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“How to Build a Raised Bed”

A raised bed is simply a mound of well-prepared soil, ready for planting, that is raised above the ground. Raised beds are especially useful when the garden soil is not ideal. You can even add a raised bed where there was no soil to begin with, on a patio or driveway where the beds can be contained with wooden boards or rocks. Planting vegetables and fruits this way can be […]

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“Announcing My 2018 Adventure Getaway”

I’m excited to announce my next Adventure Getaway in partnership with the The Montana Land Reliance​, a conservation organization working to permanently protect agricultural lands, fish and wildlife habitat, and open space. It is the largest state-based land trust in the country, and has protected over 1,000,000 acres in Montana since 1978. This is a truly once-in-a-lifetime trip, with the best trout fishing in the world and a full day […]

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“Unexpected Things to Do In New Orleans”

One of my 2018 Adventure Getaways is in New Orleans, so I thought it was time to share some of the Unexpected Things to Do in New Orleans for when you come on this trip with me! For as long as I have been alive, my memories have been defined by what I ate during those experiences. I couldn’t always tell you the name of the person I was with during that […]

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“Here’s What You Should Plant in Your Garden this Year”

Deciding what you should plant in your garden this year can be daunting, there are so many splendid options. The key to choosing your plants is to make a gardening plan that inspires you and to keep to that plan when you march off to the gardening store. Every plant can be alluring when you are hungry to grow. Before you buy, consider the following questions to make the most […]

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“Announcing My New TV Show on Travel Channel!”

**5/23/18 UPDATE** After the merger of Discovery and Scripps in April, our show executives were replaced and the new Travel Channel executives informed us they would not be pursuing food related programming. Our show will now air on their sister network Destination America on Saturday, June 23rd at 10pm EST / 9pm CT. PLEASE TUNE IN and join us on social media using the hashtag #ILoveWildFood and tagging @GPellegrini and […]

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“How to Wrap Meat for the Freezer”

The key to storing and freezing meat effectively is in how you wrap meat for the freezer. Freezer burn, the most common cause of wasted meat in the freezer, is the process of dehydration that happens when meat isn’t wrapped properly. Most people don’t realize it, but even ice evaporates in the freezer over time (ever notice how ice cubes get smaller as they sit there?). Here is how to […]

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“6 Inspirational Podcasts I’m Loving Right Now”

Lately I have been trying to be more intentional with the time I spend on my cell phone. I’ve gone so far as to tell my closest people that I’m getting a landline so that if they need to reach me urgently they can call me there, rather than text me and expect an immediate response. And I’ve been putting away social media apps in favor of knitting and reading. […]

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“My Insider’s Guide to Austin”

Everyone in Austin has their own favorite spots that are near and dear to their heart. In the years that I have had a home there, I’ve been absolutely amazed by how rapidly things have changed. It seems the new restaurants, hotels, and experiences are sprouting up daily. After many requests, here is my list, in no particular order, of the the things I have continued to love in Austin. […]

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“Coffee With: Artist Anna Booth”

Anna Booth has always had a gift, I remember watching her in awe as a first grader during our watercolor painting and pastel drawing sessions at our Rudolf Steiner Waldorf School. Her artistic ability was innate, and the level of sophistication with which she created art at such a young age was always an inspiration for me. In fact, I have a painting she gifted me on my desk as […]

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“Meet the Modern Pioneer: Molly Mogren of Namakan”

I have been trying to remember when I first met Molly, it was probably back stage at a Food & Wine festival somewhere that I was chef-ing at, I can’t be sure. But let’s just say wherever it was, it immediately felt like we were old pals. Whenever we’re together, there are serious belly laughs and all kinds of shenanigans and I was honored to take her on her very […]

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