Full Episodes



Apr 19, 2018 | 27 min

Few foods are as cool as a cucumber. It’s fresh, mild flavor is ideal in salads, it’s the perfect flavor enhancer in drinks, and it’s the crown jewel in pickling — receiving the honorary title of “...



Apr 12, 2018 | 27 min

While barley might not seem like the typical ingredient you cook with, it’s actually quite versatile. It can help thicken soups, be a flavor enhancer in salads, or even be the star ingredient in...



Apr 5, 2018 | 27 min

Pickled, steamed, stewed, sauteed, or even raw, cabbage is no stranger to unique ways of being prepared. On this episode, we’ll visit Morning Glory Farm in Mount Vernon to learn some secrets to...

Thanksgiving Special

Thanksgiving Special

Nov 9, 2017 | 29 min

It's a warm family celebration when host Charity Nebbe invites her husband and two children to cook their favorite Thanksgiving recipes in the studio kitchen with her. Dishes like mushroom gravy...

sweet corn

Sweet Corn

Nothing represents summer in the Midwest like the taste of sweet corn. On this episode, we’ll visit a family who enjoys growing sweet corn together. Then Chef Melissa Friedhof from the famed Ross’s...

smoothie special

Summer Smoothie Special

Jun 6, 2017 | 27 min

Join host Charity Nebbe and some of our favorite chefs including Chef David Baruthio, Chef Katy Meyer, Chef Walter Jahncke, Chef Melissa Friedhof, and Chef Tom Skold as we blend some of Iowa’s...

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes

Jun 1, 2017 | 27 min

Visit Middle Way Farm just outside of Grinnell, watch chef Watler Jahncke from the Northside Cafe in Winterset prepare two unforgettable recipes; and travel to Fort Madison to the Elliott Test...



May 25, 2017 | 28 min

As one of the home garden’s most prolific produce items, zucchini challenges us to find new and tasty ways to include it in our meals. On this episode, we beat zucchini at its own game when Chef Katy...

duck eggs


May 19, 2017 | 27 min

Duck meat is dark and rich. Duck eggs are rich too - and bigger than chicken eggs. Both are intriguing alternatives to other poultry products and can be prepared quite deliciously. On this episode,...


Broccoli | Iowa Ingredient

May 11, 2017 | 27:48

Broccoli has landed in the top ten list of Americans’ favorite veggies! Check out how Northern Ridge Berry Farm in Oxford keeps freshly picked broccoli in the hands of eager consumers.