Lee and Lilly each came to gardening in different ways and we talk about how we got started, including the mistakes we have made or the hangups we have, when we were discouraged, encouraged as well as our thoughts about gardening with children.

This episode includes tips for planting, which are especially helpful for early gardeners. We are not master gardeners, dare we say we are even recovering ‘brown thumbs’, so if you feel intimidated by gardening, this is the episode for you.

We plan to have this episode be the first of several, so if you have any gardening questions please contact us 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! Gardening season may have begun, but the kitchen is always calling and these spring recipes will make your day brighter! 

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Today we're talking about motherhood through the lens of creativity, local food and community and how it all relates to the Reimagined Table. We talk about motherhood through our own experiences as well as witnesses to the evolution of the maternal role in our society. We touch on the increasing awareness of the magic of the Divine Feminine, and the importance of it in our communities. For more information on the Divine Feminine, this video has a beautiful discussion about it.

We to dedicate this show to the mother's who have lost children at any point from birth to adulthood throughout their journey of motherhood. As challenging as the daily grind of motherhood may be, the loss of the child is beyond our words. We send you love. 

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Finally, check out Lilly's Spring Meal Plan eCookbook as well! It makes a great Mother's Day gift as well. ;-)  

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Today we're talking with Sean Larkin, founder of Victory Homesteading whose mission is to help busy families and homeowners enjoy backyard bounty. He helps people with limited time, experience and equipment grow productive gardens and raise food producing animals, such as dwarf goats, chickens, ducks, rabbits and bees. Sean shares his motivation for starting Victory Homesteading, how he imparts this urban farming philosophy on his young son, his thoughts on sustainability, and how is weaving his prior life experiences into his new endeavors.

Visit Sean at Victory Homesteading or Sean's Instagram feed or Victory Homesteading Facebook Page.

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. Including pictures of Sean and his beautiful backyard. 

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

Spring Rituals

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So today, we're talking about Spring and all the possibilities this renewal time offers! For many of us it is a hectic time, but we are taking a moment in this podcast to acknowledge those challenges, but to also remember what makes it a beautiful time of year.

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Check out Lilly's Spring Meal Plan eCookbook as well! 

 

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